Thursday, February 09, 2006

Stuck in the Moment

One of my favourite bands U2 U2 won big. The Irish rock act upstaged everyone by picking up five awards, including Song of the Year (Sometimes you can't make it on your own) and Album of the Year (How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb).

The band also won awards for Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, and colleague Steve Lillywhite was honoured as Producer of the Year.

After "Beautiful Day" won three Grammy Awards in 2001, in 2002 U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind received eight nominations in seven categories. Both the song and the album, Bono said, were dedicated to his late father, whom he thanked 'for giving me the voice and a bit of attitude to use it.'

A year after the band won three awards for Vertigo, the first single from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, tonight the album itself and the next two singles stole the show.City of Blinding Lights won Best Rock Song while Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own took Best Vocal Rock Performance.'I don't know what to say,' said Bono, on one of several trips to the stage. 'This is really a big, big night for our band.'

The charismatic frontman, wearing a cowboy hat and shades, thanked everyone from Paul McCartney (cryptically, 'for discovering this country') to Gwen Stefani, but summed things up as he accepted the Song Of The Year trophy: 'If you think this is gonna go to our head -- too late!'

One of the best all U2 favourite happens to be stuck in the Moment and One.


Frank Krishner said...

Couldn't agree with you more... a U2 comeback if there was one
btw... very interesting blog

Frank said...

I'm sure I've domne this before. Just to say that i couldn't disagree with you on the U2 Grammy bit.
Interesting blog. will visit more often.


Vamsee said...

U2 ROCKS!!!! I mean they are one of the BEST!!!

Meha said...

Kudos for U2!