The Joshua Tree

Red Hill Mining Town

  1. Where The Streets Have No Name
  2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  3. With Or Without You
  4. Bullet The Blue Sky
  5. Running To Stand Still
  6. Red Hill Mining Town
  7. In God's Country
  8. Trip Though Your Wires
  9. One Tree Hill
  10. Exit
  11. Mothers Of The Disappeared
  1. (quote from bono) what the song did capture eloquently was the sense of doom that surrounded the death of small close-knit mining communities.

    katie duncan nick_tiger_baby@yahoo.com (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

  2. Despite its American-sounding title, the track 'Red Hill Mining Town' moves the focus of the LP at least slightly closer to home. Inspired by the 1984 [British] miners' strike led by Arthur Scargill, it would seem to allude to coal board chairman Ian McGregor as the villian of the piece...

    As Bono explains, the song... is actually about the breakup of a relationship under the strains of the strike.

    -from NME magazine, an interview by Adrian Thrills, from 14 March 1987

    Meghan, meggie1214@REMOVETHISyahoo.com (28:th of February 2003)

12th of May 2005