"And then I saw Adam, and he just looked so cool. And I said; 'I want to be in a rock 'n' roll band with him'."
- Larry Mullen jr. on forming a band
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.