"What I did was push the performance aspect very hard, often to the point of recklessness. I think that musical recklessness goes a long way on records. You don't hear enough of it."
- Daniel Lanois, on recording the Achtung Baby album
Guitarist The Edge recorded all the Boy songs using his natural stained Gibson Explorer. He drew inspiration from music he was listening to at the time, including Television and Siouxsie and the Banshees.