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Old 02-28-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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What got you into U2?

What got you hooked on U2? Was it a song or an album? How did you discover U2?

For me. I saw the movie Blown Away when I was 15 and I heard ISHFWILF and liked it right away. I actually tried to find out where that came from for a while before I relized the lady sells the tape to the villan and says its U2.

So thats how I first discovered U2 from that 1 song which still remains my fav song and Joshua Tree my fav album.

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Old 02-28-2005, 09:18 PM   #2
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The single Electrical Storm got me into U2 actually. Then I got Best of 1990 - 2000, then Joshua Tree, then Achtung Baby, and have been buying albums from there. Can't remember how many times I played In God's Country.

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Old 02-28-2005, 09:23 PM   #3
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I saw the "Discotheque" music video on MTV. My first thought was "WTF?" and then I waited to see who the artist was at the end of the video... "U2".... HUH? Aren't these the same guys who made that "Where the Streets Have No Name" song they play the radio?

Needless to say, I had to investigate. And the rest is history. LOL.
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I honestly can't remember a time when I didn't know who U2 were. My mother was a casual fan of them when I was young...I even have a pic of me as a baby wearing headphones with early U2 on...

It wasn't until high school when I crossed the line into 'Rabid Fandom' though....
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:38 PM   #5
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I heard some of their songs on the radio in the early/mid 80's. New Years Day and Sunday Bloody Sunday were the ones I remember. So I bought a few albums (yup, vinyl).

....I don't listen to the radio anymore.
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:59 PM   #6
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I would have to say 'Beautiful Day' (I had narrow musical tastes until U2 came along). I fell in love with that song (and still love it) when I bought the ATYCLB album. I also happened to buy the 'Best of 1980-1990 & B-Sides' that was shelved along-side the new album and I found that I loved the old stuff (and vaguely remembered hearing it before). My fandom was given a boost by the 'Electrical Storm' single and the 'Best of 1990-2000 & B-Sides' and then I got sucked in completely. Within a year or so, I owned all U2 albums and a few of the singles...
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My older brother was a HUGE fan...so I grew up listening to U2 as a baby.
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sweetest thing video. i then did a school project (biography) on "that lead singer guy wearing the hat" and once i learned more about his life, i fell in love. (i'm not gay though)
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Originally posted by unosdostres14
My older brother was a HUGE fan...so I grew up listening to U2 as a baby.
Hey, me too!
I rememeber going on vacations with my family and I was 8, 9, 10, years old, and my older brother would make me listen to U2 on his headphones, and then he would ask me if I liked the song, and if I said no he would hit me until I said I liked it. Good old days!
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:14 PM   #10
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It was November 1993, I was fourteen and a friend said, "Hey, I think you'd like these guys." My dad had Joshua Tree and I was vaguely aware of them but it wasn't until my friend introduced me to Achtung, Baby! that I fell in love with U2.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:31 PM   #11
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It was Beautiful Day, I really liked the song, so I bought the album.
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Since we had boston on Pay-Per-View...November 23rd 2001
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:42 PM   #13
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Good to see some new fans here.

First song I heard or remember hearing was Where The Streets Have No Name in my friends basement a few months before Achtung Baby came out and ever since I heard that song I have been a fan ever since. Not a "rabid fan" until about 95 though...when i started collecting singles anyways.
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I grew up on the band. Born in the year of The Joshua Tree in the land of One Tree Hill. It was meant to happen.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:02 AM   #15
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I become a fan in 1992 when I was about fourteen. My parents gave me some money to get some music I like, and with all the news of ZOOtv around, I decided to get some U2 That being the war album and a couple of cassette single's from Achtung baby. Been hooked ever since.
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Fall, 1991. I was a freshman in college. My boyfriend said, "I got some tickets to see U2, wanna go?" I said sure. I figured I had better listen up and get familiar with their songs, so I bought Achtung Baby.

The rest, as they say, is history.
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Discotheque for me
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:17 AM   #18
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I borrowed my brothers Joshua Tree album to listen to in 1991 and was hooked. Then Achtung Baby came out and the rest is history...
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I was only casually interested in U2 for couple of years or so, before catching U2 video marathon one late night. I think it was the live footage of "God Part II" that did it - I remember that when Bono run and leapt across the stage before launching into "...don't believe in 60s..." I just felt something like a jolt in my stomach.
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September 1984. Walking downstairs when i heard this amazing song(Pride). Walked into the lounge where i saw this absolute hunk(Bono) on the tv. Waited to see who they were. Dad asked what i wanted for my birthday and i said that song. My 14th birthday came and i opened The Unforgettable Fire. Couldn't stop listening until he came home with tapes a girl at work had done for him of War, October & Boy. Like some other bands but U2 will always be my No1.

Ok i know Bono had the mullet in 1984 but so did most guys!!!

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