"I put the now-legendary notice up. I think the wording was something like: 'Drummer seeks musicians to form band'. I just thought of it as a group of people coming together to have a bit of fun, it was never anything else. No ideas, no expectations."
- Larry Mullen jr.
"The Fly" was chosen as the first single of Achtung Baby because its dance beats, distorted vocals, and hard industrial edge sounded nothing like typical U2.