Are you in the mood for another “I wish they would get their stories straight!” post? Coolmetoo. Play along with me:
1.) Open your copy of U2 SHOW to pg. 19, where Paul McGuinness is being interviewed. Here’s the quote to note:
When I saw them in the Project I agreed to be their manager on the spot.
2.) Put that aside, please, and open up your copy of U2 by U2 to page 56. They’re talking about that first meeting — Paul and the band, May 25, 1978. Check the left column, this quote from Paul:
I thought, well, this could be the band, but we spent a few weeks, maybe months, kind of skirting around each other, inspecting each other and having meetings and just trying to find out whether the other people were smart or committed or on the same wavelength.
So I ask again: How’s a guy supposed to get the story right if it keeps changing?!?
For the record, I’m going with the second version (from U2 by U2) in my book.