"The desert pictures we felt were in many ways a link to the barren dereliction of the caste of 'The Unforgettable Fire'. It's rich in imagery, but it's a different landscape, a different location, which we thought was appropriate for this record."
- The Edge on The Joshua Tree
did you know
The song 'Van Diemen's Land' is sung from the point of view of an Irish poet who spoke out against the British government and was going to be exiled to Tasmania (Van Dieman's Land is the original name for the island).