Sunday, 22 February 2015

FAITH NO MORE live at Soundwave Melbourne 22/02/15 - my writeup

Well, after seeing Faith No More live at Soundwave Melbourne I’m happy to say that the ticket price was DEFINITELY more than worth it just going to see them (after 25 years of being a fan, I’d always missed out on seeing them). After a long hiatus THE BOYS ARE BACK and in their usual fine form, giving nothing less than 110% to the understandably hyper-enthusiastic audience for the entirety of their 18-track set. Kicking off with their catchy comeback anthem ‘Motherfucker’ (on their upcoming album to be released April 19), Mike Patton and Co played  note and vocally perfect renditions of their most loved tracks, including ‘Epic’ (the crowd went NUTS), ‘Easy’, ‘Ashes to Ashes’ and ‘From Out of Nowhere’. It has to be said that Patton, at age 47, is in obscenely good health, both physically and vocally. The crowd lapped up his incredible stage presence and vocal gymnastics, switching effortlessly from intense screams to soulful crooning to a myriad of other techniques. Demonstrating exactly why the man, with his 6 octave vocal range was last year declared “the greatest singer of all time” on a widely publicised music poll last year. Faith No More put on a fantastic show and hopefully will be back in Melbourne soon, where they’ll no doubt be always be deservedly welcomed by sell-out crowds.

 **An essay/article I wrote on Mike Patton will be published in the next issue of ART DECADES, a U.S. based music/movie/art focused journal which will be released in April.

Setlist:

Motherfucker
Caffeine
Ricochet
From Out of Nowhere
Evidence
Epic
Get Out
Midlife Crisis
Everything's Ruined
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Cuckoo for Caca
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero
(encore)
Matador
I Started a Joke
As the Worm Turns






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