- 15 Aug 01
It's plastic Adam dolls, Zooropa wallpaper and bootleg CDs a-go-go: STUART CLARK knows there's a little U2 cyber-nerd inside all of us
Forgive us if we’re not our usual exuberant selves this week, but Caught In The Net is feeling a bit of a failure. We had hoped to bring you an authoritative guide to the best of U2 on the web but due to such extraneous distractions as eating, sleeping and going to the toilet, there were a couple of the 10,200 dedicated fan sites that we were unable to visit. Needless to say, resignations have been tendered and bottoms bared for a good old-fashioned thrashing.
There’s no way you’d get such slothfulness from www.atu2.com, a news service that’s as authoritative as it is sharply written. Updated daily by a worldwide team of stringers, it’s arguably better at delivering scoops than the band’s own official site. They’re not afraid to take the piss either, with a nice line in cartoons and funnies.
"Hot as a handbag and a can of mace" proclaims www.u2log.com and, sure enough, there’s much fun to be had with the likes of ‘Elevation Review Bingo’, ‘Airport Truth’ and the ‘Plastic Promo Band’ spoof that duped everybody last year, us included.