2-15-10 U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
Posted by Sean on February 15, 2010
Aaaaaaand we interrupt this rooftop concert being interrupted by the police with this rooftop concert being interrupted by the police. Yes, it’s confusing. Welcome to my world.
Anyhoo, this video, for U2’s Where the Streets Have No Name, was recorded live on the rooftop of Republic Liquor Store in Los Angeles (hey, they’re Irish, the Irish are lushes, it makes sense) by Meiert Avis in 1987. According to Wikipedia (so you know it’s wrong), U2 did the smart thing and shut the concert down as soon as the cops showed up, but it was edited to look like the band kept playing.
To which I say, “Yeah! That’s sticking it to the pigs in our electronic hallucinations!”
The video went on to win a Grammy Award in 1988 – and rightly so, even despite the creepy Ministry of Truth alterations.
Anyway, how about that war with Eastasia I mean Eurasia, huh? Wacky.
Courtesy of Comrade N4ch0z.