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!!!!”
Ashes To Ashes
Naked In Front Of The Computer
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
Surprise! You’re Dead!
We Care A Lot
Woodpecker from Mars
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.”