"Discothèque was supposed to be what Sledgehammer was for Peter Gabriel; i.e. earnest band with political overtones kicks off their boots for dancing shoes." - Bono
did you know
The Rattle and Hum album opens with a live cover of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter". Its inclusion on the album was intended by the band to reflect the confusion of The Joshua Tree Tour and their new-found superstar status.