The U2 frontman options on the most recent episode of the eight-part collection, which incorporates interviews with members of the 2 bands and plenty of particular visitors, comparable to Johnny Marr, Liam Gallagher and Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood.
The brand new episode of Transmissions focuses largely on the writing and recording of Pleasure Division’s seminal track ‘Love Will Tear Us Aside’ in 1980, with drummer Stephen Morris recalling how U2 turned up on the studio he was working at throughout the “torturous drummerthon” recording periods.
“A bunch of very younger Irish boys turned up, who introduced themselves because the band U2,” he mentioned. “Martin [Hannett] was being touted because the producer for his or her album.
“I keep in mind them submitting into the studio whereas I used to be doing the tom break on ‘Love Will Tear Us Aside’ for the gazillionth time. The younger lad with the unusual identify ‘Bono’ listened to what I used to be doing and he appeared fairly taken with it.
“He mentioned: ‘I don’t know what it’s that you just’re doing, nevertheless it provides rather a lot to the observe’, which I assumed was very good of him. Martin took it as a sign that what I used to be doing was truly shit and binned it.”
Bono gave his facet of the story, recalling how he and his U2 bandmates had been “ready within the inexperienced room and I keep in mind simply taking a look at all their stuff” whereas Pleasure Division had been recording.
Bono mentioned that the members of Pleasure Division “had been very variety, they got here out to say good day to the band. We shook their palms”.
“Then this man with the load of the entire universe in his voice, this crooner from some black gap — the darkish lord — stepped ahead and I used to be like: ‘Oh my god, I’m going to fulfill Ian Curtis’,” he continued. “I put my hand out and he went ‘Alright?’ And I couldn’t consider the sound he made.
“It was simply this candy, candy sound. He was this stunning soul however he sang from this different place…. Simply probably the most light dialog and it was a really particular second.”
The ‘Love Will Tear Us Aside’ episode of Transmissions: The Definitive Story is out now, and you may atone for the podcast here.
Final month, U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ was voted as the greatest album of the 1980s in a ballot performed by BBC Radio 2.