"When we recorded Last Night On Earth I really felt like it was the last night on earth. Because it was nine o'clock in the morning and we haven't written the chorus for it. It's hard to explain why it would take us eight month or whatever to make a record. But six month were just messing, playing around, songwriting in the studio. And we had Howie B, who is a D.J., in the studio. There was a lot of fun just playing with him."
- Bono, 1997
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.