Sunday, January 06, 2013
Life Soundtrack 33
Pride (In the Name of Love), by U2
When U2 first became popular in the mid-80s, I avoided them. Not because the music wasn't good, but because I couldn't get away from them (walk through my college dorm on any given day and *someone* was listening to one of their albums). I don't always avoid things just because they're popular, but this was one of those instances. In addition, their social justice themes seemed a bit 'liberal' to my fundamentalist-trained ears.
So it wasn't until after college that I allowed myself to appreciate their music - and their message. Standing up for the oppressed can be a risky venture, as this song reminds us.