"Boy is a sexual record of sorts, October is a spiritual record. War, I don't know what. It was as if U2 were learning how to be U2. Now we want to find out what U2 can do."
- Bono, 1984
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.