"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
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. It has closed many show since. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song.