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Old 06-29-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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Mr Macphisto

I freakin love when Bono preforms as Mr. Macphisto I wish that he would bring that back for the next show. I love how he speaks, acts and sings differently when he is playing him it realy is a testement to how awsome Bono is.

Does anyone know any great clips of Bono preforming as Macphisto besides on the zoo tv dvd
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Hope they never bring him back. Was cool back then, but still ... been there, done that.
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i couldnt even imagine todays bono as mac
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Re: Mr Macphisto

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I freakin love when Bono preforms as Mr. Macphisto I wish that he would bring that back for the next show. I love how he speaks, acts and sings differently when he is playing him it realy is a testement to how awsome Bono is.

Does anyone know any great clips of Bono preforming as Macphisto besides on the zoo tv dvd
Zoo TV Dublin has him performing Desire and Ultraviolet. Look it up on youtube.
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The problem with Macphisto is he ruined WOWY... Other than that he was a pretty cool guy, may he rest in peace.
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I love Macphisto too.

If you would like to check out a really funny phone call of Macphisto's, watch the Zoo TV show from Adelaide in 1993. It's available at the spiral staircase website. You could also probably find it on youtube...
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:13 PM   #7
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The problem with Macphisto is he ruined WOWY... Other than that he was a pretty cool guy, may he rest in peace.
Agreed. That whole british accent thing didn't work for that song IMO...
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Macphisto was awesome, but there's no way Bono would do it again- no tour u2 do in the future will accommodate a character like that i think...
i actually didn't mind Macphisto's WOWY
i'll agree there's definately better versions (R&H movie), but it wasn't horrible... it has a more intense feeling in the Sydney version- especially the look in his eyes when he turns around to face the stage near the end...
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It wasn't MacPhisto's fault that Edge switched guitars and Larry switched the drum beat.

But then again, even the Evening Herald used to slag him off, so...
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MacPhisto was awesome (apart from the butchering of WOWY) and I'm always impressed by how deeply Bono disappears into the role. But he and his glittery platforms should be left in the 90s.
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and I'm always impressed by how deeply Bono disappears into the role.
Backs up my theory that any singer worth their salt would make a good actor...
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Backs up my theory that any singer worth their salt would make a good actor...
Now that I think about it, that's a fantastic theory.
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I guess I'm one of the few fans that found MacPhisto kind of embarrassing. I think the Mirrorball Man was pushing the envelope and he probably should have just left it at that.
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I guess I'm one of the few fans that found MacPhisto kind of embarrassing. I think the Mirrorball Man was pushing the envelope and he probably should have just left it at that.
If I were Bono, I'd be more embarassed about An Cat Dubh Live from Vertigo: Chicago than about MacPhisto.
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Personally i prefer The Mirrorball Man on Desire and Ultra Violet - and With Or Without You, but that was more musically than vocally.

He fucken ownz Daddys Gonna Pay and Lemon though.
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Macphisto lemon and daddy's gonna pay
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MacPhisto's maybe my favorite idea to come out of the ZooTV era.

I preferred his prank calls to The Mirrorball Man's prank calls, too, but The Mirrorball Man got to own Desire (basically make it has bitch) through most of '92, so it's about even I guess.
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"I have a vision... I have a vision... Television... TELEVISION!!!"
definately a great version of desire...
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"I have a vision... I have a vision... Television... TELEVISION!!!"
definately a great version of desire...
That's Mirrorball Man, actually...

I personally love the Zoo version of WOWY up until the Zoomerang leg...I had no problem with it on the 1st Macphisto leg, and on the DVD Mac sells it so well that I don't care that it skips a few beats musically. Personally my favourite versions were the Mirrorball Man versions from the Second Leg (See: Stockholm) for the stunning extended guitar solo (that if I might say so sounds a bit like the solo from the Fly...)

I still think my favourite bono from Zoo was The Fly though...he had everything that tour needed to be pulled off right, and none of the (often, but not always) cheesy silliness of both of the encore characters.

~A.j.~
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That's Mirrorball Man, actually...

yeah, i know- we were talking about Mirrorball Man's version of desire too

i think of all the characters from zoo though, the fly represented it best...
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