David Knight - 12th Feb 2009

U2 are back with a top-notch collage-effect video by their old pal Alex Courtes.

It is somewhat in the same ballpark as Alex & Martin's genius Seven Nation Army promo for The White Stripes, but this is a fine piece of work in its own right. It's precision-engineered to do what's required: be endlessly watchable over several billion viewings.

The song is even quite good in parts - although there is a point where His Holiness actually removes his shirt to show us his pecs. You have been warned.

Watch 'U2’s Get On Your Boots by Alex Courtes' here

Credits

DirectorAlex Courtès
ProducerMalachy McAnenny
Director of PhotographyOmer Ganai
StylistSharon Blankson
Make-upJ Maskrey
EditorDan Sherwen
ColouristSimone Grattarola
CommissionerTom Bird

David Knight - 12th Feb 2009

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