"We've started to make records now for ourselves and for our audience who do listen very carefully to all our records and who do spot the subtleties. We're the Grateful Dead of the nineties."
- Bono at the beginning of the nineties
Guitarist The Edge recorded all the Boy songs using his natural stained Gibson Explorer. He drew inspiration from music he was listening to at the time, including Television and Siouxsie and the Banshees.