"The theme of the album was a flirtation with death, nuclear fission, the raw material for a power plant or for weapons of total destruction."
- Bono on The Unforgettable Fire
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".