"We were coming out of the Scorsese film 'Goodfellas'. While waiting for our car, a fellow came out of an alley with a small pistol and fired at the ground. The film had sort of anaesthetised us. I looked at the fellow. Hard. Then we got in the car and halfway my wife asked if the fellow hadn't aimed at us. Suddenly we felt sick. You can now assess the effect of violent films: they sort of immunise you against violence."
- Bono, 1993
did you know
The song 4th of July is named after the date of birth of Edge's first daughter. It was recorded by accident, Adam was playing some bass lines and Edge just jumped in, both unaware that Brian Eno was recording.