"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
U2 was their own opening act a few times under the name of "The Dalton Brothers", they were dressed like a country band an played songs like "Lucille" and "Lost Highway".