Watch Faith No More’s Surprise In-Store Gig

Faith No More delivered a surprise set to shoppers at San Francisco’s Amoeba Records as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday celebration. The alt rock outfit announced the free all-ages performance earlier the same day – with help from a gimp, naturally.

Frontman Mike Patton and crew opened up the gig – which Diffuser reports as FNM’s first live set in the US in almost four years – with Motherfucker, the band’s first single in 17 years. Faith No More then moved through two cuts and a single before finishing on another newbie, thought to be titled Leader Of Men or Superhero.

Although the amateur footage is a little shaky audibly, you definitely get a sense that both FNM and fans are excited for the band’s new album, due out next year. Patton happily jokes around the crowd and delivers material, both new and old, with a fevered passion.

In a recent statement, FNM keyboardist Roddy Bottum said Motherfucker was an apt return single for the band, who are now independent with their own imprint Reclamation Recordings. “Motherfucker [is] a song about accountability. Basically we’ve created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we’re releasing it on our own label,” stated Bottum

“It’s a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage … y’know, stuff like that.”

Motherfucker was released as a limited edition seven inch as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. It will be digitally released on 9th December. Aussie fans will get to hear Motherfucker live when Faith No More tour as part of Soundwave 2015.

You can check out FNM’s Black Friday set below.

Faith No More Black Friday Setlist


As The Worm Turns


Ashes To Ashes

Leader of Men/Superhero

Faith No More @ Amoeba Records 28/11/14 Part 1

Faith No More @ Amoeba Records 28/11/14 Part 2

Faith No More – As The Worm Turns @ Amoeba Records 28/11/14

Faith No More – Spirit @ Amoeba Records 28/11/14

Faith No More – Ashes To Ashes @ Amoeba Records 28/11/14

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