"I think, basically, America has woken up to U2. I don’t think we’ve changed the style, or our musical chemistry, at all. Maybe to an extent we were able to condense our style somewhat, as on `New Year’s Day..’ "
- The Edge, 1983
did you know
The Picture of Dorian Grey mentioned in the song 'The Ocean' is a novel by Oscar Wilde, the Irish author who has been a huge influence on Bono's lyrics. In referring to it, Bono mocks his own vanity in thinking a rock star can change the world.