"We're at a point where production has gotten so slick that people don't trust it anymore... We were starting to lose trust in the conventional sound of rock & roll - the conventional sound of guitar ... those big reverb-laden drum sounds of the '80s or those big, beautiful, pristine vocal sounds with all this lush ambience and reverb. So we found ourselves searching for other sounds that had more life and more freshness."
- The Edge, explaining the band's motivation for seeking a new sound with Achtung Baby
did you know
According to the booklet of 'Walk On', U2 says that the song is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, in some parts of the lyrics U2 mentions the struggle of this woman to free her country.