Faith No More were on top form both musically and as pure performers at Melbourne’s Soundwave show on Sunday. The band – perhaps liberated by finishing their comeback album Sol Invictus – were in spectacular form, even exceeding their impish best.
Here, culled once more from the work of Youtubers to which we are eternally grateful (sorry Roddy for encouraging filming at gigs!) is a collection of the more alternative moments on stage.
Mike Patton sings All About the Bass
Faith No More have always interjected slices of contemporary pop into their live sets (Technotronic and New Kids on the Block back in the day and Lily Allen and Lady Gaga more recently) so this quick reprise of the Meghan Trainor hit was no surprise. I suspect there may be a longer snippet of this out there.
Mike Patton eats into the camera
Mike often has fun with camera operators at gigs and has been known to eat the set decoration (not to mention regurgitate shoelaces) so here he is eating what may or may not be flowers.
Faith No More perform Lion Sleeps Tonight
The band always add something in the pause in Midlife Crisis (Sir Duke, Popcorn, Eastenders theme to name just three) and on Sunday it was the Solomon Linda/Tokens/Tight Fit classic The Lions Sleeps Tonight.
Mike Patton get’s squirt gun facial
Let’s just say it was very hot and leave it there.
Jon Hudson revealed as baby of the band
Some lively pre-Superhero chat