"I really like it now – but for reasons different from when we recorded it. It was a real important record, and I think it was quite influential. A lot of bands have taken sounds and ideas from The Unforgettable Fire. It was quite innovative, I think."
- The Edge on The Unforgettable Fire, 1999
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.