"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
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.