"And we knew fuck all about rock ‘n’ roll when we started out. We were from Dublin, and we were on our own trip anyway. People just looked at us and we’d the wrong kind of shoes and haircuts, and they didn’t see that actually behind the ugly face of music, there was an intelligence, and that we were actually creating a new mood in music and going into new terrain emotionally."
- Bono, 1992
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.