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.

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