Thursday, December 30, 2010

the wa-wa-wa-wa Wanderer

I always kind of assumed the Edge's falsetto "wa-wa"s  in U2's Johnny Cash tribute version of  "The Wanderer"  (3:45ff  below)

 were a  later hyperlinking/trainspotting/intertextuality reference to the similar ones in Del Shannon's "Runaway" (see1:42ff below):

But Beth has found  the original (never recorded) lyrics posted online:
 She comments on the intriguing connection to "Streets."  And I am also noticing the "wa-wa"s  were there from the beginning... though not included in the recorded version:


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