"Rick Rubin has a larger looming presence on this album than his 'thank you' deserves. He asked 'Why can't more people cover U2 songs?' And it's because, with all the great sounds and arrangements, you can forget that there isn't a song there."
- Bono on Rubin's influence on Songs of Innocence
did you know
The guitar riff in the beginning of the song 'Is That All?' is from the song Cry, which can be heard at the beginning of many live versions of 'The Electric Co.'.