Let’s go back to the early days of Joshua Tree. Bootleg tapes, early recordings. Peel back the curtain of the creative process. I uncovered a lost video of Bono and Edge in a basement collaborating on the song, Trip Through Your Wires.
Looks like the song has come a long way. See below for the alleged first introduction of the song.
Not an echo effect in sight, and the Dylan-esque harp solo, buckskin jackets and Edge’s beret seems right out of the 60’s and 70’s.
Bono once said about this song, “It was a hootenanny, a big yahoo. We kind of made it up at the moment and I just blew into the harp.”
For me, the song was a little out of place on the album. Just didn’t quite fit, but still good enough to make it to the 8th position on the back side. And lyrically, probably a throwaway.
It’s Blues, it’s Rock, it’s a bunch of boys making music in the basement.
Yep, Bono’s basement tape.