This is one of the cooler things I’ve seen lately, Youdopia. Being a child of the 90′s (and 80′s, and 70′s) I like … some… of Faith No More’s songs. Mike Patton is definitely eclectic, and I’m really not. I like some Mr. Bungle, I respect John Zorn, and have given many of Patton’s projects a listen, but I am a musical luddite… which is why I’m just now given Syd Barrett a chance.
Faith No More reunited recently, and I wanted to see some footage of them, so I went to the the YouTube, on the interwebs. I found a nice audience video of them at Pukkelpop (where Them Crooked Vultures just played as well) performing Midlife Crisis.
Imagine my surprise when at 2:40, a dude stagedives about ten feet to faceplant on the ground. Ouch. The band stops playing and Mike Patton drops into the crowd to check on the guy. That’s a nice, cool, rockstar thing to do. When he gets back up, he says some stuff to the crowd about how fucked up that was, and how he’s not in a good place.
Then band kicks into the intrumental “Popcorn” for a bit, and then BOOM! They drop back into Midlife Crisis like the whole thing never happened. Many reunions are done for money, or to get another taste of the spotlight. This band is fucking tight. Nice nice nice. Enjoy it. If you just want the incident, start at 2:40.
Coolest shit ever?