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).
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.