Faith No More at Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 2nd of May 1990.
n the late 1980s, the crossover genre introduced itself to the music front. As if it were a delight, styles such as Metal, Rap, Funk, and all kinds of other music styles that could be found on this globe were mixed into a boundless energetic cocktail. For some, this new music movement for the 90s was too soft and for others too extreme. Keyboard player Roddy Bottum and singer Michael Patton were a bit overwhelmed by the rising popularity of Faith No More in England, where the barricades against stage diving were broken down by the audience during their shows. Trampled people, broken fingers and all kinds of other injuries were not uncommon and several times the band was forced to interrupt their performance. “Scary situations”, noted both gentlemen during the interview. The singles “From out of Nowhere” and “Epic”, from their recently released album “The Real Thing”, had become anthems in the alternative music scene of the UK. And the many tours over there had clearly paid off and the Netherlands followed. Witnessing the fact that Paradiso was quite packed. The band introduced their brand-new frontman, singer Michael Patton, to the public. Who provided the songs with the necessary load through his expansive and sometimes almost maniacal vocal lines. Matt Wallace, the man who produced the band's first demo tapes and the second long player “Introduce yourself” has since grown along with the musical development of the group. Similarly, the recently released record “The Real Thing” fell under his productional care and contained all the symptoms to become an instant classic.