2021 saw Achtung Baby reach its 30th anniversary. Thirty years on it still sounds uniquely fresh. In this U2start ‘Original’, 12 essays from forum members dissect the 12 tracks of Achtung Baby, breaking down their origins, interpretation of lyrics and personal attachment to some of the band's greatest ever songs. Enjoy.
"I remember the first day I went to school, a boy came up to my best mate and bit his ear, and I took that kid's head and banged it on some iron railings."
did you know
Larry's tattoo from the Songs of Innocence album is based on Native American mythology, it's the Pawnee tribe and it's a symbol of protecting the innocence. He got it done when his son, Elvis, was in the womb.