"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
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.