"We were disillusioned with the sort of, wallpaper music as John Lennon calls it and we wanted to make music that had a commitment in it. Music that didn't hide a person, music where the music came through. People like John Lennon, their life was in their music."
- Bono on U2's motivation, 1983
did you know
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.