"We supported The Stranglers in the early days. I tried to persuade JJ to wear one of our badges: 'U2 can happen to anyone'. He said 'fuck off', and rightly so. But I took it badly and we robbed their dressing room - totally cleaned it out."
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.