"I've never worked with any artist where nothing is prepared, nothing is demoed, they just go in and wait for it to arrive. I feel I'm letting them down."
- Chris Thomas, the first producer of How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, relaying his thoughts to Paul McGuinness before they split ways for the album
did you know
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.