30 years ago today…

that this beautiful baby was released.

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Mind blown? I know.

Rolling Stone said it better than I could:

Technologically innovative, politically charged, spiritually conscious and radio-friendly in the extreme, the album built on U2’s reputation as unparalleled live performers and vaulted them to the top of the modern-rock pile.

It was also the soundtrack to many of my high school experiences (Loomis was still in the cradle)

30 years ago I was busy hanging with these jokers…

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doing lots of this…

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and this

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definitely listening to this.

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But, hmmm…the more things change, the more they stay the same?

On that note, an anniversary edition of the iconic record will be released on June 2, 2017.

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The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 opens in Vancouver on May 12, 2017, kicking off a run of stadium dates across North America and Europe.

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I remain hopeful that I can hit the tour when they play in Boston this summer. (Lumineers!!!!)

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Happy Anniversary, Horseface, meet your third wheel! #horsefaceispissedthistimenotatloomisFullSizeRender-11.jpg

I can’t sign off without mentioning my favorite song from the album.  Hands down, it is “The Sweetest Thing” which was a B-Side.  As it turns out, the song an apology from Bono to his wife, now my Beautycounter collague, Ali Hewson!

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And because she’s like that, Ali agreed to appear in the music video – on the condition that all proceeds from the song be donated to the Chernobyl Children’s Project.

So this afternoon, roll down the windows on your SUV, download the album and play it loud and proud as you cart those kiddos around.  30 years?  30 years!

The glass is cut
The bottle run dry
Our love runs cold
In the caverns of the night
We’re wounded by fear
Injured in doubt
I can lose myself
You I can’t live without

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