"It’s been there in the background of all the events if my life since I can remember. It’s been like an old friend ready with a big hug."
Mad U2 fan though not as crazy as I'd like to be.
what they said
"I tend to do something with the guitar sound, use certain effects fo fatten it, rather than just use it clean - though on 'War', it's cleaner than the previous two albums. I use the echo in a very concise way - I try to use the repeats in time with the music. Most guitar players would use the full spectrum of the guitar to get across the power and dynamics, but by using the echo I can get away without using the bottom strings so much. I tend to use three-, maybe four-note chords rather than the full six and to use the top strings, the top end, which gives that distance between the bass and the guitar, and gives me a bit more freedom."
- Edge on War, 1983
did you know
The versions of A Sort Of Homecoming and Bad included in the Wide Awake In America EP sound like live recordings but they were actually recorded during two soundchecks of the Unforgettable Fire tour in Europe. The audience noise was mixed in afterwards.