Monthly Archives: November 2011

2911, 2011

Links for a day…(vol. 116)

November 29th, 2011|Faith No More, Links for a day|17 Comments

  • Put this in the unlikely fans corner. Rachel Unthank from English folk act The Unthanks reveals her love for The Real Thing in The Observer: “Faith No More in particular were really alive and vital; there was almost a violence to their music. It was exciting listening to them as it was so different to the music I grew up with.”
  • Faith No More live at the 1995 Monster of Rock in Brazil – full concert:
  • Another great from The Holy Filament on Vimeo – the whole of FNM’s concert at Bogarts in San Francisco in March 1989.
    Set list:
    1). Chinese Arithmetic
    – Epic
    – R N’ R
    2). Introduce Yourself
    3). The Real Thing
    4). Underwater Love
    5). From Out Of Nowhere
    6). The Crab Song
    7). Falling To Pieces
    8). As The Worm Turns
    9). Surprise! You’re Dead!
    10). Woodpecker From Mars
    11). We Care A Lot
    12). War Pigs
    This was for a long time believed to be Patton’s first gig but it seems that is not the case but it  is certainly one of the first.
  • Kid Koala speaks to mxdwn about new Lovage and Slew releases:
    We’ve heard rumors of a new Lovage album in the works. Is there any truth to that?
    There is. The beats are done and my turntables are done, but that’s about it at this point. Mike [Patton] is still writing, hasn’t recorded anything yet. I couldn’t put an exact date on it. Sometimes it goes quickly, but if he’s busy sometimes it doesn’t. But soon, hopefully. I always thought it would be cool to drop it on Valentines Day.
    Then you better get moving on it!

    (Laughs) Yeah, we only have a few months. I should call him now, actually!
    What about The Slew? New album in the works?

    Yes also, we’re recording it. Mike is recording vocals. Right now we’re setting up the skeletons for the tracks. We’re going through it all and finding bits that we dig and cutting it to vinyl, reassembling so it has turntable flavor but with that heavy rock thing going on as well. It’s slated for next year.”
2711, 2011

Happy Birthday Mike Bordin

November 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|10 Comments

The one and only Mike Bordin turns 49 today (27 November) – many happy returns Puffy.

Here is a slightly reheated tribute to the great man.

Bonus videos
Who Wants to be a Millionaire

With Down in Chile
On his own – making the video with Ozzy
On Colombian TV
With his good friend Jerry Cantrell

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
2611, 2011

Links for a day…(vol. 115)

November 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|9 Comments

  • Today we passed over a million views of the site since its relaunch in February 2010. Thanks for your continued support
  • A site we have somehow scandalously overlooked before. The ridiculously detailed Faith No More Discography. Go and immerse yourself.
  • Cute kid sings From out of Nowhere – heart-warming stuff
  • As you may know, I  – and a few commenters here – are obsessed with any info we can glean about FNM’s 1992 Slane Castle gig in Ireland. I stumbled upon Roddy and Mike P briefly mentioning the gig in an MTV interview from Prague a few weeks later. Quite a revealing interview about the Angel Dust album too on top of that. Oh, and the live footage of Midlife Crisis is pretty spectacular too.
  • Another FNM mash-up. This time featuring Beck and Pendulum.
    Faith No More/Beck/Pendulum – Epic Loser – mix by Le Freak Selector
  • More Patton remixes here
  • 4 years on, why?
  • Interview with Roddy and Mike P on Aussie TV from 1997. Some great answers and almost idiot savant questions.



2611, 2011

Faith No More on Chilean TV channel Via X tonight

November 26th, 2011|News|10 Comments

Via X will broadcast the whole of Faith No More’s Maquinaria festival performance in Chile tonight at 22.00 local time (20.00 New York time, 17.00 San Francisco time, Sunday 0100 London time, 12 midday Sydney).

It will also be repeated at the following Santiago times:
Sunday November 27 at 10:00 / 21:00 pm
Monday November 28 at 10:00
Tuesday November 29 at 15:00
Wednesday November 30 at 03:00 / 12:00 hours
Thursday December 1 at 08:00 am
Friday December 2 at 15:00

2411, 2011

Links for a day…(vol. 114)

November 24th, 2011|Faith No More, Links for a day|14 Comments


2311, 2011

On this day in Faith No More history: 23 November

November 23rd, 2011|News|16 Comments

Part of a new and possibly recurring series:

Faith No More play Luzhniki in Moscow
One of the last shows of the Faith No More 1.0 era  – and the band’s second in Russia.
The inestimable Negele database includes an fan’s report: “The band live are excellent; the sound was great and the new guitar player fits in pefectly, although they didn’t play some very good songs from other albums like Evidence, Caffeine, Digging The Grave, Surprise! You’re Dead! or Ricochet but if the band played all the good songs they have, they would go on forever!!!!! They really should drop by Moscow again sometime soon…… ”

And the Russian booking and promotion agency, TCI – Talent Concert International – features some photos and media reports from the concert on its website.
We liked Joker MK’s report: “At last – FAITH NO MORE! Serious men in jackets. Pathos- joke introduction with electro pipe. Salubrious eclecticism. For the first time there were normal songs in the concert. Excellent sound. Progressive keys. The dramatized trash. Keyboard player Roddy BOTTUM with the guitar. Convulsive show. Mike PATTON – the best showman of an alternative scene! Drops. A fly-away tie. Cool! Excellent! Super! Wow! And more 268 keenly fashionable expressions repeated 739 times!!!!”

Set list
Midnight Cowboy
Ashes To Ashes
Midlife Crisis
Naked In Front Of The Computer
Introduce Yourself
The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
Last Cup Of Sorrow
Home Sick Home
King For A Day
Land Of Sunshine
We Care A Lot
Just A Man
This Guy’s In Love With You
Ugly In The Morning

Faith No More play Cambridge Corn Exchange
This was the second date on the UK leg of the Angel Dust tour – with L7 in support. I had the good fortune of seeing them in the Point in Dublin one week later and its fair to say that the band were at their peak as a live act.
Here is the setlist gleaned from this torrent:
Falling to Pieces
Land of Sunshine
Crab Song
Midlife Crisis
Chinese Arithmetic
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Be Aggressive
Introduce Yourself
Crack Hitler
We Care A Lot
Woodpecker from Mars
Everything’s Ruined
Let’s Lynch the Landlord
As the Worm Turns
A Small Victory

Faith No More play Fox Theatre, Detroit supporting Robert Plant
We don’t have much on this but the St Louis Dispatch previewed the gig as follows: “As you’d expect, the ex-Zep, now a huge star in his own right, has sold out this concert. But we can remind you to get there in plenty of time to catch opening act Faith No More, the San Francisco rockers just singled out by Spin magazine as its ”artists of the year.”

2111, 2011

Links for a day…(vol. 113)

November 21st, 2011|Links for a day, News|13 Comments

  • New Bill Gould interview from ViaX.
  • That YouTube clip comes courtesy of FNM4ever – celebrating one year on the go this week. Make sure to check out the number one source for FNM video and audio.
  • Metal Underground gets to grips with Faith No More – check out the first comment too.
  • Bill tweeted this bespoke FNM Palmeiras football shirt over the weekend.
  • And tbrandao’s friend spotted these on sale at SWU. Nothing new in either of the online stores yet.
  • More from Bunglefever on the Roddy demos/Paula Fraser audio files
  • And inevitable FNM mashup of the day.





1811, 2011

Paula Frazer and Faith No More early live track

November 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|22 Comments

The Holy Filament have outdone themselves again with their upload of the so-called “Roddy demos” from 1984. One such track, the oft-reported but never before publicly-available recording with one of the band’s first vocalists Paula Frazer actually dates from earlier. It is a recording of a live performance from the On Broadway in San Francisco in 1983.

More on Paula Frazer
AllMusic bio
SF Gate article

1711, 2011

Links for a day…(vol. 112)

November 17th, 2011|Links for a day, News|9 Comments

1511, 2011

The new/unknown/mystery song video, lyrics and theories

November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|98 Comments

So we’re going to revisit the new/mysterious/unknown song again, along with estimated lyrics.
Here is the latest and best video version (via theholyfilament/SWU Festival)


When lonesome came over me
A future shadow
Her ghost stood there, sang to me
Farewell, so long

I’ll awake you
From this living sleep
We’ll walk the shore
Where you were born
And bedded me

Although I cheat for the things
March forward, my son
A battle beyond frozen hills
Only for doubters

We will rise from the killing floor
Like a matador

The stained glass
A bovine ass
Can see right through
Every truth-soaked lie

Letters will trace every step
Out of this world
With every date, every date

We will be where you will be no more
No more

The stained glass
Or the hangman’s ass
Would serve you well
Now we’re comin’ back

Out of the words
Of these ghosts
We’ll jump the gates
And left to rise, we will rise

We will rise from the killing floor
Like a matador

And the dead live
May the dead live
And the dead live
What more can we give?

May the dead live
May the dead live
And the dead live
The dead live…

(Thanks to maythedeadlive /orinar in Comments for deciphering most of these. I’ve added my own interpretation and lyrics in italics are the ones which I’m less sure of)

There are three schools of thought on this.

  1. It is a brand new song. The evidence here is that no one, even among the diehard audio collector element of FNM’s fanbase, has heard it before. In addition, the band has previously mentioned – not least in their fan interview with FNM French Community (on facebook), and ourselves last year – that they have little in the way of unreleased or unfinished tracks.
  2. It is an unreleased b-side from the King for a Day…era. The evidence here is the quote taken from Mike Patton’s interview with movieweb earlier this month: “We are doing a tune we’ve never done from that era. I guess that would be a B Side. I don’t know if we released that at all…I don’t know.”
    The counterargument to this is that the B-side in question is Absolute Zero, which the band played in Chile. And if it is from the KFAD era, why did then guitarist Trey Spruance not play on the track in Chile when he was on hand to play the full KFAD album. Kik Axe music editor James Zahn was among those to pick up on this.
  3. It is a song from a local band that the band and liked and translated the lyrics for and performed. Could be true but then why has no one noticed the familiar music and the only evidence so far are a few speculative blog comments and tweets.
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