early_irish_concerts

May 25, 1978 - Dublin, Ireland - Project Arts Centre

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Setlist:

unavailable; reportedly includes a cover of Wire’s “Mannequin”.

Remarks:

U2 opens up for The Gamblers and Paul McGuinness witnesses U2 live for the first time and becomes their manager.

Media Review:

Hot Press

by Karl Tsigdinos

Abbreviated from original article:

…On the other hand, U-2 have only one big problem, conquering the ‘fast-is-good’ fallacy that plagues them now. Already possessed of a fine rhythm section, a tangible identity, and a promising vocalist, U-2 managed to negate the impact of their originals simply by playing too fast. What could well have been very clever songs sounded unintelligible and indistinguishable.

A glimmer of U-2’s direction may be gleaned from the inclusion of Wire’s “Mannequin” in their set, and if U2 can slow down long enough to be heard, they could step to the fore of the Dublin music scene.

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