This is the U2 sound before we knew such a thing would captivate the world. Piercing guitar cutting throughout the land, driving bass embedding its flesh-memory into our bones, that entrancing hard beat and the soaring, preening yet earnest vocals of lead singer, Bono.
If they did not self-destruct, it was obvious then that they would be stars for years, maybe decades.
Perhaps their faith, or certainly the faith and values that permeated their young lives, strengthened them against all the temptations that devoured so many other young stars.
“Gloria in te domine. Gloria exultate. Oh Lord, if I had anything, anything at all, I’d give it to you.”