"The band weren't even drinking. Can you imagine? You're in a candy store and these guys don't even want to smell the sweets."
- Larry on the legend of Adam's partying in the early days
The Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.