"We supported The Stranglers in the early days. I tried to persuade JJ to wear one of our badges: 'U2 can happen to anyone'. He said 'fuck off', and rightly so. But I took it badly and we robbed their dressing room - totally cleaned it out."
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While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.