[kj] (OT) Faith No More in LA

Jim Harper jimharper666 at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Apr 26 06:14:56 EDT 2015

Yeah, 'Sol Invictus', due out on May 19th. I'm very much looking forward to it. Heard three tracks from it and they're excellent, so I'm optimistic.

BTW, it's the Album of the Year line-up, with Jon Hudson on guitar. When they announced the reunion tour a few years back, a handful of dissenters complained that Jim Martin wasn't involved. Yeah, a real loss there... Not.

On Sun, 26/4/15, adrianwason at btinternet.com <adrianwason at btinternet.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [kj] (OT) Faith No More in LA
 To: "A list about all things Killing Joke \(the band!\)" <gathering at misera.net>
 Date: Sunday, 26 April, 2015, 8:56
 good setlist,I didn't
 know they're doing a new album?
 ----Original message----
 From :
 jimharper666 at yahoo.co.uk
 Date : 25/04/2015 - 19:26 (GMTDT)
 To : gathering at misera.net
 Subject : Re: [kj] (OT) Faith No More in LA
 Nice setlist. Good to see all
 four Patton-era albums represented, even if they do stick
 mainly to the hits. Cheers!
 On Sat, 25/4/15, T.B. <planetary at socal.rr.com>
  Subject: [kj] (OT)
 Faith No More in LA
  To: "'A list
 about all things Killing Joke (the band!)'" <gathering at misera.net>
  Date: Saturday, 25 April, 2015, 19:12
  Saw Faith No More at the
  Theater in LA last night, the 3rd
 show of a 3 night
  stand.  Only the second
 time I've ever seen them, the
 being about 25 years ago opening for Metallica.
  Got there a bit early and
 once I was wristbanded for the
  pit, spent
 the next hour plus people watching upstairs from
  the balcony overlooking the lobby.  Pretty
 eclectic mix
  of people, a lot of really fat
 bearded metalheads, hipsters
  in long
 sleeved plaid shirts, black rimmed glasses and
  beenies, older gray haired stoner types, a
 good number of
  younger kids fresh outta
 high school and a surprising number
  of good
 looking women!  Opening band "Flattbush" who I
  think are locals (there was a different opener
 every night),
  was probably the worst band
 I've seen in a very long time -
 one-note screamo cookie monster vox, fast pounding drums
  constantly shreddy soloing.  The
 singer who was a
  skinny bald Asian kid
 complete with a big coolie hat tried
 but the music and the band was just laughably
 Once that horror show was done, I secured a spot in the
  on the left side a couple people back
 from the stage in
  front of FNM's
 keyboard player.  Lucky for me, it seems
 kids these days are shorter than ever, and no matter where
  stood, I pretty much towered over anyone
 around me and I'm
  only 6ft tall.  The
 stage crew (all dressed in white,
  btw) had
 set up these white planters full of floral
 arrangements across the entire front of the stage so
  up front, it was tough to see
 anything below the waist of
  the band on
 stage. With even the amps clothed in white, the
  stage looked like a flower shop.  
  Faith No More came on at
 10pm on the money and played about
  an 80
 minute set.  I believe this was one of the few
  shows they've recently played where they
 didn't open with
 "Motherfucker," instead opting for the more
 subdued "Sol
  Invictus" off the
 new album.  Second song was "From Out
 Of Nowhere" and the place went nuts and the band pretty
  held that energy through much of the
 show.  Patton
  sounded great but the mix
 down front where I was was very
  bass and
 drum heavy.  Speaking of which, I gained a new
  appreciation for Billy Gould, his bass playing
 is fantastic,
  with a perfect deep tone. 
 Bordin just beat the shit
  out of his kit,
 constantly splintering sticks with roadies
 pouring bottles of water over him constantly through the
  set.  Mid-way through the set after
 "Midlife Crisis," I
  moved just
 outside of the pit over to the opposite side of
  the stage hoping for better sound mix, but
 unless it was a
  part of a song that
 featured a prominent guitar bit, the
 was pretty buried in
    the mix.  The only
 thing I didn't "get," was the
 short fat dude dressed up in a white leisure suit with a
  and his face covered like the Elephant
 Man who would
  occasionally wander across
 the stage - whatever the gimmick
 supposed to be, it slipped by me.
  Overall, a great show, I'm glad I went. 
 The Wiltern is
  always my favorite place to
 catch a show. 
  Sol Invictus
  From Out of Nowhere
  Sunny Side Up
 You're Dead!
  Midlife Crisis w/Lowdown
  Last Cup of Sorrow
 The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  Be Aggressive
 for a Day
  Ashes to Ashes
  Digging the Grave
  This Guy's in Love With You (cover)
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