"That title made the personal and the geopolitical come together. It was the right title for that reason. People were worried it would look grandiose. What is rock 'n' roll if it doesn't dare to have big ideas?'
- Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
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U2 had considered several other album titles for Achtung Baby, including Man (in contrast to the group's debut, Boy), 69, Zoo Station, and Adam, which would have been paired with the nude photo of Clayton. Other possible titles included Fear of Women, and Cruise Down Main Street.