"Some people write songs about the way characters see things. Some artists perform with a wink. That's just not the way with U2. When people perform from their gut - when John Lennon sang a song called "Mother" - that was not a hip thing to do. He was exposing himself. It's performers like that I admire."
- Bono, 1989
did you know
The song 'Scarlet' was inspired by a thought in Bono's mind: "does God need salesmen?". The band was also in a minimalist mood that day.