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U2's The Joshua Tree turns 30: celebrate with our Bono paper doll

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CBC Music

U2's studio album The Joshua Tree was released on March 9, 1987. The Irish band's fifth album was an intended musical statement made against the new wave of the day, and pulled inspiration from Irish folk and the American songbook. With the album, U2 also unveiled a new look. Anton Cobijn's photo shoot for The Joshua Tree shows the band sporting a dusty, worn, wild-west look to emphasize the spacious, wide-open feel of the album. It wasn't, however, the first time Bono and co. have changed their look.

To help celebrate Joshua Tree day, our illustrator Heather Collett presents the third in a series of CBC Music's paper dolls. From the 1987 Joshua Tree tour to The Screwtape Letters-inspired MacPhisto all the way through to the wrap-around shades of the "Elevation" era, have fun cutting out, assembling and dressing up U2's frontman in some of his most iconic outfits.

 

And don't forget to post your photos on social, tagging CBC Music on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.