"Being cool wasn't high on our list of priorities. It wasn't really a Dublin thing to do. It wasn't cool to be happy or celebratory at the time. We enjoyed the energy of punk but we neglected to take on board the nihilism and negativity."
- The Edge on young U2, 2001
did you know
"The Fly" was chosen as the first single of Achtung Baby because its dance beats, distorted vocals, and hard industrial edge sounded nothing like typical U2.