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French Rap. Hannett insisted that the song be mixed at 3 a. He and Moloney stayed up for three days without sleep during the protracted mixing phase, making tape loops in an attempt to fix the band's poor timekeeping. After finishing, he reset all the settings on the unit so the engineers would be unable to see what he did. Three mixes of "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" are publicly known to exist, all studio cuts.
The single features the single mix. The final mix is a version with a longer intro that featured on the UK " Pride In the Name of Love " inch limited edition single. The "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" title was taken from a note that Bono's friend Gavin Friday left on the front door of Bono's house after he was unable to reach him by telephone one night. It was that sepulchral make-up, white face, dark eyes The harmonic guitar section towards the end of the song features an incorporation of the Third Quarter chime of the Westminster Quarters from the Big Ben clock tower, at the Palace of Westminster in London.
The song was originally released as a single in May , but it failed to chart. It was pressed on translucent blue inch vinyl weighing grams and cut at 45 RPM.
The release included previously unreleased live versions of "Touch" and "Twilight" from the band's performance at the Marquee in London in September On U2's very early tours, it was often played twice due to a lack of material — once early in the concert, and then during the encore.
Until December , it was routinely paired with " The Ocean ", a song from the band's debut album Boy. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best-selling in Records See all. Save on Records Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.
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We do not have any tags for 11 O'Clock Tick Tock lyrics. Why not add your own? Log in to add a tag. More U2 Lyrics. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. Neither song was re-recorded for Boy when that album was put together later in , and in fact they have not appeared on any U2 studio album.
Since that time, the song has made only infrequent appearances in the live set. It was occasionally performed as a rare treat during The Elevation Tour inShop 18 records for sale for album 11 o clock tick tock by U2 on CDandLP in Vinyl and CD format.