"If a student with an accordion had come along, I would've played with them ya know...that was where I was at, I was that desperate to play with somebody."
- Larry Mullen jr. on forming a band
did you know
Get On Your Boots is about Bono taking his family on vacation to France and witnessing warplanes flying overhead at the start of the Iraq War. The chant "let me in the sound" was developed late in the recording sessions and became a theme throughout parts of the album.