"I was exploring rock'n' roll guitar in the 21st century. Were there any new riffs to be discovered? 'Vertigo' is kind of an eternal riff. It's like it has always been there. Once I stumbled across it, that was a clue to where the album was going."
- Edge on recording the How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb album
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.