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Old 07-06-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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what was your first u2 album?

subject says it all

Zooropa was mine
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I got ATYCLB, Best of 1980-1990 and Achtung Baby for Christmas in 2001. By March, I had everything (thanks in part to K Mart having a display with all of the albums for only ten bucks a pop) but the Rattle and Hum and Boy albums , which I got a few months later.
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Wide Awake in America

My brother had moved out at 18 (I was 15), and he left some of his cassette tapes behind:

- Sex Pistols: Nevermind the Bollocks, Here are the Sex Pistols
- The Clash: London Calling
- U2: Wide Awake in America

I really got into all of the above, got into alternative music (Stone Roses, The Cure, others), but I thought U2's "Bad" was awesome.

The Joshua Tree came out soon thereafter and I snatched it up. U2 has been my favorite band since.

I wound up really getting into Boy, War, and October, and I think the first side of Unforgettable Fire is rivaled only by the Joshua Tree.

Achtung Baby kept me hooked, of course. Zooropa and the work they've done since have lessed U2's grip on me, but I like All That You Can't Leave Behind although it is a little soft-rock for my taste. Pop was just painful more me. My favorite band had "gone over" to the other side with that one. Thank goodness for ATYCLB - it brought them back a little closer...
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Re: Wide Awake in America

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My brother had moved out at 18 (I was 15), and he left some of his cassette tapes behind:

- Sex Pistols: Nevermind the Bollocks, Here are the Sex Pistols
- The Clash: London Calling
- U2: Wide Awake in America

I really got into all of the above, got into alternative music (Stone Roses, The Cure, others), but I thought U2's "Bad" was awesome.

The Joshua Tree came out soon thereafter and I snatched it up. U2 has been my favorite band since.

I wound up really getting into Boy, War, and October, and I think the first side of Unforgettable Fire is rivaled only by the Joshua Tree.

Achtung Baby kept me hooked, of course. Zooropa and the work they've done since have lessed U2's grip on me, but I like All That You Can't Leave Behind although it is a little soft-rock for my taste. Pop was just painful more me. My favorite band had "gone over" to the other side with that one. Thank goodness for ATYCLB - it brought them back a little closer...
Sex pistols was one of my first few albums.
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Old 07-06-2004, 02:39 PM   #6
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The first U2 album I bought was Rattle & Hum in September/October 1991. A couple of months later is was Achtung Baby (and I got Boy from the library). With Christmas 1992 I had all their albums and never looked back.
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The first U2 album I bought was Rattle & Hum
Same here Marty!
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WAR, back in the day
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My first U2 album was ATYCLB. I got it for my 14th birthday on 1-29-88.
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BOY, am I old. Boy, fall of 1981 (on scratcy vinyl no less).

UF was my first CD.
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BOY, am I old. Boy, fall of 1981 (on scratcy vinyl no less).

UF was my first CD.
I'm with you. I bought Boy on vinyl after going to my first show in May '81.

I have the 1st 4 U2 albums on Vinyl, Cassette & CD.

(And as pathetic as I am have bought every album on vinyl & CD ever since).
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my family and i were on a road trip about 3 years ago and we pased by Kmart (lol) and my dad picked up Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd and The Joshua Tree (my 2 favorite albums ever, lol). I remember listening to Streets for the first time, and i was blown away. When we got back home, we bought ATYCLB. Since then, i've gotten Under a Blood Red Sky and downloaded most of the albums.


oh yeah, i also got Rattle and Hum and Elevation Boston. i was quickly absorbed by "Bad" and how awesome it is! it's still my favorite U2 song ever! (just surpassing Lemon and 11 O'Clock Tick Tock)
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My first real (ie, not borrowed from my older brother) U2 album was Rattle and Hum, from my younger sister in about 1998 when I was in high school. She was going to get it for my birthday, but would only buy from this cool little independent store which was sold out at the time, so she had to order it. I thought that was so cute and funny.

eta "borrowed"
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well I nicked my dads for a while, the first one I bought for myself on cd I think was joshua tree
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My first U2 album was ATYCLB. I got it for my 14th birthday on 1-29-88.


Then why didn't you tell us all about it before 31 October 2000?

*realises that should be 29 January 2002*
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Boy, back when it came out.

The cover's falling apart now.
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Old 07-06-2004, 04:28 PM   #18
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I can't remember actually - I remember getting into U2 because my Dad used to play The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby in the car.

I think the first U2 album I bought for myself was Zooropa.
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The Best of 1980-90 was the first U2 item I got as a gift, the first album I bought on my own was "War."
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U2's best of 1980-90 was the first cd i ever bought...next was boy and the rest followed when I saw them for a decent price
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