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U2: Another Day, Another Dollar

Steve Turner, Q, July 1987

WHEN U2 FIRST played Chicago, in the spring of 1981, it was as part of a loss-making tour. They played one club and a university and stayed at a Holiday Inn. Their album Boy was rattling around the high 90s and no one was busting a gut to hail them as the future of rock’n’roll. There were even serious doubts as to whether their American record company would pick up the option to their second album.

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