"These are songs of innocence, songs of experience. The central theme of that whole album is that naïveté is a powerful thing, in the sense that you are more powerful sometimes by not knowing what you're up against in this life."
- Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
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.