From the geeky frat boy induction of Patton they peaked with Angel Dust? With time this era only gets better?
With Angel Dust, FNM released the most influential album of the last 25 years.
to find a rock band who hadn't been chiefly influenced by FNM, Nirvana or NIN. Or, unpleasant as it may be to admit, the Chili Peppers.
I think Nevermind has influenced more than Angel Dust personally.
The Nevermind influence has been limited to what the medias called the "grunge" scene. At the exact same time, the "Brit pop" scene didn't have anything in common with that. When the grunge fad died, the following scenes ("return of rock", "return of new wave", 80's revival etc.) didn't have anything in common with that either.
The Angel Dust's influence, and especially the Mike Patton's influence, spans a whole 22 year period, from the "nu metal" scene (for better or worse, I give you that), to the "post hardcore" then the "mallcore" scenes, even to the "djent" scene these days.
were albums in dark times for music and boy did they both shine. Angel Dust took that RHCP sound and pulled it through avant garde - it is a much better album than it is given credit for. Nevermind rightly is held up as a classic, it is, but so is AD.
but you can't have it
Angel Dust just feels a bit too cartoony(?) sometimes.
Listening to it now, it sounds horribly dated. I prefer every subsequent album they did to it.
Best guitar tone ever on The Real Thing - faultless
Much as I'd love to be the try hard who says they were never the same after chuck Mosley left, I can't (although we care a lot is a hell of a tune). So, yes angel dust = best. Saw them on the angel dust tour at Glasgow barrowlands when I was 17 which was a life forming event.
very well indeed.
Chinese Arithmetic will always be my favourite FNM song.
Having been listening to them a fair bit recently, I think I might prefer King For a Day to Angel Dust now.
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