"City Of Blinding Lights began as an outake from Pop. To us, it was an homage to Scott Walker. The working title was Scott Walker."
- Adam, Blender Magazine 2004
did you know
In late 2004, "Mercy", an unreleased track taken from the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions, surfaced on the Internet through a fan who had been given a copy of the album containing the extra track. The track is of less than standard audio quality, but managed to become a favorite on fan websites.