U2 are a rock band from Dublin; Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar); The Edge (guitar; keyboards and vocals); Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry Mullen; Jr. (drums and percussion).U2 formed in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency.By the mid-1980s; however; the band had become a top international act; noted for their anthemic sound; Bonos impassioned vocals; and The Edges textural guitar playing. Their success as a live act was greater than their success at selling records until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree increased the bands stature from heroes to superstars; according to Rolling Stone.U2 responded to the dance and alternative rock revolutions. "October" is the seventh and title track from U2's 1981 album, October. It is a departure from U2's classic sound, as it is a quiet, almost instrumental piece. It was included as a hidden track on The Best of 1980-1990 compilation. It is the only track from October included in the compilation.U2 are a rock band from Dublin; Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar); The Edge (guitar; keyboards and vocals); Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and.