"It’s the paraphernalia of rock ‘n’ roll, that you spent so long avoiding, that I’m now enjoying playing with. It’s like rent-a-cliche; the bigger the cliche I’ll take it. I have to have shades, get me the most ridiculous. If we’re gonna have a limo, make it the longest, ugliest, son-of-a-bitch limo we can find. If we’re gonna have a plane, make it Kitsch Airways. If you thought we were over-the-top in the past, check this out."
- Bono on taking his glasses off on stage, 1992
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.