"City Of Blinding Lights began as an outake from Pop. To us, it was an homage to Scott Walker. The working title was Scott Walker."
- Adam, Blender Magazine 2004
did you know
The Picture of Dorian Grey mentioned in the song 'The Ocean' is a novel by Oscar Wilde, the Irish author who has been a huge influence on Bono's lyrics. In referring to it, Bono mocks his own vanity in thinking a rock star can change the world.