"I’m like the clown, calling people to look at the stage…it’s like putting a magnet to iron fillings, drawing them in. And once they’re in that position, you can feed them, give them what you have. We give — and people look, and we give all — and that can affect people’s emotions; so we get a sensitive audience, people who are aware."
- Bono, 1979
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.