"Xanax" (2004)

Demo Song

Background Information

“Xanax” was a working title for the song “Xanax and Wine”, later released as “Fast Cars,” developed for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

In 2006, when U2 published the book U2 by U2, the book provided a glimpse into some working titles and demo tracks. One of the images shown was from a piece of equipment with notes labeling different songs. We see notes about “Xanax” (listed twice as Xanax 1 and Xanax 2), “Spiderman Slide Solo,” “Treason,” “Original,” “Neanderthal,” “All Because” and “Shark Soup.” We know that many of these songs went on to become tracks on How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and this photo was taken during the development of that album.

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