"Working with B.B. King is a mixed blessing because he's the only guy I know that when he moves back from the microphone his voice gets louder. I feel like a little girl when I'm singing with him."
- Bono, 1989
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.