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what they said
"The B-sides are really important. It's like they're more revealing. A lot of times we wrote them in the middle of the night, as we were recording them, usually being thrown out of studios. People would be knocking on the doors saying, 'You have to leave,' but we don't have a B-side. It's a bit like a photograph, like a polaroid. You didn't take that much care putting it together, but it captures a moment that tells a story."
- Bono on the B-sides of the Best Of 1980-1990 album, 1998
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.