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When it emerged in the 1980s, the Irish rock group U2, with its lead singer Bono, displayed a spiritual passion that countered the big-haired, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” synthesizer pop of that era. The band was sincere and idealistic, and its lyrics sidestepped the standard topics of sex, parties and relationships. The band consciously rejected the detached “cool” that most rock stars sought to embody, exploring instead what Bono refers to as “the nature of awe, of worship, the wonderment at the world around you.”

 

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