Thursday, February 26, 2009
Faith No More Reunion! Let me dust off my Raiders Starter Jacket and party like it's 1992! (and 1998!)
So the Internet has written! A European reunion tour is "confirmed" for the summer. So what FNM milestone am I most excited about? Hmm, their collaboration with Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. from the Judgment Night Soundtrack? I don't know, that movie was pretty much dwarfed by however many issues of Spawn I purchased that day. What about "The Perfect Crime" from the Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey OST? Getting closer, but I distinctly remember that Kiss cover of God Gave Rock and Roll To You II being pretty good. Or the Primus song ("Tommy the Cat," right? (and who the hell was just talking to me about Primus? Brain, you're gonna have to start pulling your weight around here or I'm sending up more poppers)). No, the Megadeth song "Go to Hell" with all the children praying. When my grandma took my brother and I to see that in the theater, I think she bypassed the heartfelt relationship between Bill and Ted and appreciated more the friendship-played-musically between lead and rhythm guitarists, Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman, respectively, when she heard the five seconds of the song played in the background of some unimportant scene.
Seriously though, there is no Commodores version of "Easy," only Faith No More's - and this coming from a guy that has actually been to a Lionel Richie concert (not a lie). In fact, some jerk in a car was stopped at a traffic light right outside the Holland Tunnel with his windows down blasting that song, and right before the guitar solo I yelled out, "EWW!"(like in the song) and expected at least a silent nod, some type of acknowledgement. Nothing. And then when I ran up to his car and started drooling in his lap while asking/screaming for money, he barely had the courtesy to give me all the change in his ashtray. I tell ya, this city...