"Zoo Station" is a song by the rock band U2. It is the opening track from their 1991 album Achtung Baby, a record on which the group reinvented themselves musically by incorporating influences from alternative rock, industrial, and electronic dance music. As the album's opening track, "Zoo Station" introduces the band's new sound, delivering industrial-influenced percussion and several layers of distorted guitars and vocals. Similarly, the lyrics suggest the group's new intents and anticipations. The introduction, featuring an "explosion" of percussion and a descending glissando for a guitar hook, was meant to make the listener think the album was mistakenly not U2's latest record or that their music player was broken.

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  • "Zoo Station" is a song by the rock band U2. It is the opening track from their 1991 album Achtung Baby, a record on which the group reinvented themselves musically by incorporating influences from alternative rock, industrial, and electronic dance music. As the album's opening track, "Zoo Station" introduces the band's new sound, delivering industrial-influenced percussion and several layers of distorted guitars and vocals. Similarly, the lyrics suggest the group's new intents and anticipations. The introduction, featuring an "explosion" of percussion and a descending glissando for a guitar hook, was meant to make the listener think the album was mistakenly not U2's latest record or that their music player was broken. The song's lyrics were inspired by a surrealistic story about Berlin from World War II that lead vocalist Bono heard, when overnight bombing damaged the zoo and allowed animals to escape and wander around the city's rubble. Bono was also inspired by the city's Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station and used it as a metaphor for a reuniting Germany. "Zoo Station" was performed as the opening song at every concert on U2's Zoo TV Tour. The song received positive reviews from critics, many of whom analysed the song as a representation of the band's reinvention. (en)
  • Zoo Station - pierwszy utwór grupy U2 z płyty Achtung Baby. Jest to także pierwsza piosenka zespołu, w której zaczęli oni swoje eksperymenty z muzyką elektroniczną. Nastroje w piosence są optymistyczne i pełne nadziei. Utwór nawiązuje do bieżących wydarzeń w Europie w tamtych latach, takich jak zburzenie Muru Berlińskiego, czy ustępowanie komunizmu we wschodniej Europie. Piosenka rozpoczynała każdy koncert trasy koncertowej ZOO TV. Podczas grania Bono chodził po scenie z flagą Unii Europejskiej. Na trasach Popmart i Elevation Tour nie grano jej w ogóle, powróciła dopiero na Vertigo Tour. Wykonanie utworu można obejrzeć na Zoo TV: Live from Sydney i Vertigo: Live from Chicago. (pl)
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  • "Even Better Than the Real Thing" (en)
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  • October 1990 – September 1991 at Hansa Ton Studios in Berlin, Elsinore in Dublin, and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin (en)
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  • Zoo Station - pierwszy utwór grupy U2 z płyty Achtung Baby. Jest to także pierwsza piosenka zespołu, w której zaczęli oni swoje eksperymenty z muzyką elektroniczną.Nastroje w piosence są optymistyczne i pełne nadziei. Utwór nawiązuje do bieżących wydarzeń w Europie w tamtych latach, takich jak zburzenie Muru Berlińskiego, czy ustępowanie komunizmu we wschodniej Europie. (pl)
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