On May 12th Burt Bacharach celebrates his 88th birthday.
Faith No More first performed their cover of Bacharach's song This Guy's In Love With You on the Album Of The Year tour on September 16th 1997 at 9.30 Club in Washington DC. It has since become a regular song within their set, and their faithful version has become a fan favourite.
Mike Patton is self confessed Bacharach fan. Mr Bungle covered his song 'What The World Needs Now' and Patton also sang a version of 'She's Gone Away' on the Tzadik release Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach.
'If you don't like his stuff, you don't know shit'
Here are various versions of This Guy's In Love With You for your viewing pleasure....
Herb Alpert | 1968
Music video for "This Guy's In Love With You," by Herb Alpert + The Tijuana Brass. The song became the first #1 hit single for the performer (Alpert), the writers (Burt Bacharach and Hal David), and the label (A+M Records).This video first appeared as a segment of the 1968 television special The Beat of the Brass.
Faith No More | 14.11.2011
Live at SWU Music and Arts Festival, Paulínia, Brazil.
Faith No More | 21.10.1997
Live at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
Faith No More | 16.06.2015
Maida Vale Studios, London, UK.