"The name U2 is nothing else but a letter and a number. We just wanted to come up with a name that would people make up their own mind about the group: U2, what kind of a band is that? We could've called ourselves The Snobs or Deep Zeppelin but we wanted an original name, a simple name."
- Bono, 1983
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.