"U2 were born in the context of a live environment. it was our relationship with our audience that gave us our belief in ourselves. It was certainly early on. When we played live something happened. When it went off, something seriously went off in our shows, even in our early club shows."
- The Edge
did you know
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.