"I don't know if we've made a great record or not, but it is our record. It's us standing there naked, if you will."
- Edge, on All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000
"All Along the Watchtower" was recorded in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco in front of what many consider to be the ugliest sculpture in the city. Bono's spraypainted words required a formal apology from the band and were removed within days.