the follow rant offered free and unsolicited:
why is it that in our sound-bite, sex and violence loving, context and content hating nation, we . . .
well, i've just answered my own question. because we are who we are (weeping, gnashing of teeth) a good many reviews of U2's new album titled how to dismantle an atomic bomb are titled in such a way as to use the bomb image, and not the dismantle image.
a couple examples among VERY many:
U2's 'Bomb' Explodes at No. 1 on US Charts
Reuters - NY,USA
'Bomb' flattens doubts about U2
By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
CD Review: U2's Latest Is More Dud Than 'Bomb'
Channel Oklahoma.com - Oklahoma City,OK,USA
U2's 'Bomb' lacks firepower
By DARRYL STERDAN
what is the issue with this? at the risk of sounding like a grouch, this band has been raising peace issues since day one given the context of ireland's conflicts and particular biographical things such as their school that brought together both Protestants and Catholics. and the album is about dismantling an explosive father - son relationship and as well the whole violent cold war ethos of that generation. and some of the songs 'peace and love or else' are strongly anti-war.
anon, and +peace