"If you look at the cover of The Joshua Tree you see 4 very unhappy men.What nobody realizes is that it was minus 20 out there.We were freezing! Put any bastard out there and see if he's happy."
- Larry Mullen jr.
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.