"U2 grew up trying to run away from hippies. There was not a lot of love on our streets where we lived. But as you get older, you realize that love and peace and understanding never comes easy for anybody, at any time. The summer of love was a reaction to race riots, assassination and war. In the world today it takes a brave man to sing a song called Flower Child."
- Adam on Flower Child
did you know
During the recording sessions of Achtung Baby, the band were working on a primitive version of Mysterious Ways called 'Sick Puppy'. During these versions, The Edge improvised a chord progression that the rest of the band worked with. From that chord progression the song 'One' was born, ultimately changing the outlook of the sessions and more importantly, keeping the band together.