Editor Comment: Couple f weeks back we had a story about U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” at the time we had no idea what kind of feedback we would get or comments. One afternoon as we sat around thinking about stories for the up coming year. We get this email with what appears to be a “the lost video” of Brian and the bands thoughts on “Streets”. We did some checking around. It seems to part of an interview.
We thought it was only fair that we let Brian share his side of the story behind “Streets” also give the fans a chance to see the younger boys chat up about the song. - Here’s the summary of the orginal story.
“Where the Streets Have No Name” is the opening track from their 1987 album The Joshua Tree. It was released as the album’s third single in August 1987 . Bono was inspired to write the lyrics by the notion that it is possible to identify a person’s religion and income based on the street on which they lived, particularly in Belfast. Amidst difficulties recording the song, producer Brian Eno attempted to erase the song from the recording tapes. The song’s signature is a repeating guitar arpeggio utilizing a delay effect that is played at the beginning and end of the song.
“And you can dream, so dream out loud.”