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.
"Some of the songs we finished recording them the morning we were due to come to New York to master the record."
- Larry on Pop, 1997
did you know
During the ZooTV Tour U2 introduced a new stage concept called the B-stage. It allows for more intimate and stripped-down performances of songs, later used by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Coldplay amongst others.