"Looking back on the four-song demo tape we made, I have to laugh. I don’t fully understand how songs so fragile in the shape they were then came across so strong on the album Boy. I don’t understand that. I think the band just came into a new understanding of how to play and perform."
- Bono on recording Boy, 1983
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".