FAITH NO MORE released the single 'Ricochet' 23 years ago!
Faith No More released Ricochet on May 1st 1995 as the second single from King For A Day....Fool For A Lifetime.
The song was given the working title 'Nirvana' and it has been questioned whether the song is about the death of Kurt Cobain. But band members says 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 Bottum 1995
"That's my favourite song. I was sort of a fuckin' weasel, and... that wasn't gonna be on the record, but that song turned out so great that it pushed another song off the record. I think it sounds great, I love that song. I really love the choruses, where it gets really big, and it really takes off... I love that song. And that was the last song we wrote, as well. That was the 20th song that we wrote for this record. So I think it's really fitting that the first song that we wrote for the record and the last song that we wrote are both on it." - Mike Bordin 1995