- Thank you to Metal Sucks for sharing our David Bowie / Bill Gould article. They also added some great insight of their own.
Faith No More’s Billy Gould Shares His Favorite David BowieSongs
The first concert Billy Gould ever saw was a David Bowie show in 1973, and the bassist once said that Bowie was one of “the big three ” musical artists that had an impact on him as a youth (the others, FYI, were John Lennon and the Sex Pistols). And while Bowie’s influence on Faith No More may not be glaringly obvious, it is apparent in at least one way: FNM’s diversity of sound. Like Bowie, Faith No More have never really stuck to one distinct style; just as 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust is pretty far removed, sonically speaking, from 1983’s Let’s Dance, so The Real Thing is vastly different from Album of the Year. They share a certain fearlessness with regards to artistic experimentation.
So, needless to say, Bowie’s passing hit Gould hard. In appreciation of our fallen icon, Gould has shared his list of his favorite Bowie tracks with Faith No More Followers. You can check those songs out below.
- A Bill Gould interview with Toazted, filmed at Pinkpop festival in 2015 has been uploaded to Youtube.
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