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Faith No More back in the (former) USSR

June 29, 2009

UPDATE: First video (from the very back of a packed venue) from the gig below

(PS That’s Popcorn again from around 3.20 or so)

Faith No More poster by Adam Jones

Faith No More poster by Adam Jones

Faith No More play the B1 Maximum club in Moscow tonight as the Second Coming tour moves east. The gig has certainly garnered plenty of pre-show publicity.

The Infox agency has a very lengthy preview and career retrospective. The article recycles an old quote from Axl Rose calling Mike Patton “the best voice in America” and has this poetic description of  King for a Day..: “Adult and mysterious, baleful and mystical, beautiful and unrestrainedly despising the tastes of the crowd – it failed to sell in the United States and Europe, despite the rave reviews of the reviewers.”

Kommersant also has a detailed preview. In it FNM are termed “one of the most popular and possibly the best heavy group of the past 20 years” while the reunion is termed “one of the major musical events of the year”. also have a lengthy preview which opens by describing Faith No More as the “most influential group of the 1990s”. The revival is also labelled one “one of the most symbolic events of the year” and it concludes my promising that gig-goers can “enjoy one of the most exciting spectacles – the resurrection of a great group.”

The Moscow edition of TimeOut also has shorter preview here.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Yulia permalink
    June 30, 2009 8:41 am

    The show in Moscow was truely magnificent!! And we could see that the guys were enjoying it too. They were beaming)) Patton jumped into the audience with the last words of From out of Nowhere!!! Also there was a small kid in the crowd, and everyone in the band was trying to talk to him and playing with him – Mike P. said that it was the first time the kid attended their show (is that true?).
    Can’t give the whole set list, because i was so involved with the show, that didn’t make notes=( But the main thing is that the performance was thrilling, energetic, soulfull and hillarious, with terrific sound (the club usually didn’t boast before), powerfull choir from fans and spirit of togetherness from both the band and the crowd.

    But off course the touts bought last hundreds of tickets, so it was impossible to buy them yesterday and lots of people stayed outside the venue(((

  2. Yulia permalink
    June 30, 2009 8:53 am

    the set list was actually a bit similar to Frankfurt one, but with Zombie Eaters (!), with 3 encores)) No Take this Bottle and King for a Day and As the Worm…. The 2nd encore included We Care a Lot and Pristina and the 3rd one – This Guy’s in Love with You
    Also Roddy played Forward, The Time (by Russian classic composer Skryabin)!! And The in last verse of Evidence Mike sang in Russian: vsyo budet horosho {It will be Ok} – in such a funny manner that we were all in love with him)))

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      June 30, 2009 8:55 am

      Cheers for the feedback. Sounds like a great show.

    • Gregory Durnovo permalink
      June 30, 2009 11:51 am

      It was not Patton who sang in Russian but a guy from the crowd whom Mike gave his mic. It was Mike’s idea of course to make a guy from the audience sing in Russian.

      • Yulia permalink
        June 30, 2009 3:19 pm

        OMG shame on me twice))) Here’s the Great vid

        y’know, I stood left from Roddy and didn’t get the situation

  3. Yulia permalink
    June 30, 2009 9:16 am

    Some pics to come)
    That was Sviridov, not Skryabin, shame on me)))

  4. nick permalink
    June 30, 2009 10:10 am

    Here’s the stage dive

  5. June 30, 2009 11:06 am

    nice to see him stage dive after all those years, bolshoe spasibo, Yulia 🙂

    • Yulia permalink
      June 30, 2009 3:41 pm

      Pozhaluysta – You’re welcome!))

  6. Yulia permalink
    June 30, 2009 8:33 pm

    Here are some pics from Moscow show:

  7. Ivan-the-Terrible permalink
    July 1, 2009 9:28 pm

    And there’s Patton’s dialog with the kiddy:)

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