"I used to write every single essay about going to the beach. If they asked me about the moon, I'd write 'I went to the moon and discovered a beach!' That's the truth!'"
- Bono in an interview, 1980
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.