U2’s fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree, is where the Irish band really hit their stride. It became one of the best-selling albums of all time and their massively influential magnum opus. Full of goosebump-inducing anthems like “Where The Streets Have No Name” and “With or Without You,” the album elevated them to international stadium rockers.
On this day in 1987, U2 were interviewed a few months after The Joshua Tree’s release. They talked about working with Brian Eno on 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire, recording in a castle, touring the world and “setting out to innovate as well as aggravate.” They discuss their symbiotic relationship with Eno, commenting that he saw them as more than just a rock band.
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Hear U2 discuss The Unforgettable Fire in 1987 via the Paste vault below.