"We were going to call the album Adam, and that’s why we shot Adam in all his glory. I thought that would have been fun. I think what we were trying to do with “The Fly” is to jam a blues verse, however industrial and distorted, up against a gospel chorus, however kitsch. Because the gospel and the blues are again the two sides of the same coin."
- Bono on Achtung Baby, 1992
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Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."