"Perhaps not their best album, I'd reserve that for Achtung Baby, but for me it is by far their most fun. It sparked a huge tour, produced the coolest collectibles, had great music videos and always provides the soundtrack to my summer."
"A difficult decision, but I think Ultra Violet edges it. I was thrilled to hear it live in 2009 after spending years admiring those Zoo TV performances."
Fan status: Basic
what they said
"We laugh, Irish people lough a lot, I live in a house full of laughter. I get high and low, I'm more up and down but Irish people are full of laughter and I find the American way funny, I do, it's very funny, I don't laughing at it, it's just the madness of places New York, isn't it."
- Bono, 1997
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.