When Bono wrote 'MOFO' ... - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > It's A Musical Journey
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
Refugee
 
theu2fly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,258
Local Time: 02:31 AM
When Bono wrote 'MOFO' ...

Did he have the swear word in mind, or was it just mere coincedence?
__________________

theu2fly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
Refugee
 
ElectricalVoice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Land of northern lights
Posts: 1,435
Local Time: 04:31 AM
Oh ... I think he knew what he was doing
__________________

ElectricalVoice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2005, 01:37 PM   #3
ONE
love, blood, life
 
namkcuR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 10,757
Local Time: 10:31 PM
I think the idea was to be calling himself a mofo. The song is a very introspective one, and one in which he isn't very flattering of himself.
namkcuR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2005, 03:47 PM   #4
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 41,232
Local Time: 09:31 PM
It's a brilliant double entendre. One part is calling himself a mofo. The other, "mother-suckin rock and roll" is making reference to how rock and roll became the breast to which he fed from.
BVS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2005, 10:30 PM   #5
War Child
 
rivergoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 891
Local Time: 10:31 PM
Bono has a habit of taking words a phrases which have established cultural meanings and turning them on their head. It's like taking slang and idioms one step further - he used this in a bunch of songs from the 1990's.

goat
rivergoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 09:00 AM   #6
Refugee
 
-macphisto-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,401
Local Time: 02:31 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by BonoVoxSupastar
It's a brilliant double entendre. One part is calling himself a mofo. The other, "mother-suckin rock and roll" is making reference to how rock and roll became the breast to which he fed from.
wow I never thought of that interpretation, good to know
__________________

-macphisto- is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×