The group knew each other from school, but weren’t very musically talented in the beginning. They started out playing under the name “Feedback” at St. Fintan’s High School in 1977. By spring of the next year, they had changed their name to U2 because out of all the names that they had come up with until that point, it was the one that they disliked the least.
Near the same time, they won a contest for £500 and studio recording time. The demo that was recorded was heard by CBS Ireland. It didn’t go well and they didn’t produce their debut album until 1980 called Boy.
Today, their most popular song remains “With or Without You”, which was on their fifth album, The Joshua Tree.
Rock, alternative rock, post-punk
Artist Website Link: http://u2.com/
The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
The Joshua Tree (1987)
Rattle and Hum (1988)
Achtung Baby (1991)
All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
No Line on the Horizon (2009)
Songs of Innocence (2014)
Songs of Experience (2017)