"When we started it was hard to get the Edge to play aggressively. He is a gentleman and he plays guitar like a gentleman."
- Bono on The Edge, February 1982
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.