Check out U2 before they were U2

A 17-year-old Bono struts his stuff in what appears to be a pair of white satin pants. Also: The Edge has hair

By Katie McDonough
Published July 19, 2013 7:08PM (EDT)

Once upon a time, U2 (né The Hype) was just another band hustling to make a name for themselves, working on livin' the dream.

Before superstardom hit (and before Bono had a pair of Armani sunglasses surgically attached to his face), U2 was just a bunch of scrappy Irish teenagers peacocking on local television.

Check it out:

h/t Dangerous Minds

Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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