Under a Blood Red Sky

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: U2

It was the Live at Red Rocks concert video more than the live EP — both included on the Deluxe Edition Under a Blood Red Sky with unreleased material — that put the spotlight on four lads with a gift for rat-a-tat-tat anthems. Performing against a dramatic backdrop (rocks, fire, rain), U2 works with an urgency that would be diminished by subsequent superstardom and messianic posings. Essential for ”Sunday Bloody Sunday” — as sung by a youthful dreamer with a weakness for white flags. A?

Originally posted September 30 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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