Bono Blames Success on Fans?

Posted: October 24, 2009 in Music, mutterings
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Found the following on Digital Spy

Bono: ‘U2 album was too challenging’

Saturday, October 24 2009, 19:56 BST

By Catriona Wightman

Bono: 'U2 album was too challenging'


Bono has admitted that he is disappointed with the lack of success for U2’s recent album.

No Line On The Horizon was a number one album, but single ‘Get On Your Boots’ peaked at number 12 in the single charts and ‘I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight’ only reached number 32.

According to The Mirror, Bono is unhappy that the band didn’t “pull off the pop songs”.

He explained: “We weren’t really in that mindset and we felt that the album was kind of an almost extinct species, and we should approach it in totality and create a mood and a feeling, and a beginning, middle and end.”

The frontman added that the record might have been too complex for fans.

“I suppose we’ve made a work that is a bit challenging for people who have grown up on a diet of popstars,” he said.

Not much to do with the fact that it was very different to the rock albums that U2 have released recently? Not much to do with releasing pants pop tunes as singles? Hopefully U2 will go back to the drawing board for the next album.


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