"Very few people get to own a sound. And I think in U2, we've gotten to own certain colors of the spectrum. Certain feelings that are ours. Some of them are from Simple Minds. We have learned from them."
- Bono on Simple Minds, 2022
did you know
A local violinist, Steve Wickham, approached The Edge one morning at a bus stop and asked if U2 had any need for a violin on their next album (the War album). In the studio for only half a day, Wickham's electric violin became the final instrumental contribution to Sunday Bloody Sunday.