Joshua Tree – Trip Through Your Wires

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.

C. Smith

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