"A lot of punks reject us, and of course, as it is here, a lot of the hippies reject us because we’re new, so we have this peculiar audience, this cross-section. That’s why the name U-2 is ambiguous, it’s in between, like a tightrope we’re treading."
- Bono, 1979
did you know
The name Achtung Baby was chosen so that their new album could not be taken seriously because on their last album Rattle and Hum, they were critically attacked. Achtung means attention is English: "Attention, Baby," is the literal translation.