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U2: Boy

Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 25 October 1980

I LOVE U2. I worry about U2. Hearing their debut single 'Out Of Control' and seeing them play in Ireland, I fell for their undismayed punch and tenacity. They were an expansive and exclusive pop group and I couldn't see them failing. Since then they've walked purposefully into the turmoil of a changed and unchangeable rock world, its expectancy and competitiveness, and they're not braving it as well as they can.

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