"We want to sell records. We want to be big. Independent labels are all very well, but mostly they preach to the converted. We don't want to be a cult."
- Bono, September 1979, prior to having a record deal
did you know
"All Along the Watchtower" was recorded in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco in front of what many consider to be the ugliest sculpture in the city. Bono's spraypainted words required a formal apology from the band and were removed within days.