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Faith No More video vault

December 12, 2009

In the words of supposed Epic video fish-owning Icelandic singer and sometime Mike Patton collaborator Björk “its oh so quiet” so we’ve decided to plunder recent YouTube FNM videos for your entertainment. Enjoy.

RnR with Chuck Mosley

Faith No More in Lego

RV in Santiago

Evidence (alternative video)

Epic at VMAs 1990

Superb Edge of the World clip from Yo MTV

Ricochet in Santiago


Patton does Dylan

December 3, 2009

From the forthcoming Jamie Saft album Trouble, Mike Patton sings Bob Dylan’s Ballad of a Thin Man.

Pick up the album here.

(Again hat tip to Gezarie for the Twitter link)

Faith No More’s 1983 first show audio and background

December 2, 2009

Footage of Faith No More’s first ever live show at the Mabs in San Francisco on 11 October in 1983.
The four-song set included The Jungle, Why Do You Bother?, Spirit and another unknown song.
According to the gig database the band line-up was:
Joe Pop-O-Pie (vocals)
Jake Smith (guitar)
Bill Gould (bass)
Mike Bordin (drums)
Roddy Bottum (keyboards)

The Jungle

Why Do You Bother?



Joe Pop-O-Pie was the vocalist of the legendary Pop-o-pie in San Francisco in the early 1980s and there was a revolving crossover of members between the band and FNM. Find some details and photos on Pop-o-pie here. The band were famed for regularly playing their one hit – a cover of the Grateful Dead’s Truckin’ – over and over again in live shows. A contemporary report in the San Francisco Bay Guardian quotes Billy Gould as saying: “That was actually one of the highlights of my life,” Gould said about performing the song live and watching unsuspecting audiences go from nervous laughter to mild annoyance and then to full-fledged anger and, finally, passive acceptance. “There was this one [show] we did in Texas, like in Dallas at this warehouse, where we just played ‘Fascists Eat Donuts’ for so long that I was actually starting to hallucinate. I was starting to hear new melodies and new songs, because it was just this drone that was going on relentlessly.”

Roddy tweeted on the show this week: “First gig was phenoms. We had really grand aspirations and our aim was to hypnotize. Pretty certain we pulled it off.”

Thanks to Gezarie for bringing the video to my attention.

Happy birthday Puffy

November 28, 2009

The man who belied that drummer hanging out with musicians gag and the man who makes FNM tick, the one and only Mike “Puffy” Bordin celebrates (or at least we do on his behalf) his 47th birthday today. Puff was an original member of the band and his distinctive drumming set the tone for the group right from the off. His soul may have been metal but the Ganeshian drummer had and has the skill and mind set to drive FNM in any direction.

As Mike P would chastise, Mike is also, of course, Ozzy’s drummer, recognition that we is feted by his peers as one of the greatest metal percussionists of all time.

Mike in video:

Mike burps (feckin’ amazing vid; possibly the best FNM YouTube I’ve ever seen)

Where’s the Puff?

Mike Puffy B masterclasss

Puffy being a leg-end

Mike for Ozzy fans

Puffy in Brazil

The two Mikes

Mike joins Korn

Puffy facts (not all are true)

  • A left-handed drummer who plays right-handed kit
  • Along with Billy, was an original member of FNM precursors Faith No Man
  • Made dreads cool again for white guys
  • First dreadhead to live long enough to show that dreads look cooler in silver
  • Competed in Who Wants to be a Millionaire
  • Taught the Little Drummer Boy how to play


Links for a day…(vol. 44)

November 24, 2009
  • In an effort to stave off the post-tour withdrawal symptoms, here are a few small FNM nuggets. First up, rewind back to few weeks in late October and a clip of a snippet of Fever leading into King for a Day…
  • Also in Chile, the campaign to get FNM to return in 2010 continues.
  • And there is also a petition to bring the band back to Brazil.
  • Movieweb asks the stars of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia is Mike Patton – a friend of star Danny DeVito – whether the FNM front man might make a cameo appearance in the show.
  • More great shots of FNM in Mexico City here on Flickr.
  • Via Jose in comments, very high quality footage of FNM in Santiago.

Faith No More Edge of the World in Mexico City

November 15, 2009

Great footage of FNM peforming Edge of the World for the first and only time on the tour at the José Cuervo Salon in Mexico City:

Faith No More in Guadalajara set list

November 15, 2009

Faith No More wrapped up the third leg of the Second Coming Tour with a performance at the Auditorio Telmex in Guadalajara, Mexico. No many reports in so far but here’s the set list for starters.

Set list:
Midnight Cowboy
The Real Thing
Land of Sunshine
Be Aggressive
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Last Cup of Sorrow
Midlife Crisis
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
No más Fe Güey/Evidence
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man
King for a Day

Chariots Of Fire

Cuckoo for Caca
This Guy’s in Love with You

I Started a Joke
We Care a Lot