"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 Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.