"It started out kind of Velvet Underground and headed off into the country. But it came together really well and we didn't mess with it, although the original version was about fifteen minutes long. Bono seemed to have that many verses, which was incredible."
- The Edge on One Step Closer
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".