You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy

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You Fat Bastards:
Live at the Brixton Academy
Video by Faith No More
Released (Video) August 20, 1990
(Audio) February 4, 1991
Recorded Brixton Academy, London
Saturday, April 28, 1990
Genre Alternative metal, funk metal
Length (Video) 58:28
(Audio) 51:05
Label Slash, London, Reprise, Rhino
Director John Booth
Producer Jessica Barford
Faith No More chronology
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy
(1990)
Video Croissant
(1993)
Alternative Covers
The cover of the promo EP
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy was the only officially released live album by Faith No More. It was recorded by William Shapland on April 28, 1990 in the Brixton Academy, London during the tour supporting their third studio album The Real Thing. It was released on August 20, 1990 Internationally and as an audio only version, under the name of Live at the Brixton Academy, in the United Kingdom on February 4, 1991 with two bonus tracks from The Real Thing sessions. The bonus tracks "The Grade" and "The Cowboy Song" were previously released on the "From Out Of Nowhere" 12" single but were added to this compilation in order for them to be available on CD. As a result they do not appear on the vinyl release of Live At Brixton Academy. The performance of the Black Sabbath song War Pigs was later included on the 1994 Black Sabbath tribute compilation Nativity in Black, making it the album's only live track. The reason for including this version, instead of the studio version from The Real Thing album, is unclear.

The video version was later released on a 2 disc DVD set with the video compilation Who Cares a Lot?.

Track lists[edit]

International video track list
No. Title Length
1. Untitled (Intro) 0:53
2. "From Out of Nowhere"   3:26
3. "Falling to Pieces"   4:57
4. "The Real Thing"   7:40
5. "Underwater Love"   3:29
6. "As the Worm Turns"   2:36
7. "Edge of the World"   5:18
8. "We Care a Lot"   4:04
9. "Epic"   4:46
10. "Woodpecker from Mars" (Instrumental) 5:30
11. "Zombie Eaters"   6:15
12. "War Pigs"   9:21
UK audio track list
No. Title Length
1. "Falling to Pieces"   4:47
2. "The Real Thing"   7:53
3. "Epic"   4:55
4. "War Pigs"   6:58
5. "From Out of Nowhere"   3:24
6. "We Care a Lot"   3:50
7. "Zombie Eaters"   6:05
8. "Edge of the World"   5:50
9. "The Grade" (Instrumental, from The Real Thing sessions (Not on vinyl edition)) 2:05
10. "The Cowboy Song" (From The Real Thing sessions (Not on vinyl edition)) 5:12
Performance set list[3]
No. Title Length
1. "From out of Nowhere"    
2. "Falling to Pieces"    
3. "Introduce Yourself"    
4. "The Real Thing"    
5. "Underwater Love"    
6. "As the Worm Turns"    
7. "The Crab Song"    
8. "Edge of the World"    
9. "The Morning After"    
10. "Chinese Arithmetic"    
11. "We Care a Lot"    
12. "Surprise! You're Dead!"    
13. "Epic"    
14. "Woodpecker From Mars"    
15. "Zombie Eaters"    
16. "Why Do You Bother"    
17. "War Pigs"    
18. "Easy"    

4 Live from 5 Fat Bastards[edit]

The promotional version contained 4 tracks from the same recording. Some rare copies of it came with a rubber fish, a reference to the music video for "Epic" which apparently Mike Patton was unaware of.[4]

Track list
No. Title Length
1. "Epic"    
2. "Zombie Eaters"    
3. "Edge of the World"    
4. "The Real Thing"    

Personnel[edit]

Faith no More
Production
  • Matt Wallace – mixing, producer on "The Grade" and "The Cowboy Song"
  • Jessica Barford – producer
  • John Booth – director
  • Will Shapland – engineer
  • Andrew Keightley - lighting designer

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Negele, Stefan. "Faith No More - 1990 - April - 28". Caca Volante. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  4. ^ the FNM discography, retrieved on August 25, 2009