#U2101 – Touch

My favorite of U2’s early B-sides is probably the song “Touch,” from the 11 O’Clock Tick Tock single. “Touch” started out as a song called “Trevor,” which I have always thought to be about a friend of the band’s, or at least of Bono’s, from the Bible study group they attended. The lyrics to the […] …read more

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U2101 – Things to Make and Do

If you were to catch me off guard and ask me what the first single released from Boy was, I might answer without thinking and say “I Will Follow.” Of course, if I were to say that, I would be wrong. For some reason, I tend to forget that “A Day Without Me” was released […] …read more

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U2101 – Boy/Girl

It seems like many years ago that I seriously started collecting U2 memorabilia and records. One of the first items I acquired was a vinyl copy of U2 Three, and at the time, I thought I had something really special and rare because I had never before heard “Boy/Girl,” one of that record’s B-sides. “Boy/Girl” […] …read more

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U2101 – Cartoon World

This week we are taking a look at one of those songs that has only ever been released in a live version. That is to say that, like fan-favorite “Mercy,” no official studio version has ever been let out into the wild. Unlike “Mercy,” however, it is doubtful that a studio version of this song […] …read more

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