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Why did MacPhisto sing Lemon?
« on: May 11, 2018, 06:57:08 AM »
For him to sing Desire and Daddy's Gonna Pay make obvious sense. I get With or Without You, too.

But a song longing for his mother? Why MacPhisto?

While I'm on the subject, why Ultraviolet too? I always heard this as God's light and love, so why would MacPhisto sing it?



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Re: Why did MacPhisto sing Lemon?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 10:41:35 AM »
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Re: Why did MacPhisto sing Lemon?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 10:05:48 PM »
Hmmm...I think Satan longs for God's love, too, but only under his own terms.  But what do I know?

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Re: Why did MacPhisto sing Lemon?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 10:31:47 PM »
Because the whole vampy, glam rock MacPhisto tone worked well for the vibe of the song live?

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Re: Why did MacPhisto sing Lemon?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 12:02:01 AM »
He also starred in the Lemon video.

I've never given it much thought, although during Zooropa Bono stayed in costume but not so much in character after the first 2 or 3 songs.

Did he take off the horns (but on with the show) before or after Lemon?

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Re: Why did MacPhisto sing Lemon?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 04:15:00 AM »
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Did he take off the horns (but on with the show) before or after Lemon?
Neither, it was part way through the song (at least in Sydney) - after one of the midnight is where the day begins bits and before the man makes a picture / a moving picture verse