"It started out kind of Velvet Underground and headed off into the country. But it came together really well and we didn't mess with it, although the original version was about fifteen minutes long. Bono seemed to have that many verses, which was incredible."
- The Edge on One Step Closer
did you know
Many musicians have been influenced by the work of U2. There are several cover versions of U2 songs by bands such as Pet Shop Boys, Pearl Jam and The Chimes, and musicians such as Cassandra Wilson, Joe Cocker and Johnny Cash.