"I've never worked with any artist where nothing is prepared, nothing is demoed, they just go in and wait for it to arrive. I feel I'm letting them down."
- Chris Thomas, the first producer of How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, relaying his thoughts to Paul McGuinness before they split ways for the album
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.