We’d almost forget to mention the atU2.com interview with Willie Williams, who remember the birth of Zoo TV: In the spring of 1991 Bono called me having just got home from U2’s exile in Berlin. He asked me to come and join them in Tenerife where they were going to see the carnival. He told me they were making the most exciting album of their career and that it would demand a live show unlike any they’d done before. He had a phrase in his head — “Zoo TV” — which he felt was a key to something, oh, and an absurd pair of oversized sunglasses which he felt were important, too.
Willie also is a firm believer in PopMart goodness: I remain convinced that history will vindicate PopMart. Already, with the distance of just a few years, if you sit down and watch some of each video my point becomes really obvious — it’s PopMart that stands the test of time to a much greater degree than Zoo TV.