Music Video of the Day: Red Hill Mining Town by U2 (1987, directed by Neil Jordan) — Through the Shattered Lens

I am sharing this for two reasons: first, it’s a beautiful song and “Through the Shattered Lens” shared interesting insight.

Second, remember when Rock Stars greased themselves up and made video like this? Enjoy!

Today it can be easy to forget just how popular and respected U2 was in the late 1980s and throughout the 90s.  Even though, from the start, Bono drew a lot of derision for his messianic posturing, there’s no denying that early U2 rocked.  Even a song like Red Hill Mining Town, which was probably […]

Music Video of the Day: Red Hill Mining Town by U2 (1987, directed by Neil Jordan) — Through the Shattered Lens

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8 replies

  1. I’ve never heard this one, but it’s a pretty one. and I remember the greased-up days very well )

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  2. This was a great song. I always liked U2.
    Although, in the mines the canaries were there to warn you of bad gas (if they died). So, freeing the canaries is not a good thing for miners…unless they are planning on freeing themselves, too. Okay, I can see the eye roll. 🙂 Happy Easter, John.

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  3. I am not a fan of the band, mainly because of Bono. Bono’s ego is so huge, he must have to have doors widened to get his head through! I shared it on Twitter though, as many people do like U2. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Hi John, I don’t know this particular song and I enjoyed listening to it. The greasing seems quite funny now.


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