First Listen: Get On Your Boots


January 19, 2009 by MK

This is a series based on the very first listen of a highly anticipated song/album.  Today, it’s U2’s first single from No Line on the Horizon, “Get on Your Boots.”


In a word, ugh.  At the same time, what can they really do at this point in their careers that would absolutely blow you away?  It’s certainly not a first single.  Doesn’t get the ol’ gander up for the hopeful brilliance to follow.  Could almost be a B-side from Pop.  I was hoping for something more experimental, similar to the leap they took with Achtung Baby and Zooropa.  This is like a goofier version of “Vertigo,” a song I never want to hear [ever] again.  Let’s hope this is the exception and not the rule.

2 out of 10


One thought on “First Listen: Get On Your Boots

  1. […] and truly dreadful (’Stand Up Comedy’).  And the fact that perhaps the worst song on the album, “Get On Your Boots,” was chosen as the first single (let alone for album inclusion) is […]

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