"The contrast between the crowds and the joy of a U2 show and then this kind of silence the next day and family life slightly freaked me out. I hadn't yet figured out the psychology of this, that you empty yourself on stage so there is a hollowness that follows a big night like that."
- Bono on the 1987 Joshua Tree tour
did you know
"The Fly" was chosen as the first single of Achtung Baby because its dance beats, distorted vocals, and hard industrial edge sounded nothing like typical U2.