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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Aug 22, 2021

Episode 132: U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987) Part 3

It's been a while, but finally Brian, Sarah, and special guest Tom Austin-Morgan are back to discuss The Joshua Tree. In case you've forgotten, Tom has an excellent podcast called Banned Biographies which covers the histories of some rather famous-- and infamous-- bands and artists. Make sure you check it out; you can find the links below.

Track by Track review, continued

In the previous U2 discussion, the trio didn't get too far along in the track-by-track discussion. This time, however, they make up for that by discussing what ends up being five songs off the iconic 1987 album.  A lot of facts, opinions, and laughs are shared in this episode as Tom, Brian, and Sarah finish talking about Side One and head over to the tracks on Side Two. Some topics that came up during this discussion were: the differences between the punk movement in the US compared to the UK; Lou Reed; Bob Dylan; "People Are People"; and hootenannies!

Songs discussed in this episode:

Side One:

  • Running to Stand Still

Side Two:

  • Red Hill Mining Town
  • In God's Country
  • Trip Through Your Wires
  • One Tree Hill

Watch the videos discussed here:

Red Hill Mining Town

In God's Country

U2 appearance on TV Gaga 1986 - Full Show (includes performances of "Womanfish," "Trip Through Your Wires," and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door")


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