"I was there from the absolute beginning. What happened was Larry Mullen had some procedure done on his spine – it's a common thing with drummers, but they wanted to begin a new record. They said to me, 'Howie, we don't have a drummer just now, and we want to start writing, but we need some grooves.' So I was there from day one, and the whole album took just over a year to record."
- Howie B. on producing Pop
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U2 drew inspiration from their studio surroundings while writing "Staring At The Sun" including Howie B's ear abscess, the European Cup, and the British presence in Northern Ireland.