Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hey Kids, It's Mike Patton!

Good morning all. I'm about to head out and help my uncle out around his shop, but before I go, I thought I'd share with you a video of Faith No More's "I Started a Joke." This is a cover of a Bee Gees song, and also further evidence of Mike Patton's eccentric creativity. You'll recognize Tim from The Office, but the real treat is watching the guy sing, especially when he hits the chorus. There is a longer version with heckling and more dialogue, but I couldn't find it. I guess this will have to do.

Other notable FNM covers: "Easy" by Lionel Ritchie, "This Guy's in Love with You" by Burt Bacharach (a recent karaoke favorite around here and a last-minute add below), "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, and this doesn't even begin to touch upon his other groups' covers, including video game and movie themes. So enjoy, fooligans, I'm off.

"I Started a Joke"

"This Guy's in Love with You"


Anonymous said...

For the record, that's an amazing video. I watched the entire thing, mainly because I couldn't tear my eyes away from the spectacle. What Faith No More album would you recommend for me if I wanted to pick one up?

Grego said...

I've been dwelling over this question for quite a while...too long, actually. Both The Real Thing and Angel Dust are great, great albums. Easy answer: The Real Thing is my favorite of the two, so let's go with that (although I recommend you get both).