Achtung Bono!

News reaches us via Neil McCormick’s tweeting that Bono thinks the approach of Stephen Catanzarite’s 33 1/3 on Achtung Baby “sounds bang on”. Always good to get that kind of feedback!

In other news, currently at the printers are the 33 1/3 books on Brian Eno (no, really!), Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, and the Flaming Lips. And we’ll know, within a month, if the books on the Clash, Nine Inch Nails, Lucinda Williams, and Van Dyke Parks are ever going to exist, or if they’ll join the sad stack of 33 1/3s that never saw the light of day.

And I was thrilled to receive an email from Pete Astor in London, which is a good excuse to put this clip up – enjoy:


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6 Thoughts to “Achtung Bono!”

  1. Hi there. You really have a nice blog here. Lots of information. I have read and passed on this info to my friends as well.

  2. Yes, what's going on with the four books in question?Been waiting for "Pinkerton" a long time…

  3. Could you throw a bone to some of the runners up of the last open call!Yeah, London Calling – I'll do it, man. The whole thing, it's just etched on the mystic writing pad. No problem.

  4. Could you make a list/blog of all the could-have-been's, it would be fun to see.

  5. Nik

    With the books that never were, is it just a case of the writers not being able to finish them?

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