"We used to hype ourselves to a ridiculous degree. We're building ourselves up, holding out for a record deal that gives us what we want - total artistic control, allied with the marketing power of a big company."
- Bono, September 1979
did you know
Get On Your Boots is about Bono taking his family on vacation to France and witnessing warplanes flying overhead at the start of the Iraq War. The chant "let me in the sound" was developed late in the recording sessions and became a theme throughout parts of the album.