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2809, 2016

Chuck Mosley tour update and and Irish radio interview

September 28th, 2016|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Douglas Esper has given us an update on how the Chuck Mosley European tour is progressing. The band played Chester last night and play in the midlands in Cannock tonight.

Hello from Cannock! Chuck, Andy, and I just arrived in town and we are taking advantage of the local ASDA for two free hours of parking. Last night in Chester was a fun gig. Chuck actually read my setlist and played a few chunks of songs like, Sleep by Cement, and Punk Rock Movie by VUA. As a big fan of the song Sleep I hope to see it in the set at some point. The U.K. has been a blast and the people have treated us very well, but a quick note: crowds, please don’t the shy! Sing along! We love it and feed off of it (ask Edinburgh). We have 18 shows on this leg left and we hope to see you at the shows!

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Chuck Mosley interview with Irish radio

Meanwhile, Irish radio station Newstalk continued their series of interviews and features on the We Care a Lot as presenter and seeming uber-fan Joe Donnelly speaks to Chuck about WCAL and early Faith No More .

Listen below:

2805, 2015

SOL INVICTUS REVIEW: Finally a review from Ireland and its a corker – 4/5 from State

May 28th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Sol Invictus reviews|0 Comments

The Irish media with the honorable exception of Metal Ireland has heretofore ignored the  release of Sol Invictus but leading music site State has now posted a lengthy and positive review.

The give the album 4/5 and State state:

“The things is that they’re just unique, no one else really sounds like FNM, and all the Black Sabbath cover versions in the world can’t hide the fact that they can’t help but sound like themselves. Their peculiar chemistry is exactly what I wanted from this record. Sneering, sardonic, loud, hyperactive, unable to stick in any one musical rut. And Patton, he’s still weird, he’s still angry, even if he’s not. He’s still got it. They all do. Thank god.”

The full review is well worth a read.

2205, 2015

CHARTS: Sol Invictus takes number 10 place in official Irish charts

May 22nd, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

The first official chart placing for Faith No More’s album Sol Invictus and it goes in at number 10 in Ireland on the IRMA album charts. It is quite an achievement for the album as there has been literally no promo of the record in  – no interviews, no album reviews, no scheduled concerts.

Faith No More are also number two on the independent albums chart behind Irish act Fight Like Apes.

Public broadcaster RTE reported today: “New on the album chart this week are Irish act Fight Like Apes with their self-titled release, Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers with The Desired Effect, Paul Weller with Saturns Pattern and rap metal pioneers Faith No More with Sol Invictus.” Number one is the latest poster boy for Ireland’s own peculiar genre of faux-country, adopted Irishman Nathan Carter.

Ireland, vote yes.

Full chart

LW TW Title Artist Label W-o-C
1 1 BEAUTIFUL LIFE NATHAN CARTER DECCA 2
2 THE DESIRED EFFECT BRANDON FLOWERS VERTIGO 1
3 FIGHT LIKE APES FIGHT LIKE APES ALCOPOP 1
4 4 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 30
2 5 WILDER MIND MUMFORD & SONS ISLAND 3
3 6 HOZIER HOZIER ISLAND 35
8 7 X ED SHEERAN ASYLUM 48
7 8 COMING UP FOR AIR KODALINE B-UNIQUE 15
9 SATURNS PATTERN PAUL WELLER PARLOPHONE 1
10     SOL INVICTUS FAITH NO MORE RECLAMATION/IPECAC 1

Indie chart

LW TW Title Artist Label W-o-C
1 FIGHT LIKE APES FIGHT LIKE APES ALCOPOP 1
2     SOL INVICTUS FAITH NO MORE RECLAMATION/IPECAC 1
3 AFTER THE SHERRY WENT ROUND ESKIES PAROCHIAL DANCEHALL 1
4 THE COLOUR OF FREEDOM KILKENNYS BEAUMEX 1
5 WHY MAKE SENSE? HOT CHIP DOMINO 1
1 6 DARLING ARITHMETIC VILLAGERS DOMINO 6
4 7 THE VICAR ST. SESSIONS VOL. 1 PAUL BRADY PROPER 4
5 8 CHASING YESTERDAY NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS SOUR MASH 12
3 9 STORIES FROM THE SURFACE HAM SANDWICH ROUTE 109A 5
2 10 HAIRLESS TOYS ROISIN MURPHY PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 2

 

 

2511, 2014

Faith No More at Slane Castle, May 1992 audio – my first FNM gig

November 25th, 2014|Faith No More, Tour dates, Video vault|5 Comments

I’ve been looking for this for a long and time and, as he often goes, Mark Montague has delivered – audio of Faith No More‘s performance at the iconic Slane Castle, Ireland in May, 1992.

It was my first outdoor concert, my first Faith No More concert and only my second ever concert (ahem – Extreme , Point Depot 1991) and one of the greatest days of my life: Faith No More playing with Guns’ N’Roses – my two favourite bands – Kilkenny’s My Little Funhouse in support; a rare scorching Irish summer’s day; just days after my 18th birthday and travelling there and back on a hired bus with a bunch of my home town’s most experienced headbangers, party people and drinkers.

Set list
Caffeine
Death March
The Real Thing
Land of Sunshine
Midlife Crisis
We Care a Lot
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Woodpecker from Mars
Epic
Jizzlobber

Here’s a short report from Irish state broadcaster RTE which gives a flavour of the day.

As I previously recounted here, this was the band’s third Irish gig. They have played six Irish dates in all, most recently in 2009, and are well overdue a return in 2015.

1805, 2012

Faith No More: 20 years on

May 18th, 2012|Faith No More, Video vault|9 Comments

This week marks 20 years since I first saw Faith No More live – when they played with Guns N’ Roses and My Little Funhouse at Ireland’s iconic Slane Castle on 16 May 1992.
Here’s the band mentioning the gig in an interview on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball

2908, 2009

Faith No More in Dublin: a considered negative review

August 29th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

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.

2808, 2009

Faith No More in Dublin videos, set list and more

August 28th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

No reviews in yet but some excellent videos have started to appear on YouTube. Set list and reviews will follow later thoug again they started with Midnight Cowboy and not Reunited.

Stage dive and more

More Eastenders and great singalong

Stripsearch/As the Worm Turns

Set list
(via the Metal Ireland forum below)

  1. Midnight Cowboy
  2. The Real Thing
  3. Land Of Sunshine
  4. Caffeine
  5. Evidence
  6. Suprise! You’re Dead
  7. Last Cup Of Sorrow
  8. Malpractice (Eastenders snippet)
  9. Easy
  10. Midlife Crisis (Eastenders snippet)
  11. Epic
  12. RV
  13. Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
  14. King For A Day
  15. Ashes To Ashes
  16. Just A Man
    Encore:
  17. Chariots Of Fire/ Stripsearch
  18. As The Worm Turns

Reaction
Get some fan reaction at the Metal Ireland forum here.

2808, 2009

Links for a day… (vol. 31) Dublin early reports, Edinburgh reviews and more

August 28th, 2009|Faith No More, Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Roddy wants to live in Dublin. By all reports it was a cracking gig. More later today.
  • Duff McKagan again speaks of his love for The Real Thing.
  • Two more Edinburgh reviews. The List: “Sometimes reunion shows can feel like protracted affairs, you can almost see the dollar signs gleaming in their eyes as petty quarrels and longstanding resentments are held at bay for the length of each gig. Fortunately, on tonight’s showing at least, this is far from the truth in the FNM camp.”
  • The Skinny: “Mike Patton and his men run a tight and very sweaty main set that ticks all the right boxes.”
  • Ticket details for Lima date on 27 October announced on Terra.
  • Mark Bowen from Edinburgh with added band and crowd banter: “Would you give your bus seat up to Bill Gould?”
2608, 2009

Faith No More in Ireland

August 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|29 Comments

We originally published this post in March but in honour of FNM’s return to Ireland tomorrow we again bring you Faith No More 2.0’s look back at Faith No More’s previous gigs in Ireland.

  1. 18 April 1990, Top Hat, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
    I was way too young for this gig at 15  – I do remember some mates heading to this – so information is scarce. Indeed, my only source is blog comment from an Irish Times blog. User Des commented: “The Top Hat I remember seeing Faith No More playing there with New York hardcore band Prong doing support slot back in 1990. FNM came on late so the DJ entertained the crowd for about 1 1/2 hrs playing tunes from the likes of Living Color, Fishbone etc. waiting for them to arrive. By the time FNM finished it was after 11.30 with the last DARTs [public transport] well gone back then leaving everyone in sundry with long walks home on that chilly Tuesday night.”
  2. 19 April 1990, Ulster Hall, Belfast
    FNM went north and over the border for a gig in the iconic and now reopened venue. I’m afraid I’ve no more info than that.
  3. 16 May 1992, Slane Castle
    This one I do remember. My first major gig, my first outdoor gig and a rare sunny and hot day in the Irish summer at the famous venue that has hosted U2, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, REM…In the week of my 18th birthday I travelled the two-hour journey on a coach packed full of friends and fellow fans. Naturally, most were there to see headliners Guns N’Roses but there was no shortage of Faith No More fans too. Local band My Little Funhouse were the openers with FNM on stage around 3.30. It was a sparkling show in the sunshine with an inspired Patton winning over a host of new fans. I don’t remember many details [strangely I do recall finding the ideal way to spend the ensuing two hour wait for Axl to emerge…]. Thankfully I have tracked down some Irish media reaction, if no actual reviews. One year on, the City Tribune previewed their Sunstroke gig with the report: “They blew Guns N’Roses off the stage in the heat at Slane last May.”
  4. 30 November, 1992, Point Depot, Dublin
    I have slightly clearer memories of this gig in what was then the Point Depot [now the O2 something]. Girl grunge group L7 provided the support and enough risqué antics to excite a then 18-year-old. FNM were in their element on the night with Patton flopping around the stage in top form. I spent most of the gig in the mosh pit and recall emerging into an arctic Dublin night and having to ring the sweat out from the shirt I was wearing over my Angel Dust t-shirt. My other abiding memory is of some confused audience-goers actually waving lighters in the air during Easy. Here’s the Teach Me Violence fanzine verdict: “It’s strange, I’ve never watched FNM play from such close quarters before, and it certainly adds a new angle. Musically, the gig isn’t the best, but both the audience and the atmosphere are great. Only sour point are particular bouncers front of stage who are acting like assholes. Even Patton has to have a word with them at one point.” The Sunday Independent later rated it as one of the concerts of the year in Ireland.
    On a sorrier note one young schoolgirl was seriously injured at the gig and successfully sued for compensation some time later.
  5. 27 June, 1993, Dalymount Park, Dublin
    This one seems to have been erased from the official Faith No More gig archive as neither of the usual estimable sources, the Stefan Negele database or the aussiemusicfan Faith No More gig database refer to it. In fact, Faith No More replaced the Red Hot Chili Peppers as headliners at the Sunstroke Festival, with Belly and Sonic Youth in support. [Tragically I missed this gig as I was in the US but was there when RHCP played!. However, I have unearthed the review from The Irish Independent, one of Ireland’s biggest newspapers: “It was not a day for the faint-hearted. If the sizzling heat didn’t get you, then the blistering sonic assault from the stage at Dalymount Park certainly did…Funk metal merchants Faith No More raced on stage shortly after 8.30 and set about some impressive press-ups and other physical jerks. They meant business and they certainly breathed some fiery life into an otherwise disappointing day.”
2608, 2009

Adebisi Shank to support Faith No More in Ireland

August 26th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Local band Adebisi Shank, from Wexford, Ireland, will be the support act for Faith No More’s sold out show in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.

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