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
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)
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 aussiemusicfan.com gig database the band line-up was:
Joe Pop-O-Pie (vocals)
Jake Smith (guitar)
Bill Gould (bass)
Mike Bordin (drums)
Roddy Bottum (keyboards)
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.
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
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 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.
The Real Thing
Land of Sunshine
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Last Cup of Sorrow
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