"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
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.