"We were going to call the album Adam, and that’s why we shot Adam in all his glory. I thought that would have been fun. I think what we were trying to do with “The Fly” is to jam a blues verse, however industrial and distorted, up against a gospel chorus, however kitsch. Because the gospel and the blues are again the two sides of the same coin."
- Bono on Achtung Baby, 1992
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".