It's easy for me to remember what I was doing this day 27 years ago. It's the day that The Joshua Tree was released. I picked up my friend Beth and we went down to Tower Records in Tempe to each pick up a copy of the album. I had waited for this album for what seemed like years.
I dropped Beth off and went back home to listen to it. Little did I know while I was putting the needle down on the album for the first time, how important this album would become to me. I listened to this album over and over again that day. That night I went up to my usual hangout, The Dubliner, and all I could talk about was this amazing album. I'm sure all my coworkers,friends,acquaintances, and family members got sick and tired of me talking about this album the next week or so. I listened to nothing else.
And 27 years later I feel the same connection to this album that I did when I first listened to it. There are other albums that I have listened to more, like just as well, and tout just as much. But no album has moved me as much as this one and it still does.