"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
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".