PopMatters have chosen Epic as the number 1 in their 10 Best Alternative Metal Singles of the 1990s list.
This is what they had to say:
“Although The Real Thing was issued in 1989, “Epic” narrowly makes this list by virtue of being released in January 1990. Which might be a little unfair to all the other ranking songs, as Faith No More’s crossover pop hit more than lives up to its title. This Frankenstein’s Monster of funk, metal, alt-rock, and hip-hop is far more than the sum of its parts, and it introduced the world to singer Mike Patton, one of rock’s most talented and versatile vocalists. Patton’s rap flow might sound stilted to modern ears, but “Epic” overcomes its dated sonic signifiers by virtue of the effective realization of its ambition. It’s especially noteworthy that while the nu metal generation was effusive in its praise of the San Francisco, California group, few of them attempted anything as audacious as this track.”
Cheers Erik for the tip.
Meanwhile, Faith No More’s Mike Patton features at number 48 in Greatest Rock Stars list in the latest edition of Kerrang magazine. Lots of people i don’t know are higher in the list including the number one Jason Aalon Butler. Full list here.