"There was a lot of kerfuffle around the time of Rattle and Hum. The feel of those songs would have bothered me as a fan. I hate to conclude that, but I think they were a little... I don't know..."
- Bono on when he would stop being a U2 fan if he was one, 2001
did you know
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."