"I went to a professional and said to the hairdresser: 'Dye my hair blond but make it look like I did it myself.' He was very confused: 'You're paying me a lot of money to dye your hair but want it to look like you had done it yourself?' 'Exactly,' I said, 'make it look real bad.'"
- Bono, 2016
U2 drew inspiration from their studio surroundings while writing "Staring At The Sun" including Howie B's ear abscess, the European Cup, and the British presence in Northern Ireland.