"There's a lot of songs on the record that I'll be proud to hear on the radio. Although The Joshua Tree had a lot of successful singles on it, that is not necessarily what we are about. We are not particularly into hit singles. Mind you, I need to do the roof of my house on the West so if we get a few hits away I won't be complaining."
- The Edge on Achtung Baby
did you know
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.