"We always survived on finding some idea to pursue that felt like a discovery. And the music that really was getting us excited was the music that came out of the UK that has taken the advantage of sampling as a creative tool. And club music as a discipline."
- The Edge on U2's inspirations on Pop, 2020
did you know
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.