Faith No More released Ricochet on May 1st 1995 as the second single from King For A Day....Fool For A Lifetime.
Kerrang | April 1995 | KKKK
FNM seemed to have reverted back to some primal, all hell break-loose honest rock band with their latest album 'King For A Day'. The weirdest metal quintet there is seem to be a little less weird nowadays.Their second single from 'King For A Day' is a slow burning guitar-based anthem that will still make their contemporaries weak at the knees. Trey Spruance (their new / old guitar player) shows off some handy licks, while the backbone of Billy Gould and Mike Bordin never falter. Like the rest of the album Roddy Bottum's keys are sadly absent apart from the odd chord here and there. Mike Patton proves he still has the best voice and most twisted lyrics around. Great song, great album, great band.
The song reached number 27 in the UK charts, 58 in Australia.
Referred to by the band as Nirvana on set-lists it has been questioned whether the song is about the death of Kurt Cobain. But band members say the only reason for this is that the song was written on the day of his death.
"It was written the day that Kurt died. That's just why it was called "Nirvana." (Pause.) I like that one. The vocal harmonies are really really great. And those are my favourite lyrics on the record." Roddy 1995
NME | February 1995
Several lyrics on 'King' seem to snarl against the trap of celebrity, entrapment and the ageing process. But Patton dismisses any suggestion that the Kurt Cobain saga had any effect on him ("I didn't know him or anything").As a singer in a rock n roll band who may have gone through some of the same things that he did, you had no thoughts or feeling about the whole business?
"What can I say? (Laughs). What can I say? I'm sorry? Bad things happen, y'know? I'm sure it wasn't as great as everyone thinks it was."What wasn't?"His suicide, I'm sure wasn't such a glamorous event."