Listen to Some Rarities and Remixes from Faith No More’s Angel Dust
Seeing Faith No More last month at New York City’s Webster Hall was nothing short of cathartic. I was at a point in my life where I fucking needed it in the worst way possible, and like a scion from the heavens Faith No More were there to scoop me up and make me whole again. I completely lost my shit during the Angel Dust songs… like totally, insanely, full-body lost it up in the pit. It felt that special kind of good that you can only feel when you’re singing along live with one of your favorite bands of all time. Magical.
So: Rhino Records is putting out deluxe edition reissues of Faith No More’s The Real Thing and Angel Dust today, and both have some rarities that most fans have never heard before even if some of them have been out in the wild for some time. In the case of Angel Dust we get a “Cooler Version” of FNM’s famous cover of The Commodores’ “Easy,” which is exactly that — chiller, smoother, lighter. We also get “As the Worm Turns” from the band’s 1985 Chuck Mosley-led debut We Care A Lot with Mike Patton on vocals, a sweet electronic remix of “A Small Victory” and a couple of other similarly rejiggered classics. There’s a 10-song live set from Germany in 1992, which honestly I could take or leave, but this reissue is worth it for the rarities alone. Love hearing new versions of songs I know so, so well.
Stream it all below. The deluxe version of The Real Thing can be streamed here.