Our reader Paul, in Dublin, offers the following:
“A couple of weeks ago, the British conceptual artist Damian Hirst
was in Dublin on business. I have it from a person who met Hirst during that visit, that Hirst mentioned he had been invited to U2’s studio and listened to some latest tracks with Bono. Bono asked Hirst for title suggestions to songs and Hirst mentioned ‘How to deconstruct an Atomic Bomb’ as one and ‘Vertigo’ as another. So there you go; ‘Vertigo’ could well be the title track to the album.”
It could well be. It’s certainly a little more snappy than ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ or ‘Two Fucking and Two Watching’.
Or, indeed, ‘All that you can’t leave behind’.
(Update: People, please… these images were photoshopped by us. They’re not ‘real’.)