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The Roots of U2

Karen Schlosberg, Creem, August 1987

SHERMAN, INTO the Wayback Machine. The year: 1981. A young Irish quartet called U2 is promoting its debut album, Boy. Its lead singer is simply called Bono Vox. He is charming, chatty and approaches his insights through decreasing spirals of tangential thoughts, comments and points. Though bassist Adam Clayton is in the Island Records conference room for part of the interview, Bono doesn't leave even a crack in his conversation.

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