Saturday, May 23, 2015

The 11 Best Songs By Imperial Teen

It's Faith No More week but that doesn't mean the Mike Patton gets all the guts and glory.  Let me tell you...he wants them, too; but it's more about the guts than the glory.  Keyboardist Roddy Bottum may have the second best post-FNM career to Patton; it is just a lot less known since Patton has 50 side projects and is everywhere.  Roddy's band Imperial Teen has had a decent life of its own and they deserve their own list. 
  1. Out From Inside (Feel The Sound)
  2. Alone In The Grass (What Is Not To Love)
  3. Over His Head  (Feel The Sound)
  4. Don't Know How You Do It (Feel The Sound)
  5. Year of the Tan (What Is Not To Love)
  6. Shim Sham (The Hair The RV The Baby and The Band)
  7. All The Same (Feel The Sound)
  8. Undone (On)
  9. Balloon (Imperial Teen)
  10. My Spy (On)
  11. 21st Century (The Hair The RV The Baby and The Band)
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

The 11 Best Live Music Performances on the David Letterman Show

Thank you, Dave. Here are the 11 Best Musical Performances on the David Letterman Show: 1.  Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days 2.  Future Islands - Seasons 3.  Foo Fighters - Everlong 4.  R.E.M. - So Central Rain 5. Beastie Boys - Ch-Ch-Check It Out 6.  Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner 7.  Eminem & Jay-Z - Renegade 8.  The Orwells - Who Needs You 9.  The Vines - Get Free 10.  James Brown - Sex Machine (July 12, 1982) 11.  Eddie Vedder - Black      

The 11 Best Songs By Mr. Bungle

When Mike Patton joined Faith No More, he was wilder and crazier than any other frontman at the time.  He made Axl Rose look like a librarian. Patton was so wild and crazy...that one band could not contain him.  He kept it together for his stint in Faith No More...which by Mike Patton standards was keeping it together.  He unleashed his insanity in his side project known as Mr. Bungle.  Get ready for one wacky playlist.
  1. Carousel (Mr. Bungle)
  2. Slowly Growing Deaf (Mr. Bungle)
  3. Retrovertigo (California)
  4. Vanity Fair (California)
  5. Squeeze Me Macaroni (Mr. Bungle)
  6. Pink Cigarette (California)
  7. The Girls of Porn (Mr. Bungle)
  8. Quote Unquote (Mr. Bungle)
  9. Phlegmatics (Disco Volante)
  10. My Ass Is On Fire (Mr. Bungle)
  11. Chemical Marriage (Disco Volante)
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The 11 Best Songs By Tomahawk

In the long hiatus between Faith No More albums, the band members kept busy.  The busiest of them all was Mike Patton and his six octave range who released 23 albums and almost 50 guest appearances.  You couldn't stop him, you could only hope to contain him.  It was inevitable for Faith No More to get back together because Mike Patton was running out of people to play with!  One of the most successful post-FNM projects was Tomahawk, featuring Duane Denison of The Jesus Lizard, Kevin Rutmanis of the Melvins and John Stainer of Helmet. 
  1. Stone Letter (Oddfellows)
  2. Rape This Day (Mit Gas)
  3. Capt Midnight (Mit Gas)
  4. Sweet Smell of Success (Tomahawk)
  5. God Hates A Coward (Tomahawk)
  6. Mayday  (Mit Gas)
  7. Sun Dance (Anonymous)
  8. I.O.U. (Oddfellows)
  9. Laredo  (Tomahawk)
  10. M.E.A.T. (M.E.A.T.)
  11. Totem (Anonymous)
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Monday, May 18, 2015

The 11 Best Songs By Faith No More

I have been on an extended hiatus...but if Faith No More can find it in themselves to put out a new album, I can devote this whole week to them.  That's's Faith No More week.  5 days...5 Faith-based lists.
  1. From Out of Nowhere (The Real Thing)
  2. Midlife Crisis (Angel Dust)
  3. Falling To Pieces (The Real Thing)
  4. Zombie Eaters (The Real Thing)
  5. Digging The Grave (King For A Day)
  6. Kindergarten (Angel Dust)
  7. King For A Day (King For A Day)
  8. Land of Sunshine (Angel Dust)
  9. Underwater Love (The Real Thing)
  10. Be Aggressive (Angel Dust)
  11. The Cowboy Song (Live At Brixton Academy)
Buy Faith No More's new album, Sol!!!