Faith No More’s Billy Gould Shares His Favorite David Bowie Songs
The first concert Billy Gould ever saw was a David Bowie show in 1973, and the bassist once said that Bowie was one of “the big three ” musical artists that had an impact on him as a youth (the others, FYI, were John Lennon and the Sex Pistols). And while Bowie’s influence on Faith No More may not be glaringly obvious, it is apparent in at least one way: FNM’s diversity of sound. Like Bowie, Faith No More have never really stuck to one distinct style; just as 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust is pretty far removed, sonically speaking, from 1983’s Let’s Dance, so The Real Thing is vastly different from Album of the Year. They share a certain fearlessness with regards to artistic experimentation.
So, needless to say, Bowie’s passing hit Gould hard. In appreciation of our fallen icon, Gould has shared his list of his favorite Bowie tracks with Faith No More Followers. You can check those songs out below.
Unfortunately, Gould didn’t elaborate on his reasons for selecting any of these tracks. But the list still provides insight into one of modern rock’s most fertile creative minds, and reflects Gould’s appreciation for a wide diversity of sounds. Enjoy:
As a bonus, here’s a “Midlife Crisis”/”Under Pressure” mash-up from DJ Rozroz: