"It's arcade music but at the base it's a kind of dark energy that we're tapping into. It's us trying to get into somebody's head. What we were trying to do is recreate that feeling of sensory overload." - Bono on "Numb"
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.