Ride #49: The Joshua Spree


Album:
The Joshua Tree by U2 (1987)

When:
Saturday, March 18th, 2017  – Sunday, March 19th, 2017 (Specific Times TBD)

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Album Details:

Via Rolling Stone:

“Bono wanted to explore rock & roll’s American roots; the Edge wanted to continue the expressionistic experimentalism of The Unforgettable Fire. The creative tensions between them resulted in U2’s best record, a multifaceted, musically mature work… the album sold about 12 million copies worldwide, and launched the already popular Irish quartet into the rock stratosphere. But more important than the mass appeal of the album was its message of spiritual and creative yearning, articulated in songs like ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,’ ‘With You or Without You’ and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name.’ Equally significant was the group’s continued examination of political and social issues. In ‘Running to Stand Still,’ Bono describes the havoc that heroin use can cause, while ‘Bullet the Blue Sky’ captures the horror and moral outrage that the singer felt about U.S. involvement in Central American politics.”

Ride Details:

Let’s take an overnight trip to Joshua Tree National Park for some hiking, sightseeing, and stargazing. We’ll spend the night at Harmony Motel, the place U2 stayed at while working on The Joshua Tree.  Specific details about the activities of the trip will be determined by the group that signs up for the ride.

Notes:

Two motel rooms that accommodate five people have already been booked at Harmony Motel.  The overnight stay will cost $38 per person.