"It was supposed to be a record celebrating a fantastic life of joyous fun and occasional recreational extremity, but it ended up sounding like that hangover after the party."
- Bono on Pop, 2001
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.