From the almost forgotten pages of U2’s song book, the band dug up ‘The Ocean‘ at their second show in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.
While longtime fans rejoice (ha!) at the sound of these old nuggets, judging from the overall response it appears many of the fans showing up for U2’s recent concerts are not familiar with the band’s earlier work. (Hello and welcome to U2log.com, if you’re a recent fan: count yourself lucky, you have a wealth of music yet to discover.)
The seventh song from their 1980 debut album ‘Boy‘ had not been played since Stockholm, December 15, 1982. (Though one of our readers claims the band played it in Fort Lauderdale in 1985.) The somewhat prophetic lyrics (‘And I felt like a star, I felt the world could go far’) reference Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray‘, a book you can read online at Project Gutenberg — for free!
Bets on what song U2 will dig up next are open now.