"I think it's the most distinctive of my guitars. It seems that the body shape affects the sound somehow. It's a very vibrant guitar with lots of treble. When I was in New York with my parents, I went to some stores to look around. I picked up this second-hand Explorer and it was just so naturally good, and it felt right, so I bought it."
- Edge on using the Explorer as his main guitar in the early days, 1983
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U2 had considered several other album titles for Achtung Baby, including Man (in contrast to the group's debut, Boy), 69, Zoo Station, and Adam, which would have been paired with the nude photo of Clayton. Other possible titles included Fear of Women, and Cruise Down Main Street.