"There's a lot of songs on the record that I'll be proud to hear on the radio. Although The Joshua Tree had a lot of successful singles on it, that is not necessarily what we are about. We are not particularly into hit singles. Mind you, I need to do the roof of my house on the West so if we get a few hits away I won't be complaining."
- The Edge on Achtung Baby
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.