"I've never worked with any artist where nothing is prepared, nothing is demoed, they just go in and wait for it to arrive. I feel I'm letting them down."
- Chris Thomas, the first producer of How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, relaying his thoughts to Paul McGuinness before they split ways for the album
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.