It’s hard to explain just how much this album influenced my musically and got under my skin personally. It’s dark, eclectic, creative, psychedelic, colourful, playful, menacing, and probably Mike Patton’s most nuanced, technical vocal performances, with FNM at least.
Y’know the Faith No More gig in Santiago, Chile on November 14? Today the band has revealed two big pieces of news.
1) They’ll be playing the King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime album in its entirety
2) Trey Spruance will play guitar for the gig!
This is huge news! Spruance, genius from Mr. Bungle, Faxed Head and Secret Chiefs 3, played on the King For A Day album but didn’t play on the tour (Dean Menta was the band’s live guitarist during this era, before they hired Jon Hudson for Album Of The Year). King For A Day was a pretty damn influential album for me back in the day and I still give it a spin for a solid three weeks or so every year. If you’re not familiar with it, here are some clips. It’s a much darker, more aggressive, heavy and melodic album compared to the stuff they were better known for from The Real Thing and Angel Dust.