Jan 20, 2022
In our third crossover podcast, I welcome back filmmaker
Charles Hood and journalist Drew
Taylor, hosts of the brilliant Mission Impossible podcast
Light the Fuse. This time we (mainly) don’t talk about movies, but
delve into their respective favorite albums, the 30 year old
U2 classic ‘Achtung Baby’ and the world dominating
final album from Daft Punk ‘Random Access
We talk about how Achtung Baby forged a new path for U2 after the apex mountain of The Joshua Tree album, the Berlin sessions that bought tension within the band to a boil, the meaning of the song ‘One’, Bono’s character ‘The Fly’, the influence of producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and whether Tom Cruise and Bono are copying each other’s hairstyles.
Then we talk about why Daft Punk broke up, the duo’s philosophy of creating new analogue samples as the foundation of the album, the involvement of Muppets songwriting legend Paul Williams, why they never toured the album, Daft Punk’s mystique and more.
Plus we somehow get into discussions/fights about 3D, the Avatar sequels, which Men In Black films are good and Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger.