"Sparky's Left the Planet" (1993)
In April 1993 BP Fallon spoke with Bono via phone, and recorded his conversation in his book, Faraway So Close. The band, in the middle of a recording session for Zooropa was working on new songs, which are discussed in the phone conversation:
The song ‘Babyface’ you’ll like it, it’s sorta throwaway but not quite. This other one we’re working on, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me,’ it’s about being in a rock ‘n’ roll band I suppose, being a star, whatever that is. It goes, let me see, what’s the opening line: ‘You don’t know where you took it, you just know what you got’. I’m just working on the clues.
‘Wake Up Dead Man’, instrumentally it’s quite a Gothic piece, very powerful playing from Edge and I really love the bass on it.
There’s another song called “Lemon”, a throwaway groove but a great groove…Adam is playing with a great deal of swagger and very very much in the pocket and on with Larry. Adam yeah, he’s answering to the name Sparky at the moment. There’s even a song called “Sparky’s Left the Planet”.