"I think that now we’ve realised that rock ‘n’ roll is, in a way, ridiculous — and that’s part of why we’re into it. That’s Marc Bolan on Top of the Pops when I was 13 and I was turned on by him, and I’m not gay. The power of rock ‘n’ roll is this thing that’s obscene, absurd, obsessive, and now we just kinda find ourselves laughing at it."
- Bono, 1992
did you know
"The Fly" was chosen as the first single of Achtung Baby because its dance beats, distorted vocals, and hard industrial edge sounded nothing like typical U2.