Friday, July 13, 2012

B-side Of The Day: U2 - Touch

If you're reading my blog, chances are you are a pretty big music fan. Like myself, you probably seek out more songs from a band you love, besides just the album tracks. Since bands have been releasing singles, it was common for a non-album track to make the flipside of that record. Sometimes those songs were just throw-aways, other times they were brilliant gems. For this week, these are the songs I'll be presenting to you. I'm hoping you will discover some new ones that will become favorites. Be sure to visit the Life On This Planet Facebook Page, and click LIKE, to keep up on our daily postings. Okay, here we go...

A few months before the release of their debut album, U2 released their second single, and one of the best songs of their early career - '11 O'Clock Tick Tock.' Most people know the song as a highlight from their post-War album, live record - 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky. Produced by Martin Hannett, who is treasured for his work with Joy Division, the '11 O'Clock' single also featured a splendid b-side called 'Touch.' Check it out below. If you'd like to discover some other hidden gems in the U2 catalog, have a look at 15 of the Best U2 Songs You May Not Have Heard. Please enjoy.

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