Mofo" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track on their 1997 album Pop and was released as the album's final single on 8 December 1997. The song was partially written about lead vocalist Bono's mother, who died when he was 14 years old. Other songs which Bono wrote about his mother include "Lemon", "I Will Follow", "Iris (Hold Me Close)" and "Tomorrow".
MOFO originally had the working title MFRR and is slang for 'motherfucker'. The lyrics also contain several literary references including 'lookin' for to fill that God-shaped hole' from Salman Rushdie and 'Still lookin' for the face I had before the world was made' by William Butler Yeats. MOFO was performed live for the first time during the PopMart tour opener in Las Vegas on April 25, 1997. The performance of MOFO in Capetown, South Africa was featured in Phil Joanou's 1999 film Entropy.
Lookin' for to save my, save my soul Lookin' in the places where no flowers grow Lookin' for to fill that God-shaped hole Mother, mother-suckin' rock an'roll. Holy dunc, space junk comin' in for the splash White dopes on punk staring into the flash Lookin' for the baby Jesus under the trash Mother, mother-suckin' rock an' roll Mother.
Artist: U2. Album: Pop, 1997 .
Bitrate (quality): 192256320. mp3. 1. Mofo (Phunk Phorce Mix). 2. Mofo (Mother'S Mix).
This song is by U2 and appears on the album Pop (1997). Lookin' for to save my, save my soulLookin' in the places where no flowers growLookin' for to fill that God shaped holeMother, mother sucking rock and roll. Holy dunc, spacejunk comin' in for the splashWhite dopes on punk staring into the flashLookin' for the baby Jesus under the trashMother mother suckin' rock and roll (mother)Mother (scat singing) rock and roll (mother). Mother, MotherMother, Mother, Mother.
Mofo was released simultaneously with the If God Will Send His Angels single, with similar artwork, making it something of a part 2 of that release. As the sixth track released from Pop, it gives that album the distinction, at least as of this writing, of being the U2 album to spawn the most singles. The song Mofo first took shape with the working title MFRR. The single was released commercially on December 9 in the UK and Europe, and the following day in Canada. Unlike the previous Pop singles, no commercial CD was released in the US for Mofo
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram International Music B.V.
- Copyright (c) – PolyGram International Music B.V.
- Licensed To – Island Records Ltd.
NotesMusic by U2. Lyrics by Bono & The Edge. Produced by Flood. Recorded by Mark "Spike" Stent. Assisted by Rob Kirwan.
Mixed by Alan Moulder, Howie B, Steve Osborne, Mark "Spike" Stent. Assisted by Rob Kirwan. Keybords: Steeve Osborne.
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, New York, Post-production and Supervision by Cheryl Engels/Partial Production Inc.
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2 DEC. MEXICO CITY, AUTODROME.
3 DEC. MEXICO CITY, AUTODROME.
P 1997 Polygram International Music BV
C 1997 Polygram International Music BV
The Copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by
Polygram International Music BV and is exclusively licensed to Island Records Ltd in the UK
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: MOFOCD1 10490381 01 &
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L134
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 0470
- Other: MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
|CIDX 684, 572191-2||U2||Mofo Remixes (CD, Single)||Island Records, Island Records||CIDX 684, 572191-2||UK & Europe||1997|
|12 IS 684, 572 203-1||U2||MOFO (Remixes By Matthew Roberts, Roni Size & Romin) (12")||Island Records, Island Records||12 IS 684, 572 203-1||UK||1997|
|314 572 191-2||U2||Mofo Remixes (CD, Maxi)||Island Records||314 572 191-2||Canada||1997|
|CIDX 684, 572191-2||U2||Mofo Remixes (CD, Single, RP)||Island Records, Island Records||CIDX 684, 572191-2||Europe||Unknown|
|PR12-7822-1, PR12 7822-1||U2||MoFo / If God Will Send His Angels (12", Promo)||Island Records, Island Records||PR12-7822-1, PR12 7822-1||US||1997|