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It’s like a scene from ZOO TV or, more specifically Zooropa ’93 – two days before U2’s current European tour begins. The setting is a hospitality room in Dublin’s Factory on an early Tuesday afternoon where U2 are piecing together what will eventually be the as-yet-untitled follow up album to Achtung Baby! Bono , “totally wasted” having been working in the studio until 3am on a track titled Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car suddenly hauls out his Macintosh PowerBook and to the sound of the DAT tape playing a drum beat sampled from Leni Riefenstahl’s 1936 movie Triumph of the Will begins to read a lyric which may be recited to the same music on the forthcoming tour…


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