"Bono volunteered me to be photographed naked, as I recall. I was still a young man and the idea of doing a nude photo shoot appealed to me because I'd been looking at Robert Mapplethorpe's work and following that whole New York photographic art scene. I knew there might be repercussions but this was a one-shot opportunity for me. This was the right record for such an expression."
- Adam on being photographed naked for the Achtung Baby album
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.