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You’re a Star!

Actually ‘78 was a really exciting time for U2. We had just discovered F sharp minor. So we had the fourth chord and we’d only had three up to then.

Bono, Propaganda 9, 1st 1989/01


A studio sound engineer’s hand rests on the controls of a Mackie mixing console.

Mixing things up with the web — some of our favourite sites and sources on the internet. It’s a long list. Photograph by Rana Mullan




Excuse Me While I …

At one point, the chorus of Jimi Hendrix’ second UK hit, Purple Haze, went Purple Haze, Jesus Saves … but he decided against namechecking JC, fearing the restrictive radio censorship laws of the ‘60s and possible harm to his person from potentially outraged Christian fundamentalists.