It would just be nice to hear something about something, when it comes to some actual new material being heard.
I call it "a reason to keep hoping that an album is coming out some time soon."
Ha, agreed! We really are going on nothing right now...I guess that's the way it was in the days before the internet anyway though.
Ahhh, the days before the internet. There wouldn't be nearly so much speculation without the internet. Guess we would just get on with our lives and then be pleasantly surprised when something was finally released.
Thats not how I remember it. I remember hearing on the radio in 1996 that a new U2 album would be out before the end of the year. Then around August or September, it was announced on the radio that it would not come out until 1997. I remember being pissed off about that. The internet was alive and well but I did not have access to it at home, and it was not the instant source of news yet that it soon became.
I also remember finding out about U2 release in 1995, but that became the Passengers album.
Zooropa took my friends and I by surprise. Only found out about it about two months before it was released.
I remember a period in 1990 when many feared U2 were breaking up. I don't remember the lead up and anticipation to Achtung Baby, just everyones surprise when they saw the video for The Fly.
I remember in early 1988 talking with a friend about U2's new up coming album and the fact they were making a movie, all to be released that year.