"We were disillusioned with the sort of, wallpaper music as John Lennon calls it and we wanted to make music that had a commitment in it. Music that didn't hide a person, music where the music came through. People like John Lennon, their life was in their music."
- Bono on U2's motivation, 1983
did you know
The closing song from U2's third album War (1983) has closed over 400 concerts as of 2021. That is roughly a 25% of the >1600 tour shows they have played.