So, I’m moving from one god, Tool, to another one, Faith No More. This is a very sensitive subject for me, I don’t know if I will have enough strength to complete this article without falling into tears. So Faith No more have finally released the very long awaited album, Sol Invictous. We had to wait 18 years for this. We should now have one minute of silence to fully understand the hugeness of this event. 18 years, I repeat, 18 years. This is even worse than Tool new album. Just realized that, since history repeats itself, we could perhaps assume that also Tool will release their new album after 18 years. So from 2006 album 10,000 days we add 18 years equals 2024, so still 8 years to wait. I like my calculations, they really do make sense.
So back to Faith No More. I know Sol Invictous is not really breaking news, I did do the comic strips last year when it actually came out and it was then the news of the year but at that time I did not have the blog. So I thought to post it anyway with retro-effect. I can’t live without underlining the hugeness of this event and write a proper article about it. We have all loved Sol Invictous, and we will always love Faith No More for ever and ever. Doesn’t matter if we get old, if the music changes, new trends, new instruments, alien invasions or ice age. Faith No More will always be in our heart, they will never age. This is because they are in our blood, we grew up with them, they were our shelter. Everything could go wrong, it did not matter, we had Faith No More, we had Angel Dust. I need another one minute of silence because this moment is too dramatic.
Everybody tried to copy Faith No More but nobody ever managed to be as cool. Never. Just consequences of the main force. They are the precursors of everything, including the Big Bang. No musicians should ever be respected if they cannot list all songs of Angel Dust in order of appearance. Once I went to Alice in Chains concert. I was wearing my Tool T-shirt. As you know, the T-shirt you wear is very important. I then saw a guy wearing an Angel Dust t-shirt. We stopped. We looked into each other eyes, very deeply and very seriously. We bowed down as a sign of reciprocal respect. We then gradually walked away from each other stepping backwards, without turning our back to each other. This was a sign of extremely deep respect.
Thank you Faith No more. I now need another one minute of silence.
Angel Dust be with us always and for ever. Amen.