Over the past 10 years no U2 song has risen so much in popularity as Acrobat, the second to last song on Achtung Baby. But what is so special about this song? We explore the meaning and themes of the song and dive into U2's fandom to understand why Acrobat has topped the list of most requested songs by U2 fans for a long time.
"Bad was something we had done with Brian (Eno) as a sort of 'impro' piece, and he wouldn't let us replay it or change anything, so the improvisation stands pretty much as is."
- Adam on recording 'Bad'
did you know
The song 'A Sort of Homecoming' is a quote from a Jewish poet, Paul Celan. The actual quote is: 'poetry is a sort of homecoming'.