"Some people write songs about the way characters see things. Some artists perform with a wink. That's just not the way with U2. When people perform from their gut - when John Lennon sang a song called "Mother" - that was not a hip thing to do. He was exposing himself. It's performers like that I admire."
- Bono, 1989
did you know
One recording of the song One Step Closer ran for more than 15 minutes, with Bono adding many verses that were subsequently dropped.