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Faith No More - Angel Dust (LP) - DELUXE EDITION - Vinyl Record LP

Faith No More - Angel Dust (LP) - DELUXE EDITION

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Faith No More's groundbreaking fourth album! 2015 deluxe 2 x LP limited reissue on 180g vinyl with new liner notes and rare bonus tracks!

Description

In 1992, Warner Bros. figured that lightning could strike twice at a time when oodles of (mostly horribly bad) funk-metal acts were following in Faith No More and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' footsteps. They sent the former into the studio, where they went in, recorded, and released a bizarro masterpiece. Mike Patton's work in Mr. Bungle proved just how strange and inspired he could get given the opportunity, and with that try-anything-once spirit now brought to his similarly minded colleagues in his more famous act, nothing was ignored. "Land of Sunshine" starts things off in a similar enough vein to The Real Thing, but Patton's vocal role-playing comes out as smarter and more accomplished, with the lyrics trashing a totally smug bastard with pure inspired mockery. From there, Angel Dust steps up the meta-metal of earlier days with the expected puree of other influences, further touched by an almost cinematic sense of storming atmosphere. The fact that the album ends with a cover of John Barry's "Midnight Cowboy" suits the mood perfectly, but the stretched-out, tense moments on "Caffeine" and the soaring charge of "Everything's Ruined" makes for other good examples. A Kronos Quartet sample even crops up on the frazzled sprawl of "Malpractice." Other sampling and studio treatments come to the fore throughout, not in a specifically hip-hop/techno-oriented way, but more as strange cutups and additional quirks, such as the distorted voices on "Smaller and Smaller." The band's sense of humor crops up more than once -- there's the hilarious portrayal of prepubescent angst on "Kindergarten," made all the more entertaining by the music's straightforward approach, or the beyond-stereotypical white trash cornpone narration of "RV," all while the music breezily swings along. Patton's voice is stronger and downright smooth at many points throughout, the musicians collectively still know their stuff, and the result is twisted entertainment at its finest.

-All Music

Tracklist

A1 Land Of Sunshine
A2 Caffeine
A3 Midlife Crisis
A4 RV
A5 Everything's Ruined
A6 Malpractice
B1 Kindergarten
B2 Be Aggressive
B3 A Small Victory
B4 Jizzlobber
B5 Smaller And Smaller
C1 Easy
C2 Midnight Cowboy
C3 Crack Hitler
C4 Midlife Crisis (The Scream Mix)
C5 The World Is Yours (Outtake)
D1 As The Worm Turns (Mike Patton Vocal)
D2 Das Schutzenfest
D3 Let's Lynch The Landlord
D4 Be Aggressive (Live 1992)
D5 Kindergarten (Live 1992)
D6 We Care A Lot (Live 1992)

Original Release Year: 1992

Label: Rhino Records

Catalog #: 0825646094608

Format: 2 x 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New

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