"Tokyo Fast Bass" (1995)

Demo Song

Background Information

In Bill Flanagan’s book U2 at the End of the World, Flanagan is present for some of the recording sessions for the Passengers Original Soundtracks album.

“Tokyo Fast Bass” is mentioned in the book:

Maybe it’s just the group flashing back to the last time they played together, but it is startling almost a full year later to hear that sense of Tokyo overload coming out of the music U2 is making. A jam called “Tokyo Fast Bass” ducks and weaves with the barely organized frenzy of the Alta train station. “Fleet Click” staggers like those nights in the neon back alleys, but what’s impressive is that, unlike almost every rhythm track I’ve ever heard a rock band cook up, it does not suggest any limitation on what could sit on top of it. The piece could go anywhere.

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