"I put the now-legendary notice up. I think the wording was something like: 'Drummer seeks musicians to form band'. I just thought of it as a group of people coming together to have a bit of fun, it was never anything else. No ideas, no expectations."
- Larry Mullen jr.
During early rehearsals for the band, Adam couldn't play the bass. The rest of the band didn't even notice at first, blaming everything but Adam for the bad sound.