"A lot of punks reject us, and of course, as it is here, a lot of the hippies reject us because we’re new, so we have this peculiar audience, this cross-section. That’s why the name U-2 is ambiguous, it’s in between, like a tightrope we’re treading."
- Bono, 1979
did you know
In September 1976, Larry Mullen, Jr. posted a notice on Mount Temple Comprehensive School's bulletin board to form a band. With seven responses to Larry's note, the band which were known at the time as The Hype, The Larry Mullen Band, Feedback and later U2 is whittled down to four as seen from 1980's debut Boy to the current day.