"In the beginning we were just writing songs about your girlfriend, the backseat of your car, if you had a car! In my case it was the backseat of a motorcycle."
- Bono on stage in 1987
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).