It’s been a few years since we’ve enjoyed what Faith No More brings to the live stage and one can only hope that this news alert will lead to some stateside gigs. Check it out down below and know that I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Faith No More return to the road next Summer, announcing what will be the band’s first European performances in five years: Hellfest (June 20), Sunstroke (June 13) and Tons of Rock (June 26), with more European festival performances to be announced soon.
“Five years, four colonoscopies, two root canals and a handful of prostate exams tell us that it’s time to carpe diem our asses back to Europe asap,” said the band, collectively.
Artist: Faith No More Venue: Webster Hall (New York, NY) Opener: Les Butcherettes Date: 5/14/2015 Label: Ipecac Records
Before getting into this report I wanted to cite some recollections that I had about the band Faith No More in my own musically interested life. The first and probably most important recollection is that the very first time that I heard them was on one of those local radio programs that used to be a lot more prevalent back in the day. There was a show on the WNYE airwaves that was stationed down in Brooklyn Heights near where I was going to college and on the program “Metal In Your Face”, the show host “Rebel” used to play all kinds of awesome stuff that was often ahead of the conventional Heavy Rock and Metal listener’s normal channels. It was there that I got my first copy of “The Real Thing” based on a friendship I had built with the host and this was on cassette since CD’s were not really often stuff that was given away. These were also the days when vinyl still ruled the roost. I played this cassette to death and when the band announced a show at the once legendary L’Amour club I knew I had to get myself in there. I remember that a friend and I had just enough money for the ticket and car service or the ticket and some beers. We would opt for the ticket and a case of beers and a lengthy walk to the club. Needless to say we arrived feeling no pain but recalling a very excellent performance by a still new to our side of the ocean Faith No More whose album was still rather new as well. Good times. Continue reading Faith No More @ Webster Hall (5/14/2015)→
Artist: Faith No More Title: “You Fat B**tards” & “Who Cares A Lot” Label: Rhino Records Release Date: 5/23/2006 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 8/10
Faith No More was a breath of fresh air from the Hair Metal that had gotten out of hand during the tail end of the 80’s. They were also a band that seemed far more ahead of its time from the coming Grunge movement that would follow soon after. Mixing Hard Rock with Rap and Funk styling to a positive effect along with tasty melodies Faith No More quickly found themselves on both mainstream radio catering to Rock as well as the popular still showing videos MTV. Musically it was a very different time and the people who clamored for some level of difference found themselves enjoying what Faith No More was bringing to the table. Yet despite all this attention others would miss the point entirely. It was a very intense form of Rock, and when the group released “The Real Thing” they showed that boundaries could be crossed with some level of success and be done well. The double feature DVD release of “You Fat Bastards, Live At The Brixton Academy” is the perfect addition for your music collection for not only do you get a great concert performance, but you are also treated to a second DVD that collects all the bands videos. Older fans will remember a few of them, especially “Epic” with the struggling fish out of water at the end which caused quite a stir in the world of animal activism. Lead singer Mike Patton is also a character and fun to watch during most of these video segments. The films are interlaced with footage culled from the times of the release which works very well and probably would never have been seen again if not used in this fashion. The title of this DVD is “Who Cares A Lot? The Greatest Videos”. Continue reading “You Fat B**tards” & “Who Cares A Lot” by Faith No More→