U2101 – Saturday Night & Fire

A long time ago, in a record store far away, a great debut album was released. This album was titled Boy, and it was the first LP from an Irish band called U2. Some few copies of this album, early pressings of the vinyl, for instance, have a short snippet of music at the end […] …read more

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#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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