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The song LADY WITH THE SPINNING HEAD would have fit in very nicely with the rest of the ACHTUNG BABY! album. You will notice a similarity between this song and THE FLY right away, I am sure! The guitar playing by The Edge at the end of the song is exactly the same as that on THE FLY.
SATELLITE OF LOVE is a cool bluesy type of number, nice and slow and breezy until the end when the tempo picks up a bit. A really nice song!
NIGHT AND DAY is a dance remix type of song (7 minutes in length) and is written by the legendary song writer Cole Porter.
It's a great single to add to your collection and I'd highly recommend it. Even the cover art is very emotional, with the buffalos being forced off of the edge of a cliff (which is the method native hunters used to kill them).
"One" - Perhaps one of the best songs recorded by a band ever. Slow, nicely understated, and quite touching, this is U2 at their absolute best.
"Lady With The Spinning Head" - Possibly my favorite U2 B-side. The rhythm section and some of the guitar work were a bit too similar to that of "The Fly" to include this release on the ACHTUNG BABY album, but the song itself is a strong one. This features a lot of Edge's guitars (some are from "The Fly" and some are unique), and some mesmerizing keyboards. Larry and Adam provide a great beat, as usual, and Bono seems to be having a blast singing this one. An absolutely fun song. An extended dance mix can be found on the "Even Better Than The Real Thing" single.
"Satellite of Love" - A cover of the Lou Reed classic (the original can be found on his TRANSFORMER album). In U2's live concerts during their ZooTV Tour, they would perform this song while a pre-taped Lou Reed sang along on a giant video-screen. Reed isn't featured on this version, and the Mick Ronson piano of the original is replaced by The Edge's guitar covering similar territory. It features backing vocals by one Gavin Friday (the "pom pom pom" in the background of the chorus definitely sounds like him), and one speculates if is this the reason for the date in the lyrics being changed from "Thursday" to "Friday"? Despite the replacement of some instruments, this is pretty much a straightforward cover, albeit slightly slower than the original. Bono is, of course, a much stronger vocalist than Lou Reed, so this version definitely has that advantage.Read more ›
Along with the hit that Axel Rose (of GNRs) said is one of the "best songs ever written," there are other great tracks on this single that make it a must buy for not just u2 fans, but any music fan. "Lady With a Spinning Head" is a simple, great rock song with an addictive chorus and great guitar riffs by The Edge. It was left off "Achtung Baby" because the guitar solo at the end of the track contains parts of "The Fly," which was a hit on that album. But "Spinning Head," in my opinion, could easily have deserved a spot on "Achtung" (one of the best rock albums of all time). I think "Spinning" is one of the best B-Sides U2 have ever released (it's challengers: Dancing Barefoot, Everlasting Love, Summer Rain, Always).
The other two tracks on the single are "Satellite of Love" and "Night and Day (Remix)." The prior mentioned is a cover of a Lou Reed song which is done very well, maybe even better than the original. I never got into this track too deeply but I'm in the minority of U2 fans for sure. "Night and Day" is a remix that sounds like their "Achtung Baby" style, an unexpected surprise to end a classic single.
If you don't have this single and you're a U2 fan, you're missing out. A+++
Most recent customer reviews
This is in my opinion, one of U2's greatest love songs they've ever done.
It's so hard to believe that this song is actually over 12 years old because it shows none of it's... Read more
The single track is only a ballad. It's a webbing song! There's also weak lyrics!Published on Sept. 10 2003 by Reijo Piippula
"One" is one of the classic U2 songs, and the accompanying B-Sides make for a great EP of sorts. Read morePublished on March 5 2003 by Erik J. Malvick
This CD-Single is representative of the general pentecostal milieu within which Bono continually places himself. Dake's influence is salient.Published on May 9 2002
Meditate on the lyrics to this song when you listen to it. It speaks about the Oneness movement. These spiritual concepts mesh and form one whole. Read morePublished on May 8 2002 by John Stevenson
One is U2's best song and they made sure to make it a great single.
Lady With the Spinning Head is a gem that features a great riff by Edge backed by Bono's catchy, hooky... Read more
For those who may not be as familiar, back in the early 90's, U2 released half a dozen singles off of (what I consider their best album) Achtung Baby. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2001