"We thought: let's actually write songs. We wanted the record to be less vague, open-ended, atmospheric and impressionistic. To make it more straightforward, focused and concise."
- The Edge, on the band's approach to The Joshua Tree
did you know
Dick Evans - Edge's brother - was in U2 until U2 was named U2. He performed with the current U2 during the first period when they were called 'Feedback' and 'The Hype'.