Wednesday, 27 January 2010

U2: A Musical Biography (The Story of the Band)

by David Kootnikoff

"Bono continued to invent characters and was looking for new ways to add commentary and humor to his shtick. He came back for encores as 'Mirror Ball Man', a narcissistic hypocrite in love with his own image dressed in a silver lamé suit similar to the one Elvis had worn. Folksinger Phil Ochs once put on an Elvis suit for a Carnegie Hall concert, telling the perplexed audience that the only way to save America was for 'Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara'. Bono was a fan, and the comparison wasn't lost on him." (p. 80)

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