"We used to hype ourselves to a ridiculous degree. We're building ourselves up, holding out for a record deal that gives us what we want - total artistic control, allied with the marketing power of a big company."
- Bono, September 1979
did you know
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.