"My ambition for U2 has always been to push it to its limits - the most aggressive music ever made and, at the same time the most sensitive, different levels. I woke up a few months ago and found out I was Irish and that has made an impact and it's going to make an impact on the music. Because this is an Irish group and I'm realising that the very weapons you need are all around you."
- Bono, 1984
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U2 had considered several other album titles for Achtung Baby, including Man (in contrast to the group's debut, Boy), 69, Zoo Station, and Adam, which would have been paired with the nude photo of Clayton. Other possible titles included Fear of Women, and Cruise Down Main Street.