Monthly Archives: August 2009

2408, 2009

Faith No More weekend festivals recap

August 24th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Still not a lot of news, reviews or video coming in from the weekend festivals – Lowlands on Friday, Highfield on Saturday and Area 4 on Sunday. But here’s a flavour:


Area 4

Nothing at all from Highfield yet so please post any details you have on any of the festivals in the comments. More later.

2208, 2009

Faith No More at Lowlands pro video

August 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There are still not many reviews or videos online of last night’s Lowlands show but here is one professional video of Epic.

The same channel that provided the review also have a detailed review here. The review alludes Patton baiting the crowd and calling Lowlands Pukkelpop.
More soon.

2208, 2009

Faith No More at Pukkelpop set list, stage dive, reviews and videos

August 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Faith No More’s appearance at Pukkelpop again garnered rave reviews and there is quite a bit of pro-shot video of the show around.
Belgian newspaper De Morgen gave a great review. They declared the comeback “a true triumph” and added: “The alternative rock band remains an error in a chemical lab experiment, in which by chance a powerful aphrodisiac was composed”.
Humo gave a four-star review and alluded to Patton’s goading of the VIPs and media who were seated at the front of the stage.

Patton goes walkabout among the VIPs and spits on the camera.

Midlife Crisis and the stage dive going wrong

“This is dedicated to homeboy even though its a little appropriate.”

Set list
(via vanmosa on Twitter)

  1. Reunited
  2. Land of Sunshine
  3. Caffeine
  4. Evidence (with some Portugese)
  5. Surprise! You’re dead
  6. Last Cup of Sorrow
  7. Easy
  8. Midlife Crisis
  9. Epic
  10. RV
  11. Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  12. King for a Day
  13. Ashes to Ashes
  14. Just A Man
  15. Chariots/ Stripsearch
  16. We Care a Lot
2108, 2009

Faith No More at Pukkelpop video

August 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A little video

No news on set list or on the injury to the stage diver. More later.

2008, 2009

More Chuck on the reunion

August 20th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Very interesting interview with Chuck Mosley on the Metal Insider site.

Sample quotes: “I think it’s [the reunion] great. More power to them. They actually invited me to come out and do the “Reunited” cover with Patton. Unfortunately, they asked me two weeks before they hit the road, and I couldn’t get my passport together. Also, we were just finishing up this record.

“Do you talk to them regularly? Yeah. In fact, the last time they played here before they broke up, Billy invited me to come up and sing my songs. But it was too sudden, and I didn’t want to come out and do it half-assed. I have this reoccurring nightmare of that happening and me going up there and flubbing it.

1908, 2009

Links for a day…(vol.29)

August 19th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Inside the Rock Poster Frame have posted the two latest designs in the superb series of Second Coming tour posters. I will definitely have to get my hands on the Epic video and Guinness-inspired Dublin design by Decoder Ring pictured below.  All the amazing posters from the second leg of the tour will be available in a few weeks from the Secret Serpents Store.
  • Chuck Mosley’s new album was officially released on 11 August. You can request the single for radio play The Enabler here. And the album and some merchandise is available here.
  • Also out now is the new Soulsavers album Broken, featuring the stunning Mark Lanegan and Mike Patton vocal collaboration Unbalanced Pieces. NME gives a glowing review here.
  • Romanian site Adevarul has more photos of FNM’s visit to the Romanian parliament last weekend. And there’s a report too. (Via the always on the ball Patton Archivo).
1908, 2009

Faith No More at Spirit of Burgas video, set list and more

August 19th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Still struggling to find some good reviews I can easily understand via Google Translate but what I have heard has been positive, a few references to overall festival technical problems apart, and some mention the band playing a snippet of Bulgarian chagla music. Actually, here’s some video of that.

FNM apparently played Let’s Lynch the Landlord – the Dead Kennedys cover – but I have not found it among the huge collection of Burgas videos online. Here’s some other highlights:

Mike goes walkabout during Just a Man

Cuckoo for Caca

Eastenders again


Mike and the Crane and Easy (via estqwerty)

Scrub what I said above. There’s an extensive review on the Bulgarian metal site Metal Katehizis which concludes “The concert of the week…of the month…why not the year!”

Set list

  1. Reunited
  2. From Out of Nowhere
  3. Land of Sunshine
  4. Caffeine
  5. Evidence
  6. Surprise! You’re Dead!
  7. Last Cup of Sorrow
  8. Cuckoo for Caca
  9. Easy
  10. Epic
  11. Midlife Crisis
  12. I Started a Joke
  13. Let’s Lynch the Landlord
  14. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  15. King for a Day
  16. Be Aggressive
  17. Ashes to Ashes
  18. Just a Man
  19. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
  20. We Care a Lot
1908, 2009

Faith No More in Bucharest video, reviews, set list

August 19th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

The Last Word will return for all the outstanding concerts at the end of the European leg of the Second Coming tour but for now we’ll play catch-up with all last weekend’s central and eastern European action. I’ve already given you my Prague verdict and szappan’s guest post has done likewise for Sziget. Next up is Faith No More in Romania.


“Does Romania know how to meditate?”
Patton’s vocals at around 2.40 are spine-tingling.

Nothing says trust like a beer.

Belatedly spotted this in the comment. Metalhead TV have a collection of five videos o their site.
They have an even better view of Mike’s walkabout during Evidence.

Romanian site apropo has an interesting review of what it calls the best rock concert of the year. The reviewer highlights a number of interesting moments: the interaction between the two Mikes, Mike P asking the audience to sing in Romanian – presumably Evidence – and his question to the audience if they liked “manele” – the controversial musical style which originated in Romania. Ful review here.
Popcorn, meanwhile, headline their review “Faith No More, better than ever”.
The Romanian metal site Metalhead headlines its review “The Real Thing” and concludes that it is amazing how music that is in some cases over 20 years old sounds so fresh.

Metalhead has a very extensive photo collection here.
And how could I forget – but I almost did – the wonderful collection from Sergiu Mihaescu. Here is his site and he has even more excellent photos here.
And there is a very nice gallery here at RockXpress magazine too.

Set list:

  1. Reunited
  2. From Out of Nowhere
  3. Land of Sunshine
  4. Caffeine
  5. Evidence
  6. Surprise! You’re Dead!
  7. Last Cup of Sorrow
  8. Cuckoo for Caca
  9. Easy
  10. Midlife Crisis
  11. Epic
  12. I Started a Joke
  13. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  14. King for a Day
  15. Be Aggressive
  16. Ashes to Ashes
  17. Just a Man
  18. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
  19. We Care a Lot
1908, 2009

Faith No More to add more Brazil dates?

August 19th, 2009|Tour dates|5 Comments

A Brazilian concert promoter has reported via its Twitter feed that Faith No More will play a second date in Brazil, on 3 November in Porto Alegre as part of the Pepsi On Stage event. The relevant Tweet read: “Vem aí um grande show internacional. A Opinião Produtora confirma FAITH NO MORE em POA!! a banda toca dia 3 de novembro, no Pepsi On Stage”…roughly translating as Opinião Produtora confirms that FNM will play Pepsi On Stage on 3 November.

There are also rumours of a Faith No More show in Rio de Janeiro on 5 November. And even a poster for such an event doing the rounds on Twitter.

However, as of now Faith No More have only confirmed one Brazil date – at the Maquinaria Festival in São Paulo on 7 November. More news on ther dates as we have it.

1908, 2009

Sziget: Fan View

August 19th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Cheers to szappan for this:

“Mini Sziget write-up for those interested.

I’ve been to MANY FNM shows, and this Sziget 2009 performance is near the top of that list.

I think the tone for the night was set with Mike’s vocal-effects box messing up during Last Cup of Sorrow, he frustratedly fiddled with it between screams to the side of the stage… but when it started loudly crackling into the main audio he just grabbed it off it’s stand, angrily pulled out all the wires and threw it on the ground… then he disconnected one of his mics and threw it at the soundstage… the one in the middle of the audience! If that wasn’t enough, their next song was Cuckoo for Caca… very aggro night. (Mike later put the effect’s box back together.)

Footage here:

Don’t miss the Mike’s wearing a pantie and security guard surf during Midlife Crisis:

Shoelace (funny to see the rest of the band’s expression in real life):

Going after camera (during Stripsearch):

(short version)

All in all, well… Roddy summed it up best in his tweet… very raw night.”

And from me, here’s the set list for the record:
Set list:
From Out of Nowhere
Land of Sunshine
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Last Cup of Sorrow
Cuckoo for Caca
Midlife Crisis
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Be Aggressive
Just a Man
Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
Digging the Grave

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