Trivia: What was U2’s first single? The Vines, new Silverstein, U2


u2 i will followU2 has five albums on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time. Q magazine named them “the world’s greatest band of the last 25 years”. Their concerts have been the top grossing events worldwide year after year. But do you remember where it all started? The Irish pub rockers released Boy in 1980. Their sound was less polished but you couldn’t deny their passion and charisma. Here’s their first promotional clip, remember MTV wasn’t even established at this point!


silverstein wind blowsBrand new video from the Canadian Post-hardcore rockers, the lead single from “This Is How The Wind Blows”. The new album is a concept album with a creative twist. Here’s their lead singer description of the CD, “The idea of this album is how a persons life can change forever with just one event. It is the “what if” that everyone thinks about from time to time. This album is different from a typical start to finish story concept album, or an album where all the songs have a common theme. Each track has a parallel track that tells the story in a different light, what would have happened if things were different due to a single event. The song titles of each parallel track go together, forming a sentence or in some cases two words that relate to each other and to the story. Overall, the point of this album is not to prove the existence of fate, or to disprove it. It’s a discussion of life, of loss, of and , of success within failure, of failure within success, of the struggle between your actions and your feelings, and how those don’t always go together. This Is How The Wind Shifts is a journey that jumps around but stays cohesive, with underlying meaning and stories that have a real human meaning and cater to the soul


vines rideYou’ve heard this song on iPod commercials, Nissan ads, and on any high speed highlights on ESPN.    But back in 2004, this was THE modern rock jam for your hi-NRG workouts.   Love the retro video with the choreographed chaos behind the band.  On one hand it’s an out of control frenzy then you notice they’re in sync with their “new bandmates”. The Vines are from Australia and started off as a Nirvana cover band, you can see that influence here. They scored a huge #1 with “Get Free” and have been critics’ darlings but commercial success has been waning since their smash debut.