"Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience became the model for what we were doing... you get to go back and rediscover that innocence of being in a band, those joyous melodies and write about the things that formed you."
- Bono, 2014
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.