New U2 Video – “Get On Your Boots”

By Scott Lapatine / January 31, 2009

U2’s new vid (directed by Alex Courtes, who also did “Vertigo”) finds the band performing in outer space, shrunken in front of a skull, candy apples. clenched fists, a ceramic Aphrodite bust, and the Virgin Mary draped in an American flag. It’s Bono’s garage sale obviously, though he probably didn’t sell anything on account of the bomb explosions. We also see a sexy lady cop, in sexy boots and an unsexy fake mustache. There’s a lot going on, you may need to watch it twice. Coolest effect: during the bridge when the lens cracks every time Larry hits the snare. Mr. Edge explained it all to Hot Press earlier this week: “It’s based around the idea that men have fucked things up so badly, politically, economically and socially that it’s really time we handed things over to women. We had our doubts when we saw a rough cut – but the finished video is brilliant. He’s really nailed it.”

No Line On The Horizon is out 2/27 on Interscope.