I was only able to watch the first song of FNM’s Download gig live on the web tonight but there’s plenty around the web now. Indeed, Faith No More are such a hot topic that Faith No More is a top ten Trending Topic on Twitter.
Set list: They played Ashes to Ashes, We Care a Lot and Take This Bottle which weren’t played at Brixton.
Metal Hammer give a positive review, rating the show as better than Brixton. Sample quote: “The only way to describe this awesome, awe-inspiring set is that it’s everything that it threatened to be.”
Thrash Hits has a short review and a nice photo gallery.
Local paper Nottingham Evening Post have a short review and its far from glowing: “Finally, thousands of us anticipated the second coming of Faith No More. And while a tongue in cheek rendition of Reunited was a nice touch, I personally thought the rest of their show drifted along without much drive apart from brief highlights like Epic.”
Download website blog gives a brief FNM review. Sample quote: “My ears are ringing. Faith No More have just left the stage, and after a colossal set that included the incredible Epic, and covers of Easy, Poker Face and Reunited (which they opened the set with), FNM proved, if there was ever any doubt, that after 11 years out of the limelight, they’ve still got it.”
Virtual Festivals also now have a review. Sample quote: “From the moment Patton hobbled on with a cane, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand, as the band open with a cover of apt crooning classic ‘Reunited’.”
Actually Stubbadub has been all over this on their site and on Twitter. Set list comes from there (I had guessed that Poker Face would be one of the pop samples that Mike P likes to throw in this time round)
2. The Real Thing
3. From out of Nowhere
4. Land of Sunshine
6. Evidence (with some Spanish/Portuguese?)
7. Poker Face / Chinese Arithmetic
8. Surprise you’re Dead
10. Last Cup of Sorrow
11. Midlife Crisis
12. Introduce Yourself
13. Gentle Art of Making Enemies
14. Take This Bottle
15. Ashes to Ashes
17. Cuckoo for Caca
18. Be Aggressive
20. Mark Bowen
21. Chariots of Fire into Stripsearch
22. We Care a Lot
More clips, pics and reviews to come.