"It’s the paraphernalia of rock ‘n’ roll, that you spent so long avoiding, that I’m now enjoying playing with. It’s like rent-a-cliche; the bigger the cliche I’ll take it. I have to have shades, get me the most ridiculous. If we’re gonna have a limo, make it the longest, ugliest, son-of-a-bitch limo we can find. If we’re gonna have a plane, make it Kitsch Airways. If you thought we were over-the-top in the past, check this out."
- Bono on taking his glasses off on stage, 1992
did you know
"The Fly" was chosen as the first single of Achtung Baby because its dance beats, distorted vocals, and hard industrial edge sounded nothing like typical U2.