"Being cool wasn't high on our list of priorities. It wasn't really a Dublin thing to do. It wasn't cool to be happy or celebratory at the time. We enjoyed the energy of punk but we neglected to take on board the nihilism and negativity."
- The Edge on young U2, 2001
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.