"Lets face it, the American rock and roll tradition doesn’t treat the music seriously. It's a parody. A vacuous abortion of its former self."
- Bono, september 1987 (Miami Herald)
did you know
The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.