"Four-Letter Word" (2008)

Demo Song

Background Information

In the article “U2: Hymns for the Future“ by Brian Hiatt in Rolling Stone Magazine, the band provides some insight into the album No Line on the Horizon, as well as song songs that will be used for the next album.

“Get On Your Boots,” which began as a Garage Band demo by the Edge, went through a similarly complex progression. At one point, it was called “Four-Letter Word.” And at some stage it lost its central riff, leaving it sounding like what Lilly white describes as “a Beck B side” that was in danger of being dropped from the record altogether.

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