"When it comes to the new album, it's less humorous than we intended. I was surprised, having listened to the record a few weeks after we had mastered it, to realize it's one of our most intense and spiritual records. It wasn't really a plan. Our major intention was to have a tossed-off, carefree feeling about it. We did have songs that had that personality, but in the end they just didn't shine."
- The Edge on Pop, 1997
did you know
U2 participated in the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium for Ethiopian famine relief in July 1985, which was seen by more than a billion people worldwide.