Oct 27, 2017
There were few theatrically released concert films in the 1980s, and none that were embraced like U2’s “Rattle and Hum”. While watching the trailer in the theater, I got the same goose bumps Todd Greer recalls and had to see it upon release. It was pure bliss, even to this heavy metal lovin’ teenager. This film delivers both a visual and musical punch with a lot of heart. At times angry, but also with a hopeful tone, as you watch you feel like you are a part of their movement. MTV had made us aware of U2. Now, only two years removed from their groundbreaking Live Aid performance, they peeled back the surface. This revealed how four guys from Ireland became one political voice, preaching against social injustice and for change. To this day, U2 remains purposely focused.
Todd Greer came to us through Chuck Oney. Their musical ensemble caught my attention, and when Todd released “Kaleidoscope Mind” after forming tOd and the BAD IDEAS, I certainly noticed. Moving Music has always been about collaboration and great discussion. Once again, I am blown away by the generosity of the person sitting in the chair across from me. Todd reveals his quest for purpose and the drive to move forward in music. Please join us for this two part verbal jam session as we dive into the movie that moved him, U2’s “Rattle and Hum”.