"In the beginning we were just writing songs about your girlfriend, the backseat of your car, if you had a car! In my case it was the backseat of a motorcycle."
- Bono on stage in 1987
The Rattle and Hum album opens with a live cover of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter". Its inclusion on the album was intended by the band to reflect the confusion of The Joshua Tree Tour and their new-found superstar status.