Faith No More
Songs to Make Love To


4.0
excellent

Review

by OrbDragon USER (34 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 14 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist


Faith No More was inspired by their hit cover of the Commodores "Easy" to release a four track-compilation with songs about love. Three of them are covers, one of them is original (Das Schutzenfest, which I thought was a cover too at first).
01 Easy
This is a track we have all heard sometime. FNM's version of Easy was meant to be a joke song, but inadvertedly because their biggest hit after "Epic". The second verse of the original is not included in this cover. I love the cool guitar solo, and Patton hits every note perfectly. 4/5

02 Das Schutzenfest
If ya ask me, this is the entire reason to buy this compilation. Without a doubt one of the funniest songs I ever heard. It sounds like ski-hut polka music. Mike sings in German about a German couple on a shooting-party who will make love in a pig trough. The funniest part is when a dog seems to interfere, but you can easily tell the barking is a cheesey sample on a sythesizer key pressed repeatedly....HILARIOUS. Patton refers to a dick as a "Dudelschwanz" :lol: . The funniest part is when the ol' signature Bottum-keys come into the song...giving the song a warped, cheesey feel. The whole song is just great, addicting and funny no matter how many times you hear it. 4.5/5

03 Let's Lynch The Landlord
This is a Dead Kennedy's cover. It's more of a rockabilly waltz version instead of the thrusting alt punk of the original. It's got a really nifty bass line and has accordions. Really different, interesting interpretation...definitely worth listening to. Patton really does the 60's rockabilly vocal style perfectly....the man can sing anything, so no suprise there. If you are a Dead Kennedy's fan...this is prolly more a miss than a hit though. 4/5

04 Midnight Cowboy
A great rock interpretation from the old theme song...it's still captures the mood of the old west...but at the same time it still sounds like a Faith No More track. Like Easy, it's also on Angel Dust. 4/5

This is a nice EP, which shows FNM's other side a bit more...they were so much more than just a rock band...and Patton gets most of the credit for that, like it or not. This is one for the die-hard fans.



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Tomahawk
July 7th 2004


124 Comments


Yep this CD is cool. Das Shutzenfest is hilarious, especially when you read the translated lyrics. "Her arm pit was fresh and smelled like a summer morning".

I kind of miss hearing Patton really using his cheesy yet awesome singing voice. He hasn't really done that since Mr Bungle's "California".

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 7th 2004


2125 Comments


"(Alt. Rock/Patton)"

:lol: that's genius. Good review.

Distorted Vision
July 7th 2004


184 Comments


Yep, Patton is one of my favourite genres too.

I hadn't even heard of this EP, but good review.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 7th 2004


2125 Comments


I downloaded "Das Schutzenfest"

It's hilarious!! :lol:

Theleftside2
July 7th 2004


36 Comments


I had all these songs downloaded.
But I had them as B-sides.
I remember reading about this EP awhile back.

Great short review Orb.
But you forgot to add that hilarious album cover. :D

[img]http://fnm.com/lyrics/stmltcover.jpg[/img]

Also, There's an extended King For A Day ...Fool for a Lifetime release with ALL the B-sides and rare recordings added to it along with the songs that were already on KFAD.

In other words songs like I Started A Joke, Spanish Eyes, and Absolute Zero, are in the mix with Get Out, Just A Man, and Digging The Grave. ;)






...And yes I'm also a fan of that crazy Patton genre. :lol:

Jawaharal
October 22nd 2005


1832 Comments


Easy is such an awesome song.

NuMetalMania
December 29th 2005


325 Comments


What a mad CD, i didnt think these guys had this kind of music in them! Trip CD cover, one of the funniest covers ive ever seen anyway. Top review.

tom79
July 16th 2006


3384 Comments


It would be interesting to hear the DK cover.

Digging: Bent Outta Shape - Bent Outta Shape

kygermo
October 20th 2008


996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is just an awesome EP to have. And the DK cover is totally different from the original, and fantastic.

sexpoi
March 25th 2010


599 Comments


the album cover is pretty dam funny

porch
April 20th 2010


8460 Comments


Cool EP, Das Schutzenfest is hilarious

Rhino
April 26th 2010


71 Comments


Odd, with my user name, that this is the only FNM I don't own...I need to get it.

slagun
November 10th 2013


746 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This CD is nowhere to be found which is a shame

Log S.
September 4th 2014


44 Comments


nah i saw it like a month or so ago at a record store in california



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