Faith No More have added a cover of the Shuggie Otis/ Brothers Johnson’s 1970s soul classic Strawberry Letter 23 to their current setlist.
According to setlist.fm. this is the 40th cover that the band have played live. The band first played it as one of their many snippets during Midlife Crisis but at Download and Glasgow it has been added to the set as a song in its own right.
Might Bill Gould’s wish from 1997 come true: “I’d love us to do a straight up soul ballads record” (Metal Hammer 1997)
From 06:45 here (Bratislava)
From 31:39 onwards in this fnm4ever version of the Pinkpop pro-shot video
And here is the original
The song memeorably appeared on the Jackie Brown OST making it two songs from that soundtrack that Mike Patton has covered after his take on Across 110th Street.