"I stopped going to churches and got myself into a different kind of religion. Don't laugh, that's what being in a rock 'n roll band is, not pseudo-religion either.. Show-business is Shamanism: Music is Worship; whether it's worship of women or their designer, the world or its destroyer, whether it comes from the ancient place we call soul or simply the spinal cortex, whether the prayers are on fire with a dumb rage or dove-like desire.. the smoke goes upwards.. to God or something you can replace God with.. usually yourself."
- Bono, 2000
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.