The Monday Set: Faith No More – Brooklyn – 7/5/10

Faith No More
Williamsburg Waterfront
Brooklyn, NY
7/5/10

Faith No More was a band I was obsessed with for the majority of my formative years, since they released 1992’s “Angel Dust” (the greatest hard rock album of all time, at least in this writer’s humble opinion). I used to drop copious amounts of money on every import, single, and bootleg that my local CD shop owner could order, amassing quite an impressive collection in the end. Unfortunately, due to my parents’ restrictive anti-school night concertgoing policies and FNM’s policy of only playing the Northeast on weekdays, I was only able to catch them live on their final tour in 1997, when they finally played NYC and Philly on a weekend. It was awesome. Making it extra awesome was getting to watch openers Limp Bizkit get booed off stage halfway through their set at the Philly show. Faith No More broke up shortly afterwords, and we started seeing other people, moved on with our lives and expected to never see each other again.

Fast forward to early 2009. From out of nowhere (pun intended), Faith No More put out a press release stating that they were back together and preparing to tour the world. I was ecstatic. Then I waited…and waited…and waited for North American dates. Finally after a year of seeing the band post shows for every corner of the globe except for North America and Antarctica, I got not one, but TWO dates in my Brooklyn neighborhood. I kind of expected them to announce a full North American tour, but it turned out in the end that Coachella, 3 nights in San Fran, 2 Brooklyn dates and 1 night in Philly were all that their homeland was getting. I thought it was kind of a dick move, but what do I care, Faith No More was playing 2 shows in Brooklyn!

I was rewarded handsomely for my dedication. The two Brooklyn shows featured two radically different setlists. Faith No More is one of the only bands (in the non-dirty hippy jam band category) that is actually capable to not using a setlist and just playing whatever they feel like. The sets focused on a couple songs from each era, with a healthy dose of the wacky cover songs the band is known for (see Michael Jackson’s “Ben”, the Bee Gees’ “I Started a Joke”). Vocalist Mike Patton was his usual spastic, over the top self, and his stage banter is 2nd only to the Jesus Lizards’ David Yow in high-larity. I especially appreciated him referring to the audience as a bunch of “fucking hipsters”.

Unfortunately, I was only able to obtain audio evidence for the July 5th show, and even then I missed the encore due to dead batteries in my recorder (which seems to be a bit of a pattern around here lately). So now I present to you, in it’s entirety…sort of, Faith No More July 5th Williamsburg Waterfront:

July 2nd Setlist
Reunited
From Out of Nowhere
Land of Sunshine
Caffeine
Evidence
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Last Cup of Sorrow
Cuckoo for Caca
Easy
Midlife Crisis
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Ashes to Ashes
I Started a Joke
King for a Day
Epic
Just a Man

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Be Aggressive

We Care a Lot

July 5th Setlist
Midnight Cowboy
The Real Thing
Be Aggressive
Land of Sunshine
The Crab Song
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Last Cup of Sorrow
Chinese Arithmetic
Easy
Midlife Crisis
Digging the Grave
Ashes to Ashes
Ben
King for a Day
Epic
Just a Man

I Started a Joke
As the Worm Turns
We Care a Lot

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Sample:

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Download: Faith No More – Brooklyn – 7/5/10 – 499 MB

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