No-one loves every song equally on this album, for one - personally, I find the heavier groove metal of Cuckoo For Caca comes over as more obnoxious than compelling, and the following Caralho Voader 's gentler meander quite the opposite. But Faith No More were always a polarising band, with many different personalities, and the ones on show here are sure to divide opinion - not least because you can see those opinions shifting in time.
Tracks that rarely get mentioned by fans Ugly In The Morning , anyone? And that's one of this album's most significant flaws to me, it's too packed - fourteen songs and fifty-plus minutes that no-one could love in its entirety. Whether you want to cut the slow, swinging country-rock of Take This Bottle or the slightly directionless symphonic ballad Last To Know despite the rather lovely Sabbath -y riffing , you want to cut something away.
Of course, no-one wants to cut islands of pure brilliance like King For A Day , at once epic and sinister, with one of the slowest and most compelling outros of any Faith No More song I can think of Patton's repeated "don't let me die with that silly look in my eyes" is chilling. And that the brilliance simply oozes out of King For A Day By the time you've gotten to lovely finale Just A Man , complete with gospel choir, you feel all fifty minutes of the album where Angel Dust 's hour flew by.
Entertaining to read and the summary is to the point. This album deserves nothing but a 5. Faith No More King for a Day Fool for a Lifetime 5. Review Summary: "Making this record was like taking a very satisfying shit"- Mike Patton. Rank: 87 for With this offer came a book of listings that showed the cheaper cds that usually went for a whopping one dollar, or less. I saw that the cd was for 99 cents, and purchased it immediately.
I tried to get this album before, but oddly enough, the record stores I went to just did not carry it. Granted, FNM had broken up about a year and a half before I got into them, so my curiosity was still huge. It felt like years before the cd was delivered. It was the freshest thing I had ever heard, and I look back at the Summer of with that cd in mind. I can recall clearly setting up my cd player outside while going swimming with my best friend, and two cute girls that lived around the way.
I took the album everywhere with me, and my friends started to get concerned. This girl I was into was perfect. I saw wedding bells in my future, and everything just seemed right. However, she went on to date somebody else, and I fell into a deep depression that truly took over me. Little did I know then that I would completely fall in love with the band again. It lit a fire under my ass, and I felt like that little teenager again swimming with the girls.
Here I was listening to them again as if I had just heard them for the first time. Even the girl that broke my heart took a liking to the band, and that made me feel so mushy and real. Bungle to handle six-string duties for 's King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime. While it wasn't exactly the mind-bending masterpiece that 's Angel Dust was, it was easily their most musically straightforward album and was another challenging, exceptional release. As on Angel Dust , Patton truly shines on vocals, as he tackles any genre put in front of him -- romantic love songs the soulful smooth funk of "Evidence" , bile-spitting rants of hate "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" , cacophonous freak-outs "Ugly in the Morning" , gospel the lighthearted album closer, "Just a Man" , and breezy pop "Caralho Voador".
It is moody and foreboding, however the jangly guitars speak of some kind of allure to this emotion which is an almost beautiful, melancholic feeling. It is a perfect housing for the lyrics, which I interpret as describing a person who has given there life to vanity for their 15 minutes of fame. Patton's restrained vocal delivery gives him the character of a bitter asshole brooding, as the song rolls along the dynamics change to an explosive crescendo until eventually we have the final run, a return to the alluring sadness of the beginning with the sad bassline, jangly chords and a single muttered lyric Don't let me die with that silly look in my eyes repeated over and over again.
This is perhaps the most spine-chilling moment on the album, the theatrics of King For A Day show a band with amazing potential. What A Day is another rock belter in a similar vein to the rest on the album such as Get Out , Ricochet and Digging The Grave , albiet a slower and slightly more forgettable one which is perhaps one of the weaker tracks on here. The Last To Know is another beautiful and underrated song, more great vocal delivery with the arrangements consistenting mostly of power chords on guitar.
There are is some great keyboard work in the background, the solo melodic and pretty with some suitably well written lyrics. Just A Man ends the note on a high point, just when you thought the novelty of genre-bending would of gotten old they decide to dip into gospel. Oh boy, this could be woeful if it was any other band but just like Evidence and Take The Bottle not only do they do it they do it well.
Not leaning precisely towards traditional gospel, this song is the kind of in-between genres mash only FNM can pull off this way and still sound sincere. Lyrically and musically this is gold, this is the kind of epic cut where live perfomances always hit the right spot because it just a great song. In short King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime is an excellent album. It is by no means perfect, but Faith No More were one of the greatest left field rock acts of the 90's and this album is one of their very best.
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