"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
During the recording of 'She's A Mystery To Me', which Bono and The Edge wrote for Roy Orbison, Bono quoted a phrase from 1987 that he would use on With Or Without You during these sessions in 1989 for Orbison's album: 'Sleight of hand'.