"Bono, you have been doing this 10 years and you don't know not to give the horn section Absolut Vodka? You can give it to anyone else but you can't give it to the horn section."
"But why in particular the horn section?"
"Listen, stupid, you try playing a horn when your lips won't work"
- Bono in conversation with one of the horn players at Sun Studios in Memphis while recording Angel of Harlem, after he bought vodka to lighten the session up
did you know
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.