U2 - Rattle And Hum
Back in print on vinyl. The ill will that initially greeted Rattle and Hum - the follow-up to the band's massively successful Joshua Tree album - was due in large part to the bloated and self-important feature film that accompanied it, which showed the band as being simultaneously naive and pretentious as it "discovered" America. But as the film mercifully slips from memory, the music has remained, from the furious swirl of Desireand a clutch of live hits to insightful musical nods to heroes such as Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Billie Holiday. Songs like When Love Comes to Town, a supercharged blues duet with B.B. King, suggests the quartet knew more about America from listening to its music than Phil Joanou's unintentional mockumentary suggested.