Letters: Songs Of Spirit

To the Editors:

U2 is the most important band in the world ((MUSIC, April 27)). With their songs, these musicians convey a sense of justice and evoke a wholesome feeling in the hearts and minds of their listeners.

Edward J. Barfield

Hazelwood, Mo.

The music of U2 embodies a trend that differs markedly from the mood of the songs of the 1960s. Although philanthropy remains the general theme of the lyrics, the composers have abandoned their anti-Establishment tone and given way to a more humanitarian sentiment. Hunger, war and apathy are out; food, peace and empathy are in.

Edward C. Henschel


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