"Discothèque was supposed to be what Sledgehammer was for Peter Gabriel; i.e. earnest band with political overtones kicks off their boots for dancing shoes." - Bono
did you know
Many musicians have been influenced by the work of U2. There are several cover versions of U2 songs by bands such as Pet Shop Boys, Pearl Jam and The Chimes, and musicians such as Cassandra Wilson, Joe Cocker and Johnny Cash.