"We're at a point where production has gotten so slick that people don't trust it anymore... We were starting to lose trust in the conventional sound of rock & roll - the conventional sound of guitar ... those big reverb-laden drum sounds of the '80s or those big, beautiful, pristine vocal sounds with all this lush ambience and reverb. So we found ourselves searching for other sounds that had more life and more freshness."
- The Edge, explaining the band's motivation for seeking a new sound with Achtung Baby
did you know
Apart from composing both the Windows 98 and Windows XP operating system startup sounds, Brian Eno also composed the Windows 95 startup sound. Instead of recording just one sound, he ended up with 84 sounds at six seconds long each.