"In the beginning we were just writing songs about your girlfriend, the backseat of your car, if you had a car! In my case it was the backseat of a motorcycle."
- Bono on stage in 1987
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.