Wednesday, April 10, 2013

U2 and The Union Gap

The Irish rock band U2

left to right: Adam Clayton, The Edge, Bono, and Larry Mullen
Bono, of course is the lead singer

Bono: rock singer, activist, humanitarian, Christian
Here is an excellent biography if you'd like to read more about Bono and his various humanitarian efforts

"With or Without You"

Glastonbury, 2011

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"

concert in Milan

and now for a little look back in time....
Do you remember Gary Puckett and the Union Gap?

Though I wasn't really a great follower, I certainly knew their songs

"Lady Willpower"

1968 promo clip
Can you believe those outfits! 

"This Girl is a Woman Now"
(I know this looks weird, but it plays fine....)

from 1969

"Woman Woman"

From an appearance on a show called Nashville Now in 1984.
You have to live through a bit of yada-yada from the Nashville Now guys
but it's a fun watch!

Those shoulder pads and the pants tucked into the boots --
so 80s fashion!

I discovered something while listening to Gary Puckett sing -- his songs (at least his well-known ones) were all about girls "becoming women" (if you know what I mean...),  loving girls who are too young for him, young girls who shouldn't be around, much less in his head.... hmmm, I don't think my parents would have approved of his songs! They do sound a little creepy now, but back then not so much! Of course, compared to a lot of today's songs, they are pretty tame. I dunno, I guess I was just listening to the lyrics a bit closer now than I did back then -- and from a parent's perspective!! 

linking over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter U.

Jenny Matlock



Lola said...

Lovely *U* post – great memories from way back!

And no, I didn't focus too carefully on the words back then either!

Have a great weekend,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Bringing back memories! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Fun post and creative for U ~ ^_^

Pride In Photos said...

Well you certainly did bring a blast from the past to us...thanks for the memories.

storybeader said...

I guess the Union Gap was just one of many bands floating around back. I didn't pay too much attention to them. Their green "uniforms" - don't know what else to call it - were neat! {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

U2--great songs!

I didn't like Gary Puckett too much. His songs had catchy, if not singsong, tunes, but the lyrics--rather creepy as you say.
(young girl, get out of my mind)

now listening to U2 as I work on the computer. Thanks!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I loved the Union Gap! All of their songs and they were so cute!

Tracy Cook said...

Wonderfully choice

Debra @ Homespun said...

OH what memories! :)

Memories for Life said...

U2 has so many great songs!
I've never heard of Union Gap. Their outfits crack me up :)

Kathleen said...

I remember listening to Union Gap, but I never listened to U2. I have seen some of the things that Bono has done. Time does give us a bit more perspective!

Pondside said...

Lots of good listening there. I agree with you about the lyrics, though - they are creepy from the vantage point of age! :)

Lily Strange said...

Two of my favorite musical acts, as it happens.

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I'm laughing really hard at your new lyrical analysis! I never paid attention to stuff like that when I was young either, and sometimes I hear a song now and it's like--what?! Haha.

Janet Bocciardi said...

According to my husband (a huge music fan) lyrics are secondary in rock songs. Think of all those wonderful rock songs where people get the lyrics wrong and i think he's right!


pasqueflower said...

Gary Puckett and The Union Gap -- ah yes -- a throwback to my youth!!

Jenny said...

I'm laughing here.

I don't think I ever actually listened to the lyrics of those songs back in the 'day'.

I always had a crush on Gary.


Thanks for a fUn link for the letter 'U'.



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