• A great find by Firsa this from Rock Cellar magazine, an interview with producer Steve Berlin in which he gives an insightful account of his time with Faith No More while co-producing Introduce Yourself:
  • He says: “I remember back then hearing the beginnings of what was to be Epic, their big hit. They had this odd sense of gestation. A song had to be burned in for a year before we could record it. So they were not at all open to the idea of, “Hey, that’s a cool song — let’s just use it!” Everything they did had to be battle-tested, they were just so adamant about everything being just tight beyond anything rational. Certainly in the ’80s, where tightness really wasn’t in the game for a lot of people. They wanted everything to be just rock solid. I’m talking mind-numbingly solid and tight, which I very much appreciated. It was a healthy attitude they had, I think. They’re very serious about their music and they were incredibly ahead of their time…”
  • As Firsa mentions, this perfectionism in their music should be borne in mind when we speculate on new songs and potential new material.
  • We should really have focussed more on this at the time but a) I missed this happening live and b) there was a lot of other stuff happening here at the time. But here’s a good video of Mike Patton joining support act Guano Padano at the Hammersmith Apollo show:
  • Here is the official video for the song:
  • You can pick up the record here 
  • Tweet of the Day. If anyone can get their hands on Kerrang an send me the review, please do so as I can’t get it in Switzerland.
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  • Official Brixton Academy photos of the Faith No More gig on 10 July.
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  • Hammersmith and Brixton gig official posters are still on sale at the Secret Serpents store.