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what they said
"We used to hype ourselves to a ridiculous degree. We're building ourselves up, holding out for a record deal that gives us what we want - total artistic control, allied with the marketing power of a big company."
- Bono, September 1979
did you know
The song 'Van Diemen's Land' is sung from the point of view of an Irish poet who spoke out against the British government and was going to be exiled to Tasmania (Van Dieman's Land is the original name for the island).