Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Musical Interlude: Even Better Than The Real Thing (1991)

U2's first single off 1991's "Achtung Baby" was the visually striking "Even Better Than The Real Thing". It's hard to find a copy of the video with all of the additional "background" audio intact, as some have had the extra audio, including Bono's 2-part bit with a German accent, deleted for unknown reasons. I'm still trying to ID the MTV UK VJ who makes a quick cameo.......

At the Video Music Awards, U2 appeared via satellite and performed "Even Better", aided and abetted at the VMA's by host Dana Carvey, in his "Wayne's World" guise as Garth Algar, supplementing drummer Larry Mullen, Jr.'s beats. I will see if I can find that particular clip down the road.

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