"We debated it for a while and we were like okay, maybe it is too obvious or something. So we ending up changing the lyric to mother sucking rock and roll, whatever. It delivers the sentiment, but there are times that I think, was it the right call? For some people it might have been a problem, but for most rock and roll fans it wouldn't."
- The Edge on keeping the f-word out of Mofo, 2020
did you know
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders sang backing vocals on "Pride". At the time The Unforgettable Fire was recorded, she was married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds.