"The only criticism that stung is that the album should have had more of the energy of the musicians and those who inspired it... a bit more anarchy, a bit more punk. We didn't want a pastiche of the era so we put all those 70's and early eighties influence in the juicer and a blend emerged... more like an Irish whiskey than a single malt."
- Bono on Songs of Innocence
did you know
In the song 'Zooropa' there are a number of advertising slogans in the lyrics like 'Vorsprung Durch Technik' (Audi), 'Be all that you can be' (the Army), 'Eat to get slimmer' (Slim-Fast) and 'Fly the friendly skies' (United Airlines).