U2 Magazine 05


Initially published: 1982-11
Author: Geoff Parkyn, Editor


This is the fifth issue of U2’s first fan club magazine. The magazine is simple, black and white text on regular sized paper, stapled in the middle. The cover adds a bit of colour. The magazine was edited by Geoff Parkyn for the entire run.

Contents include:

  • News (New album, tour, 4U2Play)
  • Recollections of U2’s Initial UK tour
  • Lyrics for Stories for Boys
  • Lyrics for An Cat Dubh
  • Lyrics for Into the Heart
  • Lyrics for Out of Control
  • Lyrics for A Day Without Me
  • Lyrics for I Threw a Brick Through a Window
  • Music to A Day Without Me
  • U2 Pen Pals / Swops
  • U2 Competition
  • Bono’s Choice
  • Letters

“Bono’s Choice” was a small section where Bono listed his favorite records, films, books, TV, food and people. Of note is his enjoyment of eating Smarties with a spoon.