With impressive sales of the album 'War' in America, Bono speaks to Pat Kenny about starting out and how U2 have got to this point in their career.
Bono talks about the success of sales of the album 'War' in America. He also tells Pat Kenny about the formation and early years of U2.
Bono feels what made U2 different from many other contemporary Irish bands was their ambition and having something to say.
I have said before we were probably the worst garage band in the country. There were a lot better groups than us. It was just our inability to play other people's songs that led us to write our own songs and that's actually when U2 began or U2 was born. Because ultimately it is not down to how well you play another person's song. It is if you have anything original, anything creatively in your own self to say and we had.
An extract from an interview with Bono from 'The Pat Kenny Show' broadcast 9 August 1983. The RTÉ Guide billed the show as,
A summer mixture of current affairs, light entertaiment and music.