"In Tokyo, I learned about one really important innovation - girl's music. Girls always play the best party music, always. They know what to put on, they're intuitive. They know what's going on in the room, they know where people need to go and they have no rules about particular tracks or styles. They play what works and they play what inspires. There was this club in Tokyo and the people were just joyful because the music was so up, so melodic, so right. You were just lifted by these beautiful melodies, these amazing soulful strings, soulful singing, hard-on grooves - it was a sexual experience. All this mixing and matching, it was post-modernism running amok. That was something else."
- Bono, 1999
did you know
The Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.