I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, “The Beatles did.”
–Kurt Vonnegut, in Timequake (1997), Ch. 1, p. 1; courtesy of Wikiquote.
Hardcore U2 fans generally consider the album Lemon to be inferior, if not an outright embarrassment. I, on the other hand, while not thinking it’s as good as The Joshua Tree or the truly amazing Achtung, Baby, have always liked it. This is my favorite track from the album. Enjoy!