U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Oh I remember being SO grown up when I bought this. Although they weren’t quite so enormous just yet, this track and the album it came from (The Unforgettable Fire) helped to propel the group to iconic status.

It was their biggest UK singles chart hit to date, making number 3 after it had been released in the w/e 15 September 1984. I bought it on 20 October that year as it gracefully slid down from the higher reaches of the chart.

U2 – Pride. My first taste of political rock.
It is well documented about whom Pride was written. The picture of him on the back of the record sleeve is a bit of a giveaway too. However, what is more interesting to me is the full stop that the song represents in the end of the early part of the band’s career.

An older cousin of mine who was keen on their early albums was a bit disappointed with The Unforgettable Fire when I lent it to her – she thought that all the tracks would be like Pride and the earlier albums. It isn’t!

U2 Pride – it’s all about this man.

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