Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

U2: The Band of Holy Joy

Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 6 June 1987

Riots greet U2 in Italy! Bono is bigger than Il Papa! Rock is not dead! Sean O'Hagan gets an audience with the holy man of rock 'n' roll on the eve of U2's first British dates for two years.

Total word count of piece: 2652

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.