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U2 and the Making of Achtung Baby

Stephen Dalton, Uncut, November 2004

TOYKO, LATE 1993, somewhere in the fast-forward blur of the dying 20th century. As the biggest, loudest, most expensive and technically ambitious rock tour in history hurtles towards its grand finale, Bono slips his usual entourage of minders and managers. Cartwheeling through the "world capital of Zoo TV" with long-time U2 stylist "Fighting" Fintan Fitzgerald, the singer is hammered, scrambled and more than a little lost in translation.

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