"The Return of the Fly" (1996)

Demo Song

Background Information

“The Return of the Fly” was a song developed for 1997’s Pop album.

In an interview with Florian Brugger, Bono spoke about the gestation of “Mofo”:

Florian Brugger: During the recording for Achtung Baby you developed slowly The Fly. Did you develop any alter ego this time?

Bono: I tried not to, but I might have failed. I actually want to make quite a personal record. I tried to avoid any persona on the record. The song “Mofo” was first called “The Return Of The Fly,” like a B-movie and then it became the heaviest song maybe we ever written, I feel like my whole life is in that one tune. After work I might have developed a few personas.

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