"Progressive rock is glabby and dizzy. Unfortunate there is a lot of progressive rock on the rise, sadly. Progressive, if you mean innovation if you mean discovering new ground than I like the term. But progressive rock recalls for me the seventies, long solos and evenworse haircuts. But I can't really point a finger because in the eighties I had a haircut that inspired a million second division soccer players. We've cut our hair for this record, so it can't be too progressive rock."
- Bono on Pop, 1997
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.