U2MoL

Rattle And Hum

Hawkmoon 269

  1. Van Diemen's Land
  2. Desire
  3. Hawkmoon 269
  4. Silver and Gold
  5. Angel of Harlem
  6. Love Rescue Me
  7. When Love Comes To Town
  8. Heartland
  9. God Part II
  10. All I Want Is You
  1. The title for Hawkmoon 269 came from a road side Bono saw while on tour, the sign referred to Hawkmoon being 269 miles away... Bono liked the sound of this, and used it for the song title.

    John Boshears jboshear@edukeep.com (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

  2. Quote from: RATTLE AND HUM U2 NATIONWIDE RADIO BROADCAST, OCTOBER 26, 1988

    Bono: "The other side of U2 is Hawkmoon. I'd like to say that, uh... I mean I called it Hawkmoon 269 because... It seems to me... Well, it's a reference to a few people, like one of my favorite writers Sam Shepard, but also to... It's a motel room in my imagination somewhere..."

    [At this point, in my opinion, Bono realizes that he has been too serious (too revealing?) Then he slips into his "joke mode". You can hear it in his voice as he says...]

    "But the 269 isn't actually a motel room, it's the fact that we mixed it two hundred and sixty-nine times before we got it right [Band laughs], and, uh [Bono laughs] we're that professional MAN."

    Dan Eliot deliot@earthlink.net (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

3rd of May 2005