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                                                               U2 FAQ
version 1.3 (beta)
                                                             
******************
                                                              Posted:
February 1, 1998

Maintained by Maryann Stump stumpm@juno.com
Originated by Sergio Lucero  slucero@yahoo.com
(Copyright 1998) 

(New questions/answers are marked with a %, Incomplete questions are
marked with a #)
CONTENTS
0. General information on this FAQ list
0.1  What has changed since last time?
0.2  Where can I find the latest version of this list?%

1. U2 and The Internet 
1.1  How do I subscribe to the Wire mailing-list?
1.2  Where can I find U2-related files via ftp?
1.3  Are there any U2-related newsgroups?
1.4 Are there any U2 WWW sites? %
1.5 What about the online services?
1.6  Is there a U2 channel on IRC?

2. Stories for Boys
2.1 The early years
2.1.1  Who started U2 and when? How did they get those wacky nicknames?
2.1.2  Where does the name U2 come from?
2.1.3  Which band members were/are in U2?
2.1.4  Who's the boy on the cover of "Boy" and "War"?
2.1.5  Wait, I don't see a boy on the "Boy" cover!!
2.1.6  What is said at the end of "Another Time, Another Place"?
2.1.7  What is the meaning behind the title "An Cat Dubh"?
2.1.8  Who is Gavin Friday?

2.2 October to The Unforgettable Fire
2.2.1  Where is the castle on the cover of "The Unforgettable Fire"?
2.2.2  Where did the idea for "The Unforgettable Fire" come from?
2.2.3  Tell me all about the song "Pride (in the name of love)"
2.2.4  Who is the Mrs. Christine Kerr listed in the liner notes?
 
2.3 Rock's Hottest Ticket - The Joshua Tree and Rattle & Hum
2.3.1  Is The Joshua Tree the biggest U2 album ever?
2.3.2  What's the story behind "Where the Streets have no name"?
2.3.3  Who are Greg Carrol and Jara in "One Tree Hill"?
2.3.4  Tell me about the Negativland incident
2.3.5  In the Song Angel of Harlem, what is "BLS"?
2.3.6  What is The Joshua Trio?
2.3.7  Why haven't I seen the video for Red Hill Mining Town?
2.3.8  Who dies at the end of the All I Want is You video?
2.3.9  Was JT originally a double album?
2.3.10 What does Hawkmoon 269 mean?
2.3.11 Who is Goldman in God Part II? #

2.4 ZooTV - Achtung Baby and Zooropa
2.4.1 What characters does Bono use in shows?
2.4.1.1 Who's in the picture on MacPhisto's dressing table in the Sydney
video?
2.4.2 What is Automatic Baby? Will there be an album?
2.4.3 Who is Wim Wenders?
2.4.4 Who is Charles Bukowski?
2.4.5 Who is William Gibson, and what is Neuromancer?
2.4.6 What's all this fuss about the 'Lemon' video?
2.4.7 What does Vorsprung Durch Technik mean in Zooropa?

2.5 Beyond the Zoo
2.5.1 Passengers
2.5.2 For God's sake, when is the new album coming out?

2.6 Pop
Under construction

3.  The Spoils of Success 
3.1 Awards
3.1.1 Grammys %
3.1.2 Brit Awards %
3.1.3 MTV Awards %
3.1.4 Rolling Stone %
3.1.5 Other %
3.2 Tours %
3.2.1 The Measure of Success? %
3.2.2 Injured in the cause %

4. Discography
4.1  What studio albums have been released?%
4.2 Contributions to anthologies, tribute and charity albums%
4.3  Solo projects/collaborations%
4.3.1 Solo%
4.3.2 Collaborations%
4.3.3 Written expressly for . .%
4.4  Soundtracks 

5. Books, videos, bootlegs
5.1  What books are there on U2? %
5.2  What videos are there?
5.2.1  Full-Length videos
5.2.2  Single-Song videos  
5.3  What's a bootleg?
5.3.1  Where can I buy bootlegs?

6. Fanclubs, Fanzines, and Propaganda
6.1  Addresses of U2 fanclubs
6.2  What are fanzines? What fanzines are available?

7. Gossip
7.1 Marital status
7.1.1 Any children?
7.1.2 Any pets?
7.2 How tall is Bono anyway? %
7.3 I heard that Bono is god. 
7.3.1 I heard that Bono will be playing god in a movie. %
7.4 Is Edge on the Internet? aka, Does Edge read this newsgroup?
7.5 Bottom feeding
7.5.1 Until Further Notice, All of the Following is FALSE
7.5.2 However, oddly enough . . . . 
7.5.3 What's the deal with Bono's guesthouse?

8. What if I played it backwards? [Hidden messages, etc]
8.1 Seconds
 Also under construction

0. General information on this FAQ list
[MJS] The U2 FAQ was started by Sergio Lucero
(slucero@cipres.cec.uchile.cl), his last edition of the FAQ
(version 0.8) was posted in 1995. I have tried to keep this document as
faithful as possible to Sergio's original
format and intent.  Whether in Switzerland or Chile or sunny California,
Sergio, you'll always be a saint and my
hero. 
 If you want to make an edition to the FAQ, e-mail me at stumpm@juno.com
and I'll be happy to include it. 
Please do NOT quote the full text of the FAQ in your message.  This email
address is used only for the FAQ
and I check it only a few times a month, don't be concerned if you don't
receive a reply immediately.  

DISCLAIMER
[SL] The facts mentioned in this FAQ are unofficial. Do not bet your
house on whatever you find here.
Hopefully, with time these facts will all be verified and we might just
be able to include a 100% truth certificate.
This information is provided 'as is' for public use and enjoyment. Please
address all corrections to the maintainer
of the list and not to Wire or the newsgroups, as the maintainer has no
time to check them all. 
All answers appear credited, and attributed to their original poster when
it is possible.
Common acronyms
     FYI    = For Your Information
     IMHO    = In My Humble/Honest Opinion
     RTFF   = Read The Friendly FAQ

On Wire, albums and songs are sometimes abbreviated. Some examples are:
 AB=Achtung Baby    EBTTRT=Even Better Than The Real Thing 

0.1  What has changed since last time?
[MJS] To use a consulting phrase, "a substantial amount" with still more
to come.  I reorganized things again,
ditched some questions that are no longer even occasionally asked.  And,
yes, I'm still struggling with the killer
octopus that is the Internet Section.    New questions are denoted by a %
in the table of contents. 
Update 1.3: This version corrects the address for WIRE and the U2 ftp
archives and a few new Websites.   The
WWW section is undergoing a significant revision and, frankly, is
threatening to take over my life. I've added
more, yes, webpages.  I'm in the process of trying to clean out the
existing list, if you know of any webpages
listed here that have died, please let me know.

The other MAJOR change is the posting of the Copyright notice.  The FAQ
has always been copyrighted but
until recently I've been able to avoid including this potentially
threatening notice.  Unfortunately, some cretin
has seen fit to copy large portions of the FAQ (namely the rumors
section) and pass it off as her own work. 
Rather pathetic, IMHO.  The FAQ can still be copied, posted and linked to
websites, used wallpaper and
whatever else may seem appropriate at the moment EXCEPT using it without
attribution and/or selling it.  The
FAQ is the work of literally hundreds of U2 fans; have a little class and
give them credit if you intend to use
their work.

Again, thanks to all who've helped.

0.2  Where can I find the latest version of this list?
The is stored at the Wire Mailing list web page
www.gartholamew.com/pub/mailing_lists/u2-list/ , at the 
rtfm.mit.edu "official" FAQ ftp site, and posted on alt.fan.U2,
alt.music.U2, alt.news.answers and news.answers
newsgroups around the 12th of each month.  In addition, the FAQ may be
retrieved via E-mail from rtfm.mit's
e-mail server.  

1. U2 and the Internet
This section deals with the Wire mailing list, various ways to obtain U2
info in USENET, IRC, commercial
online services FTP and WWW sites.

1.1  What is the Wire mailing-list? How do I subscribe, etc?
>From the Wire FAQ:
[JA] Hello and welcome to the mailing list.  I am Joel Abbott
<abbott@gartholamew.com>, and I maintain
u2-list (or Wire as the subscribers have nicknamed it).  As of Nov 9,
1997, u2-list had 4217 registered
subscribers.  There are most likely more recipients of the list since
many people are not subscribed and read the
list via one or more web sites.  There is more information on this later.
Please read this entire document!

This list is not affiliated in any way with anyone in U2, at Island
Records, etc.  It is simply a mailing list
maintained by a fan for other fans.

The founder of this mailing list was Rob Bakie
<slinkie@milton.u.washington.edu>.  From there, the list moved
to its second maintainer, Thomas Jordan <tjordan@math.jmu.edu>.  On
January 20, 1994, wire moved to me,
its third maintainer.  The list lives on!

Feel free to start a topic of your choice as long your posting contains
something pertaining  to U2.  There are no
moderators on this list, so everything you send to:   
u2-list@gartholamew.com
goes directly to everyone in the alias file.  Before you post to the
mailing list, keep in mind that many people
will be reading what you write.  The administrative address for u2-list
is:     u2-list-request@gartholamew.com
Please use the administrative address for administrative messages
(removal from list, change of address, etc.,). 
(To change your address, send an unsubscribe request from your old
address and then a subscribe request from
your new address). 

1.2  Where can I find U2-related files via ftp?  What files are
available?
[MJS]     There are several FTP sites with pictures, sound files, lyrics,
and tabs. 

     cs.uwp.edu   /pub/music/artists/u/u2
Mirror Sites:
     www.wit.com  /music/u/u2 
     This is the mother lode of music files, there are directories for
any band you can think of here.  This site has
the usual stuff pictures - GIF, TIFF, JPEG, and BMP formats - and lyrics.
 There is one sound file,
bonobye.wav, which features Bono saying goodnight to a stadium of
screaming fans.  

     ftp.luth.se
     What cs.uwp.edu is to pictures, this site is to sound files.  Every
major artist has a directory.  The U2
directory has files in the AU format

1.3  Are there any U2-related newsgroups?
[MJS] There are two: alt.fan.u2 [founded originally for discussion of the
ZooTV tour] and alt.music.u2  


1.4 Are there any U2-related WWW sites?
[MJS] Apparently the UN passed a resolution decreeing that henceforth
there shall be on U2 webpage per
household.  These things come and go and I'm hard-pressed to keep up with
either occurrence.  I've tried to
group these pages into categories.  Before removing the "Beta"
designation to this edition of the FAQ I hope to
check on the status of each of these websites.  If you have a U2 page and
it isn't listed here, e-mail me and I'll
include it in the next version.   (Note: If your website blatantly rips
off another website, it won't be included
here.)

RECENT ADDITIONS

The Official U2 Popmart Page     http://u2popmart.msn.com/

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE U2 PAGE
Bono's Enchanted Laundry Hamper
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/4304/bono.html



U2 Pages by Fans

ACHTUNG BABY - LIGHT MY WAY   
http://www.capecod.net/~amoore/crash/U2/U21.html

Angie's Page    http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/8592/

The Blue Room    http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mdhaight/u2.html

Boosh's U2 Page    http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~cdb176/music/u2.html

BOSTONmART * 97: your friendly superSTORE   
http://lynx.neu.edu/home/httpd/j/jcarvalh/

Brad Grantham's U2 Page    http://www.cyberview.net/~grantham/

Brian Laudeman's U2 Page    http://www.nd.edu/~blaudema/U2.html

Burning Star    http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/5385/

CelebSite: Bono    http://www.celebsite.com/people/bono/

Chris's U2 Page    http://www.werple.net.au/~dag/u2.htm

Claire's Blue Room   http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/5349/

Columbus Pictures     http://www.computan.on.ca/~shaggy/columbus.htm

The Complete Bootleg Guide    
http://members.aol.com/saschak1/u2links.htm

Crow's U2 Page    http://www.ptialaska.net/~crow/u2/u2.htm

DESIRE FOR U2    http://oxxo.ste.fr/U2/index.asp

DISCOTHEQUE    http://www.helsinki.fi/~mcahlfor/

tHe eDgE    http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~cek/

Fanclub    http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/1853/fanclub1.html

The Fly's Wall On The Web    http://www.clo.com/~thefly/

Graham Jenkins' U2 Links    
http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2gjenki/music/artists/u2.html

Hibby's Home(r) on the web!    http://www.pathcom.com/~jasonh/

It's All Just One Big Plastic Hassle...   
http://www.angelfire.com/ma/plastichassle/index.html

JB Harvey's U2 Page    http://home1.gte.net/jbharvey/u2/

Jen's Tribute To U2    http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/8695/

Kansas City    http://www.uic.edu/~eespin4/u2_jpg/kc.html

Lemon Files  http://www.mindspring.com/~rubyeuropa/index.htm

Luna's U2 Page    http://www.onthenet.com.au/~luna1/u2.htm

MacPhisto's Mansion - the lounge   
http://www.wantree.com.au/~mcphisto/mclounge.htm

Mark Grzymala's Homepage Intro   
http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~grzymala/u2

Martin's U2 Popmart Archive    http://193.203.33.190/popmart/

Mary Eve*~'s little U2 page.   
http://members.tripod.com/~N_e_p_t_u_n_e/U2.html

M A X: Inhalt: U2-Interview   
http://www.max.de/inhalt/9704/u2/u2_engl.html

Nick Danielson's Music Page   
http://ucsub.colorado.edu/~danielsm/music/music.html

Otto's U2 Popmart Photos   
http://www.primenet.com/~otto/detailedfiles/popmart.html

Out of Control     http://www.inconnect.com/~mkbarrus/u2/index.html

POP for * CLUBBERS *    http://members.aol.com/mofotour/index.htm

*POP* This!    http://www.premier.net/~grantham/popthis.html

POP Mart - Boston, MA, 7/2/97   
http://www.interworld.com/staff/henry/zootv/poppics/

PopMart SuperCenter!     http://pw1.netcom.com/~popmart/index.html

popmart rkf    http://www.nicom.com/~khufu/u2pmrfk.htm

The POP-Online - Homepage    http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/9234/

Popstuf    http://www.smart.net/~davezzzz/popmail.html

PopTour97 - U2 PopMart Tour site    http://www.poptour97.com/

PopTour97    http://comet.1stnet.com/poptour97/

POP Related Articles & Interviews    
http://www.personal.u-net.com/~stockton/u2start.html

POP Archive    http://www.illume.com/U2/

The Playboy Mansion    http://home2.inet.tele.dk/skals/u2/

The POP-mart! (Info about POP)   
http://home2.inet.tele.dk/skals/pop.html

POPMART.COM    http://www.popmart.com/

Popmart!    http://members.aol.com/bonovoxu2/popmart.html

R. Clarke's U2 Page, pix and links   
http://sage.nelson.planet.org.nz/~rclarke/u2index.html

The Real Thing    http://www.personal.u-net.com/~realthing/

Schmuck's U2 Shanty    http://146.57.192.102/u2page.htm

Sharelook: U2 U2 Links   
http://www.sharelook.de/Unterhaltung/Musik/U2.html

Stefan's U2 page    http://www.vtek.chalmers.se/~v94ahlst/u2.html

Steve's U2 Page    http://pw2.netcom.com/~steveu2/index.htm

Timothy's U2 Site!    http://www.teleport.com/~tchealy/ 

U2 Mansion      http://gatonegro.simplenet.com/anja/U2/index2.html

U2 New Zooland http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/8432/

U2 Singer Arrest
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/9107/bono.html
(yes, it's a joke)

U2 Pictures    http://www.blackstone.ca/staff/corriweb/U2/U2Start.html

U2 POP Mart    http://U2popmart.msn.com/kroq/kroq2after.htm

U2 POPMART COLOGNE   
http://home.t-online.de/home/O.L.B.CREATIX/u2nue.html

U2 Popmart Photo Opportunity    
http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/vonb/popmart/

The U2 page     http://home.pi.net/~peter5/u2.html

The U2 Site     http://www.ica.net/pages/Bazyl/U2/main.htm

U2 station    http://pw2.netcom.com/~jwayne2/U2Station.html

The U2 Zone   
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/8980/index.html

Ultimate U2-Sound-Site 
http://www.hoexter.netsurf.de/homepages/Marius.Schmidtke/index.htm

The unforgettable site   
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/4481/

U2 Index    http://home.nordnet.fr/~pbogaert/

U2 *POP* WEB    http://www.computan.on.ca/~shaggy/U2.htm

U2 Page    http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/8432/

U2 Page    http://www.mygale.org/01/u2pop/

U2 Page    http://www.nd.edu/~jhlavaty/u21.html

U2 POP*MART EDMONTON   
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/8414/index.html

U2    http://www.esil.univ-mrs.fr/Eleves/P99/bono/u2/u2menu.html

U2    http://home.att.net/~adp-pep/U2.html

U2 live in Madison     http://home.earthlink.net/~mme11/u2.html

U2 Made In Greece    http://w4u.eexi.gr/~the_edge/u2.htm

U2 MP3 Archive     http://oberon.hss.cmu.edu/u2/

U2 On Video    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Kay_Bauersfeld/

U2     http://www.familytown.com/filter/music/u2.htm

U2    http://felix.antiquity.arts.su.edu.au/~mking/u2.htm

U2 - Expect Nothing - U2    http://www.e.kth.se/~hanning/u2/

U2 - The Pop interview    http://www.thei.aust.com/isite/bono.html

U2 At the End of the World    http://pages.prodigy.com/Confusion/review/

U2 Dublin  http://indigo.ie/~azaidan/

U2 from Portugal    http://caravela.di.fc.ul.pt/~e20695/u2.html

U2 nuts    http://nemo.hamilton.edu/personal/alange/index.htm

U2 the MEGA site!    http://www.jsp.umontreal.ca/~charbost/U2/U2main.html

U2 world    http://hem1.passagen.se/u2world/

U2: "Pop"    http://www.screenit.com/music/rock/u2/pop.htm

U2: dream out loud    http://members.tripod.com/~Clayt/band.html

U2OPIA    http://members.tripod.com/~McPhisto/

U2OPIA     http://users.aol.com/zoorodoc/index.htm

U2000    http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Palms/1467/

van diemens land    
http://www.netby.nerdscan.dk/Nord/Mandelvej/u2/van/index.html

Vicente Fortea's U2 Page    http://www.ctv.es/USERS/vteforte/

Where The Site Has No Name    http://www.bright.net/~mldunne/

Wire - The U2 Mailing List    
http://www.gartholamew.com/MailingLists/u2-list.html

Wire Archives: U2 Pictures   
Http://www.wildheart.org/archives/wire/970730/0128.html

ZAMEER'S HOMEPAGE/U2    http://rhf.bradley.edu/~zameer/

Zoo TV    http://zoo-web.com/

ZOONATION WORLD HOME PAGE    http://users.exis.net/~bonovox/

ZooCentral    http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/8007/

ZooNation's Rumors & News    http://zoonation.com/webhtml/rumors.htm


U2 Text Pages

alt.culture: U2    http://pathfinder.com/altculture/aentries/u/u2.html

alt.music.u2    http://tile.net/news/altm244.html

Band Chat - U2    http://www.callnet.com/~gal/u2.html

Dotmusic Talent: U2    http://www.dotmusic.com/MWtalentU2.html

A YEAR WITH SWOLLEN APPENDICES    http://www.gbn.org/BookClub/Year.html

The Ethereal Conection    http://www.trcom.com/u2beatles/

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO ROCK MUSIC    http://www.roughguides.com/rock/

Media Pages
Canoe's U2    http://www.canoe.ca/MusicArtistsU2/home.html

CNN - U2's new 'POP' culture    
http://cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9703/07/u2/index.html

DISCOTHEQUE    http://www.theglobe.com/homepage.qry?name=DISCOTHEQUE

Island - U2 News    http://www.island.co.uk/u2news.html

JAM TV    http://www.JAMtv.com/index.html

Las Vegas Review Journal: U2    http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/u2/

Las Vegas SUN: U2 PopMart   
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sun/dossier/events/U2/index.html

Mr. Showbiz: U2     
http://www.mrshowbiz.com/reviews/musicreviews/music/u2retro.html

MTV News Gallery: U2    http://mtv.com/news/gallery/u/u2.html

Neo/Sounds: U2 Feature    http://www.injersey.com/Neo/u2.html

Rock Garden - U2    http://www.rockgarden.co.uk/rock/bnd_u2.html

RTE - U2 Direct from Las Vegas: Audio & Video   
http://u2.rte.ie/audio.html

SecondComing    http://www.secondcoming.com/u2/index.html

SonicNet!    http://www.sonicnet.com/U2/

Wall Of Sound: U2    http://www.wallofsound.com/artists/u2/index.html

Commercial Pages

Cor's U2 Only's Collector's Site    http://www.xs4all.nl/~u2only/

U2 Collectables For Sale    http://www.ozramp.net.au/~lukas/

U2 Now    http://www.u2now.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=1222831924/leaf=u2_2

U2 - Related
2FM     http://ireland.iol.ie/2fm/

Gavin Friday    http://www.gavinfriday.com/heaven/archive/

Windmill Lane Recording Studios    http://www.windmill.ie/

U2 Fanzines
U2-Fanzine - The Truth, Jokes and other stories   
http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/9375/

THE ZOOROPEAN U2 MAGAZINE    http://www.wirehub.nl/~u-2/

U2 Links
El Jaguar Quetzal U2 Links    http://www.rice.edu/~solis/U2/

Mike's U2 Appreciation Page    
http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~yenwei/U2page.html

U2 Index    http://www.dra.nl/~stikkel/u2index.html

U2 Links    http://www.erols.com/breck/u2links/

U2 Links From Japan   
http://kermit.ccm.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/~yasuo/music/U2.html

Yahoo - U2 Pages   
http://www.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Music/Artists/By_Genre/Rock/U2/

 

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