B40298 – U2 The Edge 1981 Handwritten October Album Postcard (Ireland)


A 1981 U2 ‘October’ postcard on which The Edge has handwritten and addressed a note to a fan. The card reads as follows:
‘Dear Mick! Sister Sister is a free information service which we are financing ourselves. It’s also a bit dis-organised because we don’t employ anyone full time. But if you are pacient (sic) we will send you some stuff. Lyrics are available. The strat is a sharped sounding instrument + I like the sound too. – Edge’.
The Edge has also hand addressed the card. It comes with a letter from the original recipient that reads:
‘‘I was born in 1962. Got interested in punk/new wave when I was 14. Born in Liverpool which had an enthusiastic punk scene in the late 1970’s. The local venue was Eric’s which became Brady’s. I saw all the main bands there (Clash, Stranglers, Dammed, Penetration , Siouxsie, Joy Division etc) as they had an under 18s 6.00PM show each weekend. I saw U2 in September 1980 at Brady’s whilst there were only about 20 people in the audience, U2 played as if they were playing a stadium – I was very impressed and met the band in the dressing room, the Edge gave me a contact address (postcard one, they called the fan club Sister Sister). He responded and as I was interested in his guitar choice I asked him about his new guitar (was a Gibson Explorer, now a black Strat). These postcards arrived in 1981 as the band went on a long European tour, before the release of their second album October. By this time I’d seen loads of bands but U2 returned to Brady’s in October 1980 – that gig was the best I have ever seen and the venue was completely full. A few hundred people there and the beginning of their global fame’.
The postcard measures 16.75cm x 11cm (6.6 inches x 4.4 inches). The condition is very good.

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