"The ability of songs to split up a bad marriage or keep a good one together, to stop you getting thrown out of a pub, to take you on adventures, to tell you what to do, how to dress, how to behave, it's all there. That's where the intelligent life is."
- Bono, 2015
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.