*****Faith No More @ "Rockefeller", Oslo, Norway 970724****** *****cool comment: hey, Rockefeller! Show me the MONEY!******
SETLIST (nerdily noted down on a receipt):
Introtape: Strauss- Alzo Sprach Zarathustra + "Caesar's Palace" thing showstyle entrance
- Midlife Crisis
- The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
- Be Aggressive
- Introduce Yourself
- Home Sick Home
- Naked in front of the computer
- King For a Day
- Ashes to Ashes
- Got That Feeling
- Just a Fisk(!)
- Last Cup of Sorrow
Well, they still do it for me! This, my fifth FNM show in Norway, was excellent.
Having read all the mixed emotions about this tour on the list, I was ready for anything -even disappointment. But the magic WAS there, FNM have GREAT new songs, LOTS of energy.
Still, it wasn't until Pristina that the usual FNM-show goosebumps crawled up my back. It was incredible, it was like somebody flicked a switch, and (invisible) walls between the stage and audience disappeared.
These may be big words, but it looked like band and audience started an energy ping pong game, taunting each other to higher and higher intensity.
Also notice on the setlist how they played more and more new stuff as the show progressed. In all, 8 songs off AOTY (which worked FINE by me)
So, anyway, a few songs into the show, people started smiling a little more, jumping a little more, shouting a little more. The band seemed really into it.
As usual at FNM-shows in Norway, people are throwing fish (Norwegian: "fisk") up on stage, expecting the band to do something funny with it. I guess this started at the first Oslo show in 1995 (cf. "Sentrum Scene" bootleg). So, on the stage lands this fileted salmon. Well, nothing much happens to it....until the intro of just a man. The sec-guards were hassling a crowd surfer, so Patton told them to take it easy with him, and he was invited on stage for some (dreadful!) karaoke. Hahahaha! He didn't know any of the words, but he was good at imitating Patton poses. And Mike finally picked up the fish, and stuffed it down the guy's pants. He subsequently stagedived to general cheers and discombobulation (what does that mean?)
Then, during the "Man was born to love"-part, the word FISK was substituted a lot. Hahahah! At the end he said: ...me I am JUST A FISK! It's become a cool running gag at FNM shows in Norway...
There was also some banter about "white metal" - the music to burn satanic churches to!
The new songs actuallt worked best, by me. Especially Pristina, LCOS. I didn't sense any "going through the moves", everybody had a good time by the looks of it.
Too bad they only played 1 hour 15 mins. (They looked genuinely sorry to have to leave so early)
I hope somebody taped this! (I'll check with Norwegian radio - they taped and broadcast the march 95 show)
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