U2: Rock ’n’ Roll to Change the World
U2: Rock ’n’ Roll to Change the World explores the forty-year career of one of the world’s most successful rock bands. From its beginning in 1976, U2 has consistently interacted with its environment, both influencing and being influenced by the world around. Giving as much attention to social, political and spiritual issues as it does musical creativity, this Irish quartet provides a unique case study in the intersection of artistic expression and cultural engagement.
Neufeld examines the history of faith, idealism, and activism that has inspired one of rock’s most dedicated and charitably engaged fan bases. The result is a fascinating, unusual, thorough, and thoughtful study of U2’s interaction with the wider world.
-Neil McCormick, music journalist, author and U2 biographer
Perhaps no other musical artists in contemporary memory have had a more indelibly symbiotic relationship with culture—as creators, shapers, consumers, and critics—than U2. Neufeld explores that relationship with a boundless curiosity matched by his passion for music born of Dublin’s Northside.
-Cathleen Falsani, journalist, ONE.org Girls and Women advisory board member and author of The God Factor
Neufeld succeeds in his goal of showing how pop musicians can help shape culture.
-Publishers Weekly, April 2017
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Lover of my wife & sons • Seeker of justice • Follower of Christ • U2 fanatic