"If a student with an accordion had come along, I would've played with them ya know...that was where I was at, I was that desperate to play with somebody."
- Larry Mullen jr. on forming a band
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.