"We supported The Stranglers in the early days. I tried to persuade JJ to wear one of our badges: 'U2 can happen to anyone'. He said 'fuck off', and rightly so. But I took it badly and we robbed their dressing room - totally cleaned it out."
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.