"Sometimes we write in soundchecks, sometimes we work together in a room, oftentimes I might come in with a piece of music. Generally, though, it always finishes in the same way, with all of us in the same room, bashing it out, which I think is what creates the unique qualities of the band—the fact that there’s four people pulling and pushing at this piece to put it into some sort of shape."
- The Edge on how U2 works, 1986
did you know
The Edge recorded all the songs from the Boy album using his natural finished Gibson Explorer. He drew inspiration from music he was listening to at the time, including Television and Siouxsie and the Banshees.