"In a sense we set out to do something out of the ordinary, to sort of get away maybe from some of the caricatures of us and what we do that have been going around, certainly in Europe - to bring the whole thing that we do out of the black and white and into the grey."
- The Edge, 1985
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.