Friday, 5 March 2021

God bless YouTube: Keepin' The Faith

Something I learned today: Ed Lover & Doctor Dré had a 1990 Yo! MTV Raps spin-off called Da Show where Faith No More performed Epic and Edge Of The World live. Check out Mike Patton rigged out in pyjamas + Doc Marten boots, Ed & Dré doing Doo Wop backing vocals on the latter song, and Roseanne Barr's cameo at the end. Makes sense that Ed & Dré would have Faith No More on their show since FNM were the best Rap-friendly Rock band of that era, but still a pleasant surprise on the Worlds Are Colliding™ tip.

From what little online info there is about Da Show, it seems that it was just a one-off special. Pity it didn't blossom into a proper series which ran throughout 1990 with a buncha Worlds Are Colliding™ live performances eh? Picture the cameras rollin as Ed Lover did his Dance while Jane's Addiction played Been Caught Stealing or EMF performed Unbelievable or Suicidal Tendencies brought the house down with Send Me Your Money or Depeche Mode ran through Enjoy The Silence or Danzig knocked out Devil's Plaything or Sonic Youth hit a rendition of Kool Thing or Happy Mondays shambled through Kinky Afro or Slayer cranked out Seasons In The Abyss - such a show woulda been the ultimate Yo! MTV Raps soundclash with 120 Minutes and Headbanger's Ball.


step one said...

nice find. Been watching the 1990s Top Of The Pops recently. Good year, if slightly weird at times.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Me too. Essential Friday night viewing and definitely a bizarre time. Faith No More into Dream Warriors into The Farm into The KLF into Betty Boo into Cliff Richard into Dee-Lite into Timmy Mallet.

Seeing FNM taking the piss doing From Out Of Nowhere on TOTP was what made me a fan. No wonder the BBC wouldn't have them back again on TOTP after Epic proper blew up 😂

L.A said...

Groovy Train is the unofficial Scouse anthem.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Undeniable jam tbf.