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Following the band's Zoo TV tour, which took aim at consumerism and media overload, U2 brought those themes and the complex, futuristic sound of its preceding album, Achtung Baby, to their somewhat illogical conclusion on Zooropa, the group's most chaotic, cutting-edge work. The monotone techno-rap "Numb" leads the way, while "Lemon" offers reminders of David Bowie's Berlin trilogy of more than a decade before. Best of all is "The Wanderer," featuring a guest vocal by country-music icon Johnny Cash. His bottomless baritone sounds bizarre over burbling synthesizers, but Bono's trenchant lyric about a postapocalyptic seeker of sensation and experience before he repents nails Cash's legend at least as well as he ever has himself. --Daniel Durchholz
"lemon" and "numb" are my favorite songs on the album. the videos are good too.
Possibly U2's best album. Definitely it's most overlooked & under appreciated. It doesn't get any better than "Numb", "Lemon", & "The Wanderer" with... Read morePublished 6 months ago by seefer
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You are literally too stupid to insult. U2 were never branded Punk Rock.
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They originally recorded the song with Bono singing vocals, but felt it was lacking something. That's why they invited Johnny Cash, they felt he was the perfect voice for this song. To my knowledge, the version with Bono has never been released. Perhaps on the Zooropa 20th anniversary edition?... Read More
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