The U2 frontman looks back on ten years of rock and roll Babylon
--Then in the middle of it all, the song just stops, and the middle eight is, "Mother, am I still your son? I've waited so long to hear you say so." Just like a child, in the midst of burning Disneyland down.
-- The songs often start in the middle of the action: "Haven't seen you for quite some time." "Is it getting better?" It's a row between flesh and spirit, friends and lovers
--There's another shot of me robbing a golf cart, as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. The haircut -- I did it for a laugh, and then went out to scare the golfers
--I know some people think being in a band is like holding on to some sort of juvenilia. But as people get older and rid the room of argument, they often get less interesting. Their work gets less interesting. I'm nervous if too many people agree with me. War is hell [laughs], but it is productive.
--Zoo TV was about having fun with the megalomaniacal aspect of being a rock star. It's a ridiculous thing to be. So let's make it ridiculous."
--I use this humidifier to keep my throat in shape. It's a pain in the ass for me. The rest of the band thinks it's great, because I have to shut up all day. I think that's one of the reasons why they like going on tour."
--The dress belonged to a girl who worked for us, Suzanne Doyle. I have no idea what I'm doing in her frock. And I have no idea who I might be calling. I might be calling my wife, Ali, for some aspirin."
and the quote we shouldve all heard by now ( a fav of mine ):
I always said Achtung Baby was the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree.