Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Boy

The first album of U2 from 1980, years before they attained their superstar status, remains a strong debut. It also has by far their best cover art - stunning simplicity, just a black and white shot of a young boy, and hardly any reference at all to the band or the title of the album. The photograph is by Hugo McGuiness. The image was changed to a distorted picture of the band for the American and Canadian release, due to the record company's fears that the band would be accused of pedophilia. The mind boggles.

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