"Boy is a sexual record of sorts, October is a spiritual record. War, I don't know what. It was as if U2 were learning how to be U2. Now we want to find out what U2 can do."
- Bono, 1984
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.