"It's a sort of three year cycle. We spend like a year writing the songs, then a year recording them, and then a year selling them door to door." - Bono, 2009
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.