Friday, February 22, 2008

Listening Post


A couple of weeks ago, I made what I think is a pretty damn good case for why 1992 was the single best year for music in at least the past three decades or so. (Listening Post: Last Decade, Dead Century Edition/2.1.08)

A couple of readers, however, were quick to point out a huge oversight on my part; I negected to mention an album that not only goes a long way in proving my theory, it stands as the best rock record of the 90s.

Faith No More's Angel Dust.

Here now, two reasons why it's become a modern classic -- starting with Midlife Crisis.



And, A Small Victory.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was a really fun album. Mike Bordin still kicks ass.

Still think Peter Gabriel should've gotten a mention. //c

Sean said...

I'm very glad you included A Small Victory; that's definitely my favorite track on the album, followed closely by Everything's Ruined.

I've used more than one of eMusic's 50 free download coupons in the last year or so; there was a time when they had pretty much the entire FNM catalog available, including the orignal 1985 debut, We Care A Lot, and the I Started A Joke and Songs to Make Love To EPs. That was a good day in my musical existence, to be sure.

cajun man said...

mike patt'on....pefec'shon

simian ratikus said...

I hadn't seen the 'victory' video before now. Thank you, Chez. What a gem.... I still play that record to people who've never heard it before and get a jaw drop in response.

I know Patton isn't a big fan of his FNM stuff, but I sure hope he's proud of Angel Dust.

One of the top 10 rock albums ever. No, i'm not humble.

'Caffeine' still gives me chills....

keep it up, Chez, keep it up.....

TK said...

My love and adoration for Mike Patton probably borders on the insane. My blog got its name from a Mr. Bungle album's liner notes. I honestly believe that Angel Dust is one of the top five greatest alternative albums... ever.

Riles said...

Dude, Fuck Yes. 1992 was a fantastic year for music. I was trying to find your original post about that year the other day, so I'm glad you linked it here (why no search on your site?).

Anyway, I don't know why I didn't buy Angel Dust. I loved The Real Thing, but didn't follow FNM after that. And I'm ususally a completist when it comes to music. After this post and reading TK's post about the group, I'm looking to buy the album on my next trip to the record store. Yes, I said record.

Anonymous said...

If you haven't heard his new band, Peeping Tom, check it out on iTunes or My Space. Total rawk.

micheal said...

have you accepted Mike Patton as your own personal Lord and Savior?

harris said...

The real oversight was "Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde." White bread.

Davy said...

Good move, Chez. I almost forgot about Angel Dust. I'm gonna pull my copy - early nineties Christmas present - from the rack right now.

RV, Crack Hitler, Be Aggressive... I lurrved those songs, and especially A Small Victory.