Thursday, 14 May 2009

Turning In His Chip Shop

This is finally here:

"U2's singer Bono reads his own poem, Elvis, and weaves it into an atmospheric sound-scape. The poem, which sounds like the beat poetry of Adrian Henri, contains images from Elvis' life and his legacy, American history, and popular culture of the last 50 years from crooning to rap via rock and roll, from Valentino to television via Nixon and Lisa Marie. It is blended with archive material and recorded, specially-composed music."

John 11:35

Enough said.


  1. Jesus - I heard this on Wednesday night (it was after the 11pm news). I wondered what the f*ck was going on. It really was spectacularly bad.

  2. I know. I can only get about a quarter of the way through before I come out in hives.