Each of the eleven songs has its own story, musically and lyrically. In this article we will try to unravel some of those stories. Stories that trace back many years, stories about how musically bright songs can have very dark themes.
"I would go to the studio by day and club by night. I did a lot of ecstasy. A lot. The chorus for Please was written after Bono kept pleading with me to get off the carpet. I spent like an hour one night just dragging myself around the floor on my knees. In my defense, that carpet felt wonderful. Really great shag. We should get that rug back."
- The Edge on Pop
did you know
In the early days U2 were mistakenly called "The U2", "VR" and "UR".