"We were coming out of the Scorsese film 'Goodfellas'. While waiting for our car, a fellow came out of an alley with a small pistol and fired at the ground. The film had sort of anaesthetised us. I looked at the fellow. Hard. Then we got in the car and halfway my wife asked if the fellow hadn't aimed at us. Suddenly we felt sick. You can now assess the effect of violent films: they sort of immunise you against violence."
- Bono, 1993
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".