"As our style developed—and it did, slowly—it was an evolution rather than an intellectual decision to go this way. And the echo helped along the way. And now, in retrospect, I’m learning more and more about playing less. That’s a whole education which I’m going through now. Back then, it was literally that we played all the time. There were very few gaps. It was more of a tapestry of sound rather than spaces and holes. Just a whole wash."
- The Edge, 1986
did you know
U2 named their How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb album like that because Bono envisioned the bomb as his father and the songs as efforts by him to deal with his father's death.