"The bigness of U2 had become a distraction. It put us in a position where we really didn't have to do anything anymore. We were that successful. We could have either split up or poured all of our confusion into a different kind of music. Achtung Baby is the sound of a band fighting for its musical life."
- Larry, 1992
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.