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These Classic U2 Tracks Showcase The Edge At His Best

D 4 September 2015     H 09:12     A Corine/Dead     C 0 messages


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BY JOHN HUGAR

When we think of U2, the first thing we probably think of is Bono. Love him or hate him, it’s hard to take your eyes off him when the band is performing. Still, one can’t consider U2’s legacy without looking at the brilliant (and frankly underrated) guitar playing of The Edge. The Edge’s inventive guitar playing was incredibly important to the band’s sound, particularly in their ’80s heyday. These six classic songs showcase his playing at its absolute best.

“I Will Follow” (1980)






The first song off the debut album Boy, and it’s that iconic riff that carries it all the way through. In U2’s early years, they were louder and faster than they are now, and this riff, along with Larry Mullen, Jr.’s hyperactive drumming, showcase that spirit perfectly. This was the song that introduced the world to U2, and The Edge’s classic riff is a huge part of why it made such an impression.

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