'Music's become too scientific, it's lost that spunk and energy that it had in the '50's and '60's. When I listen to most modern records I hear a producer, I don't hear musicians interacting. And that quality, that missing quality is something we were trying to get back into our own music. What I like about Desire is that if there's ever been a cool No 1 to have in the UK, that's it because it's totally not what people are listening to or what's in the charts at the moment. Instead it's going in exactly the opposite direction. It's a rock'n' roll record - in no way is it a pop song.'
Edge, in Hot Press, October 1988