Monthly Archives: May 2010

3105, 2010

Links for a day…(vol. 61)

May 31st, 2010|Links for a day, Uncategorized|17 Comments

  • Apologies for the lack of updates; very busy at the minute but here goes with some overdue news.
    Spotted this t-shirt in a bar in Geneva at the weekend. The guy wearing it did not know that these were Faith No More lyrics; he said he had heard them played when he had been watching wrestling on TV.
  • Mike P was on the Triple J radio station in Australia this morning. Stubbadub has all the news here. And you can listen to the interview.
  • Also in Australia, Mike gave a great interview to Vine magazine last week. Also good to see a journo doing his research and that certainly gets the best out of Mike. Sample quote: “[On Mondo Cane’s chart success] That was a real surprise, and I’ve had quite the hearty belly laugh over it. I’m proud. It’s funny, it’s a nice achievement but it also just proves that you never know. And the world is an absurd place.”
  • Mike and Mondo Cane will be playing in the UK after all with an appearance at the Big Chill festival on 5-8 August in Herefordshire.
  • The poster for the Faith No More’s Williamsburg Waterfront show on 2 July  – by Tara McPherson – has been revealed:

    As usual, the poster will go on sale at Secret Serpents – from 3 July.
  • The death of the iconic Dennis Hopper reminded me of this: Mike Patton’s acting debut in Firecracker, which was originally slated to feature the Easy Rider star.
1705, 2010

More early Faith No More footage

May 17th, 2010|Video vault|17 Comments

DIGGINITUP now has five videos from that 1983 San Francisco show up on YouTube. Here goes:

1705, 2010

Very early Faith No Man footage

May 17th, 2010|Video vault|33 Comments

A very young Billy and a undreadlocked baby-faced Puffy along with Wade Worthington and Mike The Man Morris from 1983.
(Cheers to Mike Bolger for alerting to me to this in Comments and to vithovenstyle for posting to the Tube)

Strange how the FNM signature rhythm sound is very much evident here; actually overwhelming the rest of the music.

1105, 2010

Links for a day…(vol. 60)

May 11th, 2010|Faith No More, Links for a day|41 Comments

  • Mike Patton continues to do the media rounds to promote Mondo Cane and he has given a lengthy and revealing interview with the Cast in Metal podcast on MTV. Mike mentions that he is writing a new Fantomas album, that he has received music for a new Tomahawk release from Duane Denison, that a new Lovage is ready and may sometime see the light of day and that he is seeking collaborators for a new Peeping Tom disc which will sound very different form the debut. From a purely Faith No More perspective Mike again pours cold water on the prospect of an imminent new record but does offer some home by saying that it is “not out of the question”. The interview is well worth 27 minutes and 21 seconds of your time.
  • A quirky but interesting examination of Faith No More lyrics as the inner workings of the Joker’s mind from Pop Matters: “In a feat worthy of the Clown Prince of Crime, Faith No More somehow managed to encapsulate the fractured, subversive purpose of Heath Ledger’s Joker 16 years before Ledger’s Joker came into being.”
  • Faith No More’s current incarnation on British TV (All hail King Cameron!) in 1997. Not sure if we have shown this before but here goes in any case:
  • And once especially for David Cameron for the day that is in it:
705, 2010

Three new Mike Patton interviews

May 7th, 2010|News|24 Comments

Apoligies for the lack of updates this week. Malware, recovering from a stag weekend, recovering from possibly related throat infection, helping my two new rabbits recover from spays, writing and editing a 48-page soccer magazine, wedding planning and the day job have kept me away from my beloved blog, though I see the comments have been ticking over nicely with the ongoing will they or won’t they debate. Thanks again for keeping the discussion lively and informative.

To the matter at hand. With Mondo Cane – which I’m really enjoying – having hit the stores this week, Mike Patton has been all over the place giving some great interviews.
Ket’s take three of the best one by one. First up, the always engaging The Quietus. This is a real warm bath of an article; you can skim read it but to get the best of it take some time and wallow in the brilliant writing that gets to the real Patton (even if some passages would keep the editors of Private Eye’s pseuds corner busy) and enjoy Mike’s replies.
Sample quote: “Epic’ made a star of Patton, and his years fronting FNM, a decade of his life he has always spoken highly of in interviews, grew him a cult following that have followed him through countless more arcane records since. In a sense, baiting and teasing that audience became a part of his project, even a motivating factor. “I’ve certainly done things like that in the past,” he says, “in some of the earlier bands – and it wasn’t just me! We would make musical choices like, oh yeah, this’ll really fuck ’em up!” One side effect of which has been that even his most serious and avant garde work has faced accusations of piss-taking, to which Patton’s response is typically sanguine: “You can only cry wolf so many times.”

Spin offered us a revealing if more conventional interview. Sample quote: “[Spin] Speaking of Faith No More, are you and the other members surprised by the enthusiastic response to your recent reunion? Are you creatively satisfied to just revisit the older material or is there the possibility of recording a new album?
[Patton] We have been very surprised by the strong reaction. We were told to expect it, but it goes beyond what we expected. It has been cool playing with the guys again. We don’t really have future plans. As you might expect, I’m more focused on presenting Mondo Cane to as many people as I can. As always, though, I’m very grateful for the continued support.”

Finally a piece from the Sensationalist magazine I found via Patton Archivo on Twitter. Sample quote: “Normal people — quote unquote — people that have a life where they have two or three kids, and a 9-to-5 job, [and] a few hobbies, are way busier than me. Trust me!”

So what have we learned?
That Spin quote is the only mention of Faith No More in either of the three interviews., However, The Quietus piece mentions a new film score (The Solitude of Prime Numbers – which coincidentally I’m in the middle of reading right now) and Laborintus II . In Sentamentalist Mike mentions the movie score again and a previously rumoured new band “Nevermen with Tunde from TV on the Radio, and Doseone” – a vocal trio and a release before the end of the year – as well as a second Peeping Tom record and another Fantomas record. “Those are the next things on my docket.”
And Faith No More? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

305, 2010

New Faith No More video interview; Mike says no to new record

May 3rd, 2010|News|51 Comments

Dunlop TV have posted a video interview with Billy and Jon. Its a good chat including some quite technical equipment talk but the old elephant in the room of the new record is again raised:

I finally got around to checking out this interview in Metromix posted by Firsa in comments. The killer quote:
“So, new material?
Nope! Not now. Maybe never, either.”

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