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Above the Streets With No Name
May 17, 2017  | By Eric Gould
 
U2 has set out on the road this month in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their milestone album “The Joshua Tree." Back in the Stone Age (mid-’80s), most of us could be found in front of MTV, watching hours of music videos. The cable channel’s blend of music and video captured most of the young TV demographic hungry for fresh alternatives from their parents' programming. U2 could be frequently found there, and this cut, a live performance of “Where the Streets Have No Name” on an LA rooftop, tore a page out of The Beatles' “Let it Be” playbook, when they played live atop Apple Records in 1969, shutting London traffic down. U2 had similar results here, right down to footage of the cops arriving and stopping the whole thing.

 
 
 
 
 
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