"'Authentic' is a word that's often applied to rock 'n' roll, and 'authentic' is a word I don't give a fuck about. What's authentic? Soul is much more than just authentic."
- Bono, in 1992
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.