"'Boots' was an absolutely catastrophic choice for a single. It was madness, but the decision was made, and that was the beginning of the end. We never recovered from it."
- Larry Mullen
did you know
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.