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Old 10-25-2003, 11:12 PM   #1
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Was Bono the first?

I stumbled on this quote from Bono:

"I would certainly consider myself to be one of the inventors of the mullet. I think it comes down to Patrick Swayze or me."
- Bono

DID Bono invent the mullet? He certainly must have had one of the earliest mullets, but was he the first?

It's a historical debate.
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lol, Bono just had the PERFECT mullet, you know, the one around the time of Unforgettable Fire? It doesn't get any better (or WORSE) than that!!!
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I think David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars years had a mullet. That was early 70's.
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I have no idea if Bono was the first with a Mullet but I do know he had the best Mullet ever
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yeah i think ziggy had a mullet.
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some lesbian probably did it first.
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Old 10-26-2003, 05:27 AM   #7
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I don't know who did it FIRST (probably some drunk person cutting their friend's hair), but I would say David Bowie was the first celebrity to popularize it.
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Old 10-26-2003, 07:30 AM   #8
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I have a friend who was born with a mullet. I think he was the first.
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Old 10-26-2003, 11:00 AM   #9
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"The sprinting Abantes followed hard at his heels,
their forelocks cropped, hair grown long at the back,
troops nerved to lunge with their tough ashen spears
and slash the enemies' breastplates round their chests."
-The Illiad, Homer... 8th century B.C.
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Mullets in The Illiad!! Even David Bowie loses the prize then. Sorry, Ziggy.
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got your business in the front and a party in the back. oh yeah you're a mullet man! you think pabst blue ribbn tastes like champagne...oh yeah you're a mullet man!
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Nice historical aspect to the debate, Headache. Thanks!
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It existed for years but never had a name until a couple years ago.
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I have no idea if Bono was the first with a Mullet but I do know he had the best Mullet ever
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I hate mullets for the most part...I think, on most people, they look pretty dumb.

But Bono's was an exception. He's the only person I've ever seen whose mullet looked good. .

It just worked with his young face...

*Avoids turning this into a PLEBA-esque discussion...*

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Old 10-27-2003, 02:18 AM   #15
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Mullets in The Illiad!! Even David Bowie loses the prize then. Sorry, Ziggy.
Yeah, I'd say that's the winner until someone finds a cave painting of a mulleted hominid hunting a woolly mammoth in western Asia or something.
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Old 10-27-2003, 08:16 AM   #16
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Headache's post was brilliant

if we had some sort of Oscars it would win best post
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You know, having grown up in the 70's and 80's, I don't see what's so bad or so funny about a 'mullet.' Back in the day, they were just normal hair, and were known as 'shags.' The shoulder length ones were short shags, the ones down the back were long shags. It was just a normal thing to do if you wanted to keep your hair long but didn't want it in your face. The only ones I don't like are the ones that are shaved in places, then the rest of the hair is bushy, that looks weird. Bono's only true mullet was in the UF days, really just 1984 in the early days of the UF tour into early 1985 when he made the UF video. It had grown out some by Live Aid, and I don't consider that an actual mullet. It did take him awhile to grow it all out into the long JT hair- the Amnesty International tour of 1986 was an example of his 'in between' stage.



True mullet in all its glory:



Oh dear, now I have officially turned this into a PLEBA thread

One more word in defense of the "mullet," joke all you want, I'd much rather see a "mullet" than a crewcut or one of those gelled to the max shaved spike looks going around today. I can't wait until that look finally goes out and then we can all laugh at it!
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Headache's post was brilliant

if we had some sort of Oscars it would win best post
i'd like to thank the accademy, my mom, dad, and most importantly, i'd like to thank joe dirt. thank you joe! this one's for you!!!


maybe someone can find a biblical reference to a mullet... on the 5th day, god created adam's hair, which doth be short in the front, and flowing like the river tigris in the back. and so it was, and it was good.
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im embarrassed to show my friends things like rattle and hum because of that damn mullet
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