U2 Can Revisit Bono's 1983 Visit to the Rock and Roll Alternative

U2 Can Revisit Bono's 1983 Visit to the Rock and Roll Alternative

No doubt the great George Gimarc has this interview somewhere amongst his Charles Foster Kane-like collection of all things Dallas radio. But yesterday someone posted to U2 Interview Archive a 1983 sitdown featuring Gimarc and U2 frontman Bono -- and Mike Peters of The Alarm, who wisely bows out once Bono sits down.

It was taped for the KZEW-FM's old Sunday-night show Rock and Roll Alternative, which anyone who grew up here recalls as The Greatest Radio Show Ever -- at least, if you craved something other than Boston, Kansas and Journey, even if you didn't know it at the time. In conjunction with the Alarm-U2 show at the Bronco Bowl -- Best. Concert. Ever. -- George and Bono talk about a bunch o' things during their time together, including Tom Snyder, old demos, the new album (War, in this case), the US Festival, etc; an entire transcript of the 30-minute chat's here, should you want to follow along or, I dunno, role play. But one of the highlights is the self-described "yokel in the small boondocks up in Wichita Falls" having to explain to Bono what a "yokel" is. --Robert Wilonsky

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