- Finally, managed to find a report of Billy Gould speaking at the Heineken Music Conference in Tel-Aviv from the Jerusalem Post. Sample quote: “Labels used to be in it for the long term with an artist – they’d get signed to a development deal, and the label wouldn’t mind if the first record didn’t sell. The idea was to build a following, and by the third album, you’d begin to see the results of your labor,” he said. “There’s no way that would happen today. If you’re not a hit, you’re gone.”
- The tour posters from the second leg of The Second Coming tour are now on sale at Secret Serpents.
- Here’s a generally positive Rock en Seine review from ClickMusic.
- And a glowing review in French from MusicPlease here and another from Telerama here.
- Chuck Mosley interview from the Charlotte Indie Music Examiner.
Lady Gaga has again professed here love for Faith No More, in an interview with MTV. Quote: “I love Faith No More! Their song ‘Epic’ was my burlesque number at the bar I used to work at! I used to fog myself and dance to it,” she recalled. “When I found out they did ‘Poker Face,’ I was like, ‘Sh–!’ ”
Faith No More have announced a fourth Brazil date for this November. From Billy on Twitter: “Another Brazil date added: Sunday November 8, Belo Horizonte Chevrolet Hall”.
Faith No More Brazil dates are now as follows:
Faith No More played the final date of the European leg of the Second Coming tour last night in Tel Aviv.
(thanks to dror n)
2. From Out Of Nowhere
3. Be Aggressive
6. Surprise! You re Dead
7. Last Cup Of Sorrow
8. Cuckoo for caca
10. Midlife Crisis
12. I Started A Joke
13. Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
14. King For A Day
15. Ashes To Ashes
16. Just A Man
17. Midnight Cowboy
18. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch /
19. We Care a Lot
Faith No More play the last leg of their European tour at the Heineken Music Conference in Tel-Aviv (for the purposes of this tour Tel-Aviv is in Europe!). Here is the official site in Hebrew and here is a preview piece with some logistical details from Israeli’ newspaper Haaretz.
UPDATE: The same newspaper has just published an opinion piece on whether gig-goers should go to Faith No More or Madonna tonight. Sample quote: “So with all due respect to Madonna, if you have your mind set on seeing a real show with serious musicians, a singer with soul, and music with a message that will stay with you long after the huge video screens come down, I think you know where you have to go.”
Finally some decent video from Leeds.
and Midlife Crisis
Nice Ashes to Ashes
Some very nice pics here on Flickr from andycook.
(via dave van damm and tbeest)
- Midnight Cowboy
- From Out Of Nowhere
- Surprise! You re Dead
- Last Cup Of Sorrow
- Malpractice (with Eastenders theme)
- Midlife Crisis (with Eastenders theme)
- I Started A Joke
- Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
- King For A Day
- Ashes To Ashes
- Just A Man
For once I’m going to chuck in my own videos here.
Caffeine has been my favourite FNM song for a long time for no more than the bizarre the fact that no matter what I was humming I would always end up singing it (very, very badly) in the shower. And Evidence…I used to hum that too..but until very recently I’d sing “Oh baby I justify” instead of testify. Shame it’s not in French but the Italian version is the ultimate language version of this song as Patton annunciates every syllable in a language he’s loved and hated in.
Oh and Just a Man. Unfortunately the best part of this song came after my battery ran out when Patton challenged the audience to hold the note contest. Guess who won. “Don’t fuckin’ fuck with me”
Naturally meemalee has some vids here.
I’m on a very slow connection here so have not been able to upload my own videos yet. Until then here is Midlife Crisis from the ‘Tube and and the set list. Was a very good show if a little lacking the intensity of some other dates I’ve seen. Nice venue and a nice festival and its a shame they keep getting big cancellations after Amy Winehouse last year and les freres Gallagher on Friday night.
- From Out of Nowhere
- Be Aggressive
- Surprise! You’re Dead!
- Last Cup of Sorrow
- Cuckoo for Caca
- Midlife Crisis
- I Started a Joke
- The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
- King for a Day
- Ashes to Ashes
- Just a Man
- Midnight Cowboy
- Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
- We Care a Lot
From Virgin Radio here.
Dublin’s online music bible State Magazine gives a considered but overall negative review of the band’s appearance at the Olympia in Dublin in Thursday. Sample quote: “You can’t deny the power of the performances here but the band’s self-indulgent side was tiresome first time around and even this euphoric atmosphere can’t disguise the fact that this still holds. It’s a point hammered home when they launch into ‘Midlife Crisis’ and ‘Epic’, both of which are simply sublime.”
Personally I can see the point the author – Phil Udell, who I heard explaining his viewpoint more as a frustrated fan than a media mischief maker on Dublin’s Phantom 105.2 FM yesterday – is making. But I think that rather than being tiresome, Faith No More’s refusal to do anything except on their own terms and in their own way is an essential part of their appeal. And it would have been a betrayal of their very essence if they did peddle a package of greatest hits live rather than seeking to evolve from where they left off.