"There was a mad theory at one point in U2's early days that we were so broke we would start a second band that would perform under a different name and play covers, and would actually earn a living that would support U2, who would continue to perform their own material."
- Paul McGuinness
did you know
The name Achtung Baby was chosen so that their new album could not be taken seriously because on their last album Rattle and Hum, they were critically attacked. Achtung means attention is German: "Attention, Baby," is the literal translation.