"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 never used the word "baby" in a song before the album Achtung Baby was released. It was used 27 times on that album.