"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
The Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.