"Lady With the Spinning Head" (1990)

Demo Song

Background Information

“Lady With the Spinning Head” is a title given to a song developed for Achtung Baby..

“Lady With the Spinning Head” was a demo that went on to be used as a B-Side, and then was remixed and used again as a B-Side. Edge talks about the track and what it became in U2 by U2:

There was a song called ‘Lady With the Spinning Head’ which we were really struggling with. It eventually ended up as a B-Side. But we tried and failed to develop it so many times. It actually spawned three different songs, “The Fly,” “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” and “Zoo Station”. If you ever listen to “Lady With the Spinning Head” you will hear elements of all of those songs. “Zoo Station” was a version that we took in a more industrial direction. Danny provided an incredibly mad intro which sounds like a keyboard but is in fact guitar on which I’m creating strange textures.

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