"I was exploring rock'n' roll guitar in the 21st century. Were there any new riffs to be discovered? 'Vertigo' is kind of an eternal riff. It's like it has always been there. Once I stumbled across it, that was a clue to where the album was going."
- Edge on recording the How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb album
did you know
U2 had considered several other album titles for Achtung Baby, including Man (in contrast to the group's debut, Boy), 69, Zoo Station, and Adam, which would have been paired with the nude photo of Clayton. Other possible titles included Fear of Women, and Cruise Down Main Street.