"Johnny Cash on the Moon" (1993)

Demo Song

Background Information

During an interview with Joe Jackson at the time of the release of the Zooropa album, Bono talks about the song the band has done with Johnny Cash, called “The Wanderer”. Bono is talking about how he would have liked to call the song “The Preacher”:

What i’d like to call it would be um, i’d like to call it ‘the preacher’ because he has a tradition of songs, the singer, but maybe it should be called “Johnny Cash on the Moon” you tell me.

Although quoted as a demo title for the song, I believe the reference to calling the track “Johnny Cash on the Moon” was just Bono having a bit of fun with the interviewer while explaining that the song was almost called “The Preacher.”

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