Flashback Photos: U2 – The Early Benefit Phase

Scans from the book U2: The Early Days by Irish music journalist Bill Graham. As explained in the caption of second photo: “Liberty Hall – U2: the early benefit phase. This one was against Ireland’s notorious anti-contraception laws. The band were interrupted mid-set while the women from the Contraception Action Campaign made their speeches. The gesture provokes thought about U2′s early alleged puritan religious views.”

More scans from that book are HERE.

xo

One thought on “Flashback Photos: U2 – The Early Benefit Phase

  1. I love this book, and am delighted to have found a copy of it for myself — but Graham’s uber-Irish comment about puritanism has always struck me as so funny. Their participation here provokes such thought only if you are really non-conversant with any modes of Christianity other than Roman Catholicism.

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