Race of Angels: The Genesis of U2

Race of Angels: The Genesis of U2

by John Waters


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U2's place in rock culture is already secure, but still the world celebrates them as an "Irish band." In this book, Irish journalist and friend of U2, John Waters, attempts to pinpoint the Irish cultural genius from which U2 emerged. Piecing together fragments of a hidden ancestry, he articulates the band's unique magic which has captivated a generation. Is the band's "Irishness" the secret of its appeal? This book is a search of the essence of one of the greatest rock'n'roll bands of the past decade.

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ISBN-13: 9781857022100
Publisher: Fourth Estate, Limited
Publication date: 10/01/1994
Pages: 306

About the Author

John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cecil B. DeMented. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this book wasn't easy reading - one chapter in particular made me want to read it over and over again.... I think it was called something like 'It's October In All Our Lives' I eventually gave it away to a friend in exchange for a cassette of U2 rarities I hadn't heard before... Now wishing I had it back. To me that ONE chapter was worth the price of the entire book. These days it appears to be out of print. Someday I will find it again.