"The gig was all over in a flash but in that ten minutes a world opened up of how things could be. I thought a riot had taken place - and maybe it had."
- Adam Clayton on U2's first performance on a talent show at school.
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.