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The Musical Mayhem of U2

Apr 8, 2008
Unlike many of the popular bands at the time who were originally from England, U2 was a band of young teenagers who were originally from Dublin, Ireland. The band was created in 1976 by Larry Mullen Jr. when he was fourteen, and U2 is still currently performing and putting out music today. Like the Rolling Stones they have been around for quite a while, but that is where similarities end. U2 is a different band all together, especially in the genre of music that they put out. U2 focuses more on alternative rock, rock and post-punk instead of the rock and roll that the Rolling Stones are best known for.

The main four members of the band have remained the same since the band was first created and includes Adam Clayton, Paul Hewson (also known as Bono), Larry Mullen Jr. and Dave Evans (also known as The Edge). Unlike the members, the name of the band changed a few times before it was known as U2. First, it was the Larry Mullen band for a day before the name became Feedback. Later, the band renamed themselves The Hype before finally settling on U2. As mentioned before, the members of the band were teenagers when they first started the band and their music wasn't overly popular at first, but this would soon change in the 1980s when they became more recognized.

Though U2 started out in the late 1970s, their popularity didn't begin to grow until the mid 1980s where their live shows were well received by their audience. In fact, their live shows were apparently more a success than any of the recordings they made. It took some work in the start because when the band was first created the members still had some work to do on their music. With some experimentation and work, they were able to grow in popularity through the different music they offered. Even after they became relatively popular in the 1980s, they continued to experiment and change their music so that they would have their own unique sound that would continue to entertain the audience. This continued growth is especially seen in an album U2 released in the early 1990s. Even after this album they continued to grow and ensure their music was dynamic.

When they first started out, U2 were lacking in some of their ability and experience and the first few years they were playing together involved a lot of practice and growth before they started getting the recognition they deserved. Even during the 1908s, it took a lot of hard work to build their fan base. It was possibly their enjoyment in trying new things and in trying to build a larger fan base that kept them so dynamic throughout the years. Their continued dynamic growth in their music has been rewarded with their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, winning more Grammy Awards than any other band before them and having influenced numerous bands that were created after U2, such as Coldplay and Snow Patrol.
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