Links for a day…(vol. 162). Patton interview, live views and reviews etc

Back to reality after the excitement of the London and Poland shows and the new material.

  • First up in the digest is a rare interview from Mike Patton in which he opens up about the stage and creative experience to Ben Weinman. The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist has just launched a new website, PartySmasherInc.com which defines itself as “a one-stop portal for musicians, photographers, illustrators, fashion designers and industry mavericks of all stripes” featuring artists talking about the DIY spirit.

    And Weinman also pays a touching text tribute to the Faith No More frontman on his site.

    “He is a real person. Not only is he a real person, but he is an amazing person. Mike actually gives me honest advice while also encouraging me to always look out for myself. ..Mike is more than a great musician. He is a great human being.”

    And here’s some footage of the guys in studio together during the Irony is a Dead Scene recording.

    • Back to Faith No More and their recent live return. Here via fnm4ever is a multicam video of Leader of Men/Superhero:
  • Leading indie music magazine Clash featured a knowing review of Faith No More in their Open’er round-up online:”Even playing a dangerously nostalgic set, they blow every young upstart off the stage by a massive margin. Dressed in white and sporting prayer beads, their set is a protrusion of veins, vigour and healthy venom.”

    And
    “Patton’s multi-octave voice has not withered with age. Free from ego, it’s a stand-alone instrument, sharp as a weapon, wielded with the fluidity of a samurai, stealthy and overwhelmingly deadly.”

    • There’s another good review here at The Final World too, which makes some well-merited criticism of the Hyde Park experience:
      “As ever, it is enormous, and organised with the kind of incompetence only the British truly excel at…Hyde Park is a ruthless and cynical money extraction system, designed to separate you from your money, and it is fiercely efficient and ruthless at it.
  • Not quite The Real Thing but UK tribute act Faith No Man play Swansea this Friday.

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Dan Boyle teams up with Faith No More

Here at FNM 2.0, we have always laboured under the misconception that hockey is a game played by posh girls in short skirts, but it seems that a version of the game played on ice is also extremely popular especially in north American. And star of the sport Dan Boyle, joined Faith No More on their 4-5 July jaunt to London and Poland.

The defenceman was a big free-agency mover last week and even allowed Faith No More to announce his move to the New York Rangers on the band’s new Twitter page.

And ESPN reported: “The veteran blueliner is in England this week, hanging out with his favorite band, Faith No More, who are on tour. “Yes, I planned this a LONG time ago,” Boyle told ESPN.com via text message Wednesday. “My summer workouts have a one-week transition period that allows me to rest and recover [for seven days], so I took advantage and came with them for a couple of shows. Back on Sunday.”

Boyle was formerly with the San Jose Sharks, favourite team of Faith No More singer Mike Patton. ESPN reported: “A source confirmed to ESPN.com that the Rangers signed Boyle to a two-year, $9 million contract, which also includes a no-move clause. The 37-year-old Boyle, a long-time member of the San Jose Sharks, was one of the most coveted defensemen to hit the market when free agency opened.”

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Faith No More’s new songs: Superhero, Motherf*cker, Matador lyrics and video


Faith No More
‘s return to the stage after two years in London and Poland on Friday and Saturday could not have been more exciting for fans of the band. FNM premiered two new songs, giving their strongest hint yet that they are working on new material and bring the prospect of a first album since 1997′s Album of the Year tantalisingly closer.

The band, who previously teased new song Matador in late 2011, played Superhero and Motherfucker and both shows on their mini-European tour.

Both new tracks feature delicate melodies, prominent keyboards and multiple vocals, with Roddy taking most of the vocal duties on Motherfucker. Since the songs aired, fans have noticed Peeping Tom influences, the call-and-response nature of the Superhero evoking their pre-Patton work and have attempted to decipher the lyrics.

Here is our attempt to transcript some of the lyrics, along with the best of the videos of the songs. Please free to add your own versions in Comments.

Motherfucker

Force fed more than we eat in the wild
Raised on a mash that can suffocate a child
Goaded, promoted in a ??? pocket style
Munching in the field while we’re choking on the bile
Corner the the muck of the geese without phones
Hushing down the public on a street without a home
……………………………………
Get the mother fucker on the phone
(repeat)

Hello Motherfucker
My lover
You had it coming
Get the motherfucker on the phone
Set aside the scruples and the strategies and the strain

A smallpox- laden blanket with invisible stains
Inoculated bastards but infects your brain

Just take me as a whole
This… has a hole
You took the second set from a calculator? phones
It was a ruse, a trick so I could phone
The truth is that ???? stones

Get the mother fucker on the phone (repeat)
Hello Motherfucker
My lover
You had it coming

Superhero

Go Go Go Go….

There’s something wrong
Hiding in a cave…

Leader of men
Leader of men
Locked in your cage
Will you be one of them?

?????

Superhero
Superhero

Leader of men
It’s all in your head
It’s all in your head
Sweet memories
Washing away

 

And here for the sake of completion is the band playing Matador again at Open’er on Saturday:

When lonesome came over me
A future shadow
Her ghost stood there, sang to me
Farewell, so long

I’ll awake you
From this living sleep
We’ll walk the shore
Where you were born
And bedded me

Although I cheat for the things
March forward, my son
A battle beyond frozen hills
Only for doubters

We will rise from the killing floor
Like a matador

The stained glass
A bovine ass
Can see right through
Every truth-soaked lie

Letters will trace every step
Out of this world
With every date, every date

We will be where you will be no more
No more

The stained glass
Or the hangman’s ass
Would serve you well
Now we’re comin’ back

Out of the words
Of these ghosts
We’ll jump the gates
And left to rise, we will rise

We will rise from the killing floor
Like a matador

And the dead live
May the dead live
And the dead live
What more can we give?

May the dead live
May the dead live
And the dead live
The dead live…

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Update: Video as Faith No More play new songs at Poland Open’er show

Update: Faith No More played three unreleased songs as they finished their mini-European tour at the Open’er Festival in Poland.

Contrary to earlier reports, the band did not play any previously unheard songs but gave second airings to Leader of Men/Superhero and Motherfucker – first played on 4 July in London - as well as Matador, which they first played in November 2011.

The unidentified songs previously reported as new material were in fact Spirit and The Crab Song.

Here is video of Matador from the festival:

And here is Leader of Men/Superhero

The Crab Song

Spirit

Everything’s Ruined

Midlife Crisis

Cuckoo for Caca/ Easy

Setlist
(via setlist.fm)
The Real Thing
From Out of Nowhere
Epic
Digging the Grave
The Crab Song
Everything’s Ruined
Cuckoo for Caca
Easy
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Midlife Crisis
Motherfucker (new song)
Last Cup of Sorrow
Spirit
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Leader of Men /Superhero

Encore:
Falling to Pieces
Matador
We Care a Lot

More to to follow…

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Faith No More at Hyde Park: full show including two new songs in HD

Courtesy of the fine work of @joepagejr here is a playlist of all of the Faith No More show at Hyde Park on 4 July including those two enticing and beguiling new songs.

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Faith No More at Open’er Poland today

Faith No More play the second half of their weekend tour tonight when they headline Poland Open’er Festival.

The boys are on stage at 2215 CET and some shows from the festival are being streamed so we’ll be keeping an eye on the festival site.
Open’er

Update
There will be no live stream unfortunately

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The third coming: Faith No More at Hyde Park videos, reviews and setlist

The lowdown:
Faith No More returned to the stage after 103-week hiatus and played a storming set of thunderous hits, less-played favourites and, most importantly, two new songs. The third coming is upon us ,making the band’s sacerdotal garb on stage entirely apt. Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice.

Reviews:
Metro, the popular London free paper, went big with their review.
“Legendary Californian hard rock outfit Faith No More played a blasphemous late afternoon set in London’s Hyde Park and premiered two brand new songs – their first together in well over a decade. The band from San Francisco, California were playing their first UK show in two years, playing support to Black Sabbath at Barclaycard’s British Summer Time Festival, and took the opportunity to parody the clergy in clerical collars.”

Elsewhere, there was some specialist press coverage of the two new songs.
Consequence of Sound
Blabbermouth

Videos
First up the two videos I posted earlier.

New song 1

New song 2

Some better footage of the second song and the whole encore below

Better quality new song and We Care a Lot

Zombie Eaters in excellent quality

From Out of Nowhere

Midlife Crisis

Epic

Some moshpit action

Photos
(rights reserved)

Fr Mike Patton (c) Getty Images and Metro

Set list

Zombie Eaters
From Out of Nowhere
Epic
Caffeine
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Midlife Crisis
Everything’s Ruined
Cuckoo for Caca
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
New song / Leader of Men / Superhero

New song 2 / Motherfucker
We Care a Lot

 

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Faith No More new songs video

Faith No More played two new songs at their BST Hyde Park appearance.

They performed first song which could be titled Go Go Go or Superhero as the last track in their regular set before kicking off their encore with Motherfucker.

New song 1

New song 2

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Faith No More unveil two new songs at Hyde Park

Faith No More returned to the stage after 2 years hiatus and treated the 50,000 crowd to two new songs.
We’ll have some phone video later today.
They also played the rarely played Zombie Eaters and Everything’s Ruined.
The band took to the stage all wearing black Catholic priest garb.

Set list
Zombie Eaters
From Out of Nowhere
Epic
Caffeine
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Midlife Crisis
Everything’s Ruined
Cuckoo for Caca
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
New song

New song 2
We Care a Lot

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Seven questions ahead of Faith No More at Hyde Park

1 – What time will Faith No More be on stage?
Faith No More will take to the stage at 5.15 according to the BST Barclaycard festival app. And a 75-minute set is more than we could reasonably expect given the strict Hyde Park curfew and the fact that Soundgarden and Black Sabbath play afterwards.
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2 – Are tickets really on sale for £2.50?
Some reduced-price tickets for workers at the event were inadvertently put on sale to the general public last week due to the leak of a link. But that loophole has now been closed.

3 – Will there be new music?
This is a hard one to call. Faith No More will be playing a limited set, playing their first concert in 2 years, playing third on the bill, playing in the early evening sun so it would not seem the most apposite time to unveil new music. But then again in the Faith No More universe, what better time?

4 – Will they play this?

5 – Or will we see some of this?
Sabbath usually play War Pigs as the first song of their set so we might even get an FNM-Sabbath mash-up. (Is James Hetfield still in England or off hunting bears?

6 – Will we seem some stage-sharing like this?
When Faith No More and Soundgarden shared the bill at the L’Amour club back in March 1990, they literally shared the stage as Faith No More finished their set.

7 – Are tickets still on sale?
Yes. And you can get them here.
Oh – and as asked by fernetpunker in Comments – there is no livestreaming of the festival unfortunately.

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