"We put our lives on the line and just kind of went for it.. and when you see that kind of reaction you just feel like.. hew! It's very hard to talk about it really. It's everything that we wanted when we were a garage band. We wanted that total thing, people just up."
- Bono, 1982
did you know
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.