When I first saw Faith No More in Wellington (1993) it was (and still is) one of the greatest gigs I’ve seen. And when Faith No More released its new album in 1995, King For A Day – Fool For A Lifetime, I was amped; anticipating the album and very excited to find they’d be touring again. The venue had changed, Wellington’s old show buildings; first and only time I would go a show there. We walked out. And it was a Saturday night. We had drinks at a friend’s place first and we were excited about it all – the opening acts weren’t much more than an annoying time-suck to us. It was all about the main act. And it wasn’t as great as the Angel Dust show – how could it be? But it was still magical. And there were moments. King was a good album – and if anything it sounds even better now (or is that I’ve just rediscovered it after time off?) One of my favourite bands – a brilliant band. Saw them three times in three different venues, three different line-ups (a new guitarist each time) and it was always brilliant.
The 1997 Album of the Year tour was great too.
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.