"It's never about competing with other bands. We compete with ourselves, with the idea of not becoming crap like everyone else does."
- Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, 2005
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.