"We came from the suburbs of Dublin – two ostensibly English and two ostensibly Irish, which was symbolic and a metaphor for this nation – and we didn’t take no for an answer. We said: ‘We want to be the biggest band on the northside of Dublin, we want to be the biggest band in Dublin, we want to be the biggest band in Ireland...’ and it kind of went from there."
- Adam, 2022
did you know
During the recording sessions of Achtung Baby, the band were working on a primitive version of Mysterious Ways called 'Sick Puppy'. During these versions, The Edge improvised a chord progression that the rest of the band worked with. From that chord progression the song 'One' was born, ultimately changing the outlook of the sessions and more importantly, keeping the band together.