In honor of the 25th anniversary of the release of that album called The Joshua Tree, I’m just gonna watch this video that the band let Neil Jordan make that one time. The one they buried for all those years before finally (for some reason!) releasing it 20 years later. You know, the one where they are all sweaty in that mine and Bono has on that tank top and he keeps creeping up behind Larry and singing desperately at his back, kinda like he wants them to be miner boyfriends. And Larry avoids eye contact by pretending to be all busy banging on some miner kinda stuff with his miner hammer. And Bono is prancing and pleading and wailing all around the mine because he might be a miner BUT HE’S STILL BONO. And Edge and Adam are like “what are we doing here? but hey, guys, here are some birds—catch!”
We know that supposedly Red Hill Mining Town was going to be The Joshua Tree album’s second single until they realized Bono couldn’t quite sing the song live. (Never been played!) But really they saw this video and were like: “Hmmm. Wait. What? Nooooo!”
Whatever, dudes! I’ll always love you Red Hill Mining Town video. Yeah you’re easy to laugh at and of course you’re cheesy. But if we pause you at just the right moments, you are actually kinda cute.
- xo -