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July 7th, 2005

Who Really Is The Fly? @ 12:12 am

sabneraznik:
I'm currently feelin: contemplative contemplative
I'm currently hearin: U2- One/Unchained Melody- Live 8

I know this is far-fetched, but so my mind works.

I was watching "INXS-What You Need: the Video Hits Collection" and came across the vid for "Suicide Blonde". Did any one else notice that Micheal Hutchence's jacket in it is uncannily similar to The Fly's? Could it be that The Fly is Hutch or an exaggeration of Hutch?

Consider: it is well known that the two bands admired each other's work. They often praised each other to the press. They ran more or less in the same circles. Bono has written other songs directly described by him as tributes to Micheal Hutchence- including "Stuck in a Moment (You Can'y Get Out Of" and he regularly dedicates "Gone" to Hutch when it is played live. They were collegues, they were friends. And Bono continues to write about different angles on The Fly. Up to and including "Love And Peace Or Else" (or was it "Yahweh"? Here my memory fails me. it was the one he concisely explained as "The Fly goes to church."). Could it be that The Fly was a covert take on Hutch while he was living, and was continued after his suicide as Bono struggles still to come to grips with the loss?

What do you think?
 
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From:corianderstem
Date:July 7th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
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Honestly? I think it's just a coincidence of shiny leather jackets. ;-)
From:sabneraznik
Date:July 7th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
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maybe....
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From:ifyoudont
Date:July 7th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)
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i didn't know "stuck in a moment" was a tribute to hutchence.
i love learning.
From:sabneraznik
Date:July 7th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
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me too. ;)
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From:sapphires13
Date:July 7th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
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It's the arguement Bono never got to have with him, basically telling him not to do it.

Bono quotes on the subject:

"That song is an argument. It's a row between mates. You're kind of trying to slap somebody around the face, trying to wake them up out of an idea. In my case it's a row."

"I felt the biggest respect I could pay him was not to write some stupid soppy fucking song, so I wrote a really tough, nasty little number. Sort of, you know, slapping him around the head. And I'm sorry, but that's how it came out for me."

Quotes taken from here
From:sabneraznik
Date:July 7th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Yes, i read that about stuck in a moment too. I'm talking about the Fly, tho. What do you think? an exaggerated take on Hutch?
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From:scaryrich
Date:July 7th, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
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i always thought the fly was a sort of exaggeration of hutchence's looks
From:sabneraznik
Date:July 7th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Yay, so maybe I'n not way off base here!
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From:sapphires13
Date:July 7th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
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Slightly off-topic and mostly random, but I've always wondered where I could get a hold of a silver "SEX" pin like the one Michael wears on his jacket in the Need You Tonight video. I love that thing!
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From:_serendipity
Date:July 7th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC)
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someone here has got to know the quote.... I'm trying to remember it, but can't.

Bono said something about how The Fly was a mix of many rock stars -- something about Elvis's leather jacket, Jim Morrison's pants...

something...something....

Someone here's gotta know!

But anyway -- I would say that according to that quote (whatever it is, lol) there's a very good chance that Bono put a little of Michael into The Fly as well.
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From:sabneraznik
Date:July 7th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
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oh, ok. I just was thinking of the lyrics to Fly, etc. all seemed to fit Hutch's struggles.
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From:_serendipity
Date:July 7th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
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thank you! i knew someone had to know it :)

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