"Everyone gets a little nutty after the end of a tour. You have physiological reactions that continue for months afterwards. Around about 9 o'clock you suddenly start going, 'Where's the show? Where's the show?'"
- Paul McGuiness on the ZooTV tour
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.