"If a student with an accordion had come along, I would've played with them ya know...that was where I was at, I was that desperate to play with somebody."
- Larry Mullen jr. on forming a band
did you know
Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."