And the Faith No More news continue apace on the week of the official Superhero release. We’re down ill so here’s a quick recap.
The Alexander Hacke remix of Superhero, Superhero Battaglia, can now be heard on YouTube for those who have not yet been able to pick up their vinyl copy.
Faith No More comic book set for June release
Matt Jacob’s Faith No More/Mr Bungle comic book will be released in June and judging by the trailer he has recently posted, this is going to look amazing.
The book is written by Mike Wellman (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and World of Warcraft graphic novels) and illustrated by Matt (animator of Tomahawk’s “Oddfellows” video). Available June 24, 2015. Order from your local comic shop – item code: APR150955
Roddy Sasquatch opera latest
The busiest man in music Roddy Bottum is set for his opera debut next week. Here is Roddy on Sasquatch:
And here’s what Roddy had to say to the Faith No More blog earlier this week: “Hey guys. it’s Roddy. for those of you in NYC, my short form opera, Sasquatch, The Opera, premieres April 2 in Brooklyn. I’m planning on taking it for a longer and more elaborate run at some point so the rest of yous, hang tight if interested. big hug.”
Roddy also spoke with great insight about Sasquatch in his Noisey interview. It was fascinating to learn he moved to New York to work in opera:
You recently wrote an opera called Sasquatch: The Opera. We’re gonna need the full rundown on that.
[Laughs] It’s not a traditional opera—it’s more like weird little operettas. I grew up in L.A., but I moved to New York specifically to get into opera, and I had this preposterous idea for a Sasquatch love story. I wrote the story, I wrote the music, and we’re gonna premiere it next month. It’s just gonna be three scenes from the opera, but then I’m gonna elaborate on it and build it into a bigger production.
You know, my favorite characters are the kind of gentle giants like Frankenstein or the Elephant Man—a misunderstood monster who it turns out is very sensitive and has a high intellect. That always gets me. It felt like Sasquatch could satisfy that really well. I’m moved by the big thug who has a heart of gold.
Here’s all the details you need from Roulette.
Bloody Disgusting article
Just as Faith No More version 2.0 kicks into overdrive, check out this well-written take on version 1.1 and Angel Dust from Bloody Disgusting.
The best ever appreciation of IY era Faith No More and Chuck
And via Ben in Comments, this even better article from the one and only Mick Wall on FNM 1.0 Introduce Yourself. Contains some brilliant passages such as: “Faith No More at the Town & Country Club in London. I did not regret it. They started the way most bands started their encores, with the place already insane, the band already much higher. And they just kept climbing. For the real encores, Chuck came on in a gold tinsel wig, alone, just him and an acoustic guitar – they’d been fighting backstage, didn’t want him to do it – to sing ‘Life’s A Gas’ by T. Rex. Epiphany. Then blast off as the rest of the band joined him for a version of ‘War Pigs’ that made the original – which Ozzy had also started doing again that summer now Geezer was in his solo band – taste like old farts and string vests.”
As well as their cover article on Revolver, Faith No More also feature in the latest edition of Kerrang. Here’s a preview from Faith No More Followers
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Faith No More database new template
A new look for the ultimate Faith No More live resource – the aussiemusicfan Gig database.