"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
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On tour in Australia in the autumn of '89 Larry had told Bono that if this is what it meant for U2 to be superstars, he didn't like it. It was one of the reasons for the musical and artistic revolution in the nineties.