L.A. Band Shoots Music Video At Site Of U2's Fallen Joshua Tree


An L.A.-based band has created a song and music video dedicated to the iconic tree on the cover of U2's Joshua Tree album.

More than just a cover band, The Title Trackers write original songs inspired by the titles of classic albums that lack a title track. While previous songs have included The Rolling Stones tribute "(Living In) Exile On Main Street" and for Tom Petty, "Full Moon Fever (Gone To Our Heads)," their latest effort, "(Chopping Down) The Joshua Tree," is dedicated to U2's legendary 1987 album. The song features an impressive rendition of the band's sound and Bono's voice, and the video—which just premiered on L.A. Weekly—features the very location where U2 shot the cover of the album in front of one of the namesake Joshua trees.

And while the tree—which as it turns out is in Death Valley, not Joshua Tree National Park—has sadly died since Bono and the boys were there, there's now a commemorative plaque next to the fallen tree and, now, this fun music video:

Well played. As it turns out, many of the trees were recently cut down to make way for solar panels.

You can learn more about the The Title Trackers here, where you can also grab advance VIP tickets to see them live at Molly Malone's on Thursday, March 31.