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Tracking The New Inspirationals: The Alarm

John Mendelsohn, Record, June 1984

THEIR MOVEMENT MAY be said to have been born on the smoggy Labor Day afternoon in 1983 when U2’s Bono climbed to the top of the US Festival’s stage scaffolding while a heretofore demoralized generation looked on in awe and Showtime’s cameramen got nosebleeds just watching.

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