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1607, 2012

Faith No More at Brixton Academy 2012 multicam videos

July 16th, 2012|Faith No More, News, Video vault|10 Comments

Here’s Gill’s expertly edited multicam videos from Brixton in one playlist.

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As he explains: “This is a video I made from the fan footage uploaded to YouTube, I plan to do this for the entire concert if possible and I hope that you enjoy it.  All audio taken from the videos by user burntoutttt. All video footage, not just for this video, that I have used is by the following users (in alphabetical order).
Alejandra Sivori
Burntoutttt
catlooter
gordo73
kerianharris79
lullysuv
master734
MrGarhol
npimages2010
pacfm12
philmonk10
rafunz
RockyKadoom
selfatrophy
surflogicfilms
towelie120592
trappedinbasement

1107, 2012

Mike Patton stage dive at Brixton 2012

July 11th, 2012|Faith No More, News|33 Comments

After keeping his backflips and jumps under wraps, Mike Patton showed that he has still got “it” as he stage dived during Just a Man at Faith No More’s European tour closer at Brixton Academy on Tuesday night.

Thanks to pacfm12 for uploading.

1007, 2012

Faith No More at Brixton Academy setlist and videos

July 10th, 2012|Faith No More, News|66 Comments

Update
Faith No More finished their European tour at their London spiritual home of the Brixton Academy and delivered another rip-roaring show.
The evening included gems such as Caffeine, Spirit, As the Worm Turns and new song Matador while Mike Patton opted to stage dive late on.
And here are some videos:

Spirit

Caffeine
As the Worm Turns
Everything’s Ruined
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Setlist
Woodpecker from Mars / Delilah
Midlife Crisis
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Surprise…
Last Cup of Sorrow
Spirit
Easy
Everything’s Ruined
Epic
Gentle Art…
KFAD
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man

Matador
As the Worm Turns
Stripsearch
We Care a Lot

* As tweeted by faithnomoreblog who are out in force in Brixton – thanks.

Faith No More return to one of their spiritual homes tonight as they play their final European tour date – and last remaining scheduled show – at the Brixton Academy.

The venue – or more likely people who work at the venue – has tweeted the stage times, with Faith No More on stage from 915pm.

Unfortunately, I’ll not be at the gig tonight so there will be no live updates from here but we’ll have the setlist details and video not long after the show.

1706, 2009

Faith No More at Brixton: The Last Word

June 17th, 2009|The Last Word|0 Comments

Set list: 1. Reunited, 2. The Real Thing, 3. From Out Of Nowhere, 4. Land Of Sunshine, 5. Caffeine, 6. Evidence, 7. Chinese Arithmetic, 8. Surprise! You’re Dead!, 9. Easy, 10. Last Cup Of Sorrow, 11. Midlife Crisis, 12. Cuckoo For Caca, 13. The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies, 14. RV, 15. King For A Day, 16. Malpractice, 17. Jizzlobber, 18. Be Aggressive, 19. Epic, 20. Mark Bowen. Encore 1: 21. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch, 22. Just A Man. Encore 2: 23. I Started A Joke, 24. Pristina.

Highlight: When the four besuited band members (a singleted Puffy was on drums) line up at the front of the stage to deliver the chorus to Reunited complete with beaming smiles.

Video: Great collection here.

Reviews:
Independent (published one week after the concert!)
Independent on Sunday
Rolling Stone
Guardian
Daily Mail
BBC 6 Music
Gigwise
Gemma (Stubbadub)
Rock Sound
Metal Hammer
London Evening Standard
Random Reviews
Fasterlouder
Clickmusic
Essentially Useless
Drop-d magazine

1306, 2009

Independent on Sunday Faith No More Brixton review

June 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The London-based Independent on Sunday has an interesting and largely positive review of Faith No More’s comeback Brixton Academy gig focussing largely on the supposed sarcasm of the band. Sample quote: “As soon as that’s over, the jackets – and, metaphorically, the gloves – are off, as Patton starts Zebedeeing around the stage, lending his rich, soulful growl to a set packed with highlights from their Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection: a pugnacious “Epic”, a malevolent “Midlife Crisis”, a hurtling “From Out of Nowhere”, a Hitchcockian “Jizzlobber” and a singalong “Easy”. “

1306, 2009

New high-quality Faith No More Brixton videos

June 13th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Just stumbled upon a collection of great YouTube video of the Brixton show from peopleinprojects here.

1206, 2009

Guardian give Faith No More at Brixton a stinker of a review

June 12th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

The Guardian, a paper I used to work for briefly, has posted a review of Wednesday’s Brixton gig and it is brutal. So excessively negative in fact that it has a comical quality. Sample quote: “While most of the music is terrible – with a few exceptions, these shrieking songs sound like the product of petulant 17-year-olds – Faith No More can’t be accused of not giving the crowd their money’s worth. Patton, in particular, throws himself into it.”

1106, 2009

Brixton Reviews round-up

June 11th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Great edited video I found on YouTube from reportagem giving a flavour of what it was like in Brixton last night

  • Stubbadub have posted an excellent and exhaustive fan review from Gemma. Sample quote: “As a whole, the band was fantastic – so tight and together for guys warming up after an eleven year break. The atmosphere and camaraderie was palpable, and it was great to see them obviously enjoying themselves as they played.”
  • Gigwise add another glowing review to the list. Sample quote: “Playing against a backdrop of red curtains there are no visual enhancements, the show is solely about the music, but visual entertainment is ever present from Mike Patton, as he bounds about the stage, jumping or dropping to his knees in ultimate vocal-wrenching pantomime, only stopping to adjust his vocal equipment or for rests between songs.”
  • Great review from clickmusic. Sample quote: “It’s an onslaught of energy, unpredictability, aggression, love and humour and played to absolute perfection. Astonishingly for a literal comeback gig, Faith No More are as tight and faultless as a well-oiled tour machine, but with none of the weariness and complacency.”
  • The Daily Mail also give a very positive review. Sample quote: “Bass player Bill Gould (the man who puts the Faith in FNM, being he’s the only one who has always remained open to a reunion) is grinning like the cat that got the cream and the early bird that caught the worm combined.”
  • Rolling Stone has added another to the list of glowing reviews. Sample quote: “Faith No More were always left-field, yet inadvertently created some awesome songs with mass appeal. Last night was about a band rediscovering their special chemistry, and proving good music only improves with age.”
  • Rock Sound, who have Faith No More as band of the week this week, also give a very positive review. Sample quote: “This is not a nostalgia trip; this is a truly inspiring piece of musical history showing no signs of losing its relevance. Now this was a reformation truly worth waiting for. Download is going be amazing!”
  • BBC 6 music give a glowing review. Sample quote: “If The Pixies reunion showed that classic bands can reform with dignity and deliver their songs with at least some of their original intent, then last night Faith No More proved it’s possible to retain the capacity to shock and surprise your fans. A truly staggering return.”
  • Not sure if this is the official review from Metal Hammer or just a personal blog from Beez – either way its bang on the money. Sample quote: “Reunions can be soul-destroying occasions where your memories are smashed to smithereens and your dreams of finally seen your heroes are dashed by greedy sons of bitches just playing the hits badly and taking your cash. What you’ll get with FNM is an authentic FNM experience. If they want to do soul covers, they’ll do them. If they want to do little known album tracks, they’ll do them. If they want to bring a tear to your eye via the solo in ‘Epic’, the intro of ‘Easy’ and cutting the music to let the crowd sing the chorus of ‘Midlife Crisis’ (a moment that will live with me for the rest of my days), they’ll do it.”
  • First major publication review is out and its a mixed one from London’s Evening Standard newspaper. Sample quote: “The San Franciscans’ swaggering pop-funk-rap-metal-grunge was always too perversely peculiar for a Nirvana-esque crossover and since nobody would argue they were greats first time around, the dice of moderate expectation are loaded in their favour.”
    I think that’s called daming with faint praise.
  • Here’s one from Random Reviews, a personal site. Sample quote: “Mike Patton’s voice is amazing and he can sing such a fantastic range of styles. Who else could go from Surprise! You’re Dead (complete with manic laughter) to Easy?”
    Very true of course and the way the band segued from style to style throughout the set was fascinating to behold; it was certainly not a case of slow songs here, heavy ones, etc.
  • Another personal posting here. Sample quote: “I must be honest, the band weren’t tight – Roddy in particular fluffed a good few notes, and the bass intro to Evidence was non-existent, although that may have been down to the soundguy taking a while to sort his levels. That said, when they got in the groove, no amount of bad sound could effect it. “Cuckoo for Caca”, “Surprise you’re dead” and in particular “Midlife Crisis” were HUGE, and really made me regret not getting.”
  • One more from Aussie music site Fasterlouder. Sample quote: “Mike was a true entertainer. Some of his antics included body-rolling whilst doing a handstand – sort of like a gymnast, only less graceful. However, it was his facial expressions and body language that set the tone. He spent a lot of time screaming and rolling around the floor during Jizzlobber and Gentle Art.”

More to follow.

1106, 2009

Roddy's pre-gig photos

June 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roddy Bottum has posted a series of pics of the band taken before last night’s gigs. Check his Twitter. See how peach Mike P’s suit really was below.

Dressed in peach, he opened with a Peach and Herb cover

Dressed in peach, he opened with a Peach and Herb cover

1106, 2009

Brixton initial reaction

June 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mike P and John H at Brixton ((c) jesstherese on Flickr)

Mike P and John H at Brixton ((c) jesstherese on Flickr)

Blabbermouth has posted on the show and Metal Hammer reveal what I now know to be the correct set list.

Kerrang Tweet verdict: FNM were awesome. Donington is gonna be rocked silly on Friday night. See you there people…

And King of the Bass Bill Gould himself: It’s official: Brixton was KICK ASS!!!

I agree Bill.

Great overall rundown blog post here.

One of many Flickr sets here.

Oh and it was Chinese Arithmetic. Seems clear as day now but I was Tweeting, blogging, drinking and jumping up and down a lot at the time so sorry for any confusion.

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