Mofo (song)

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"Mofo"
CD single cover
Single by U2
from the album Pop
Released 8 December 1997
Format 12-inch, CD single
Genre Alternative rock, techno
Length 5:46
Label Island
Producer(s) Flood
U2 singles chronology
"Please"
(1997)
"Mofo"
(1997)

"If God Will Send His Angels"
(1997)

"Sweetest Thing"
(1998)

"Mofo" is a song by U2. It is the third track on the band's 1997 album Pop and it was released as the album's final single on 8 December 1997. The song was partially written about Bono's mother, whom he lost at the age of fourteen. Other songs which Bono wrote about his mother include "Lemon," "I Will Follow," "Iris (Hold Me Close)" and "Tomorrow." Andrew Unterberger of Stylus Magazine considers the song to be "the only legitimate evidence" of U2's supposed dance-orientated direction on the album.[1]

"Mofo" opened every concert from the 1997-1998 PopMart Tour. Although the studio version released on the album was more techno-oriented, live performances had an increased rock arrangement. It appears in the concert film PopMart: Live from Mexico City and also on Hasta la Vista Baby!, a live album from the same show.

British electronica band Underworld also recorded a remix that was never released.[2]

Track listings[edit]

CD release[edit]

All lyrics written by Bono and The Edge, all music composed by U2.

No. Title Remixed by Length
1. "Mofo" (Phunk Phorce mix) Matthew Roberts 8:43
2. "Mofo" (Mother's mix) Roni Size 8:56
3. "If God Will Send His Angels" (Grand Jury mix) Gerald Baillergeau (aka Big Yam) and Victor Merritt (aka Vino) 5:40

12-inch release[edit]

All lyrics written by Bono and The Edge, all music composed by U2.

Side A
No. Title Remixed by Length
1. "Mofo" (Phunk Phorce mix) Matthew Roberts 8:43
2. "Mofo" (Black Hole dub) Matthew Roberts 6:45
Side AA
No. Title Remixed by Length
1. "Mofo" (Mother's mix) Roni Size 8:56
2. "Mofo" (House Flavour mix) Roni Size 7:16
3. "Mofo" (Romin mix) Johnny Moy 5:50

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