"When we set out on this record it was Larry who came up with the plan not to have a plan. He put up this idea that wouldn’t it be great just to make music for its own sake, not for the purpose of a live show or on album but just to see what we’re capable of.."
- Bono, September 2008, talking on the upcoming album
did you know
The final track on the Boy album, "Shadows and Tall Trees", gives a nod to William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies; it shares its name with a chapter from the book.