"He played until the strings came off, his whole life came out of him. I was pushing him and pushing him. 'One more time, please Edge, one more time.' Finally, when we went for the take, one string broke and another string broke and he just kept playing harder and harder. And he has such a light touch, ordinarily, he's so gentle. All that left him for a kind of rage. And yet there's not one bum note in there. It's incredible."
- Bono on Edge recording Love Is Blindness
did you know
Get On Your Boots is about Bono taking his family on vacation to France and witnessing warplanes flying overhead at the start of the Iraq War. The chant "let me in the sound" was developed late in the recording sessions and became a theme throughout parts of the album.