FAITH NO MORE released the single 'A Small Victory' 26 years ago!
On August 3rd 1992 Faith No More released A Small Victory as the second single from Angel Dust. The video was directed by Marcus Nispel (C&C Music Factory) and is an extreme departure from previous FNM videos. It is lavish and abstract film featuring references to war and torture with rather dramatic close-ups of the band.
In 2013 Mike Patton said "It looks really nice and we spent way too much money on it. I think we are still paying for it in lots of ways.", comparing it to a "a perfume commercial or a fashion shoot."
Bill Gould was much more complimentary of the video:
"It's totally different than any video we've ever done; 'A Small Victory' is pretty much a dance song more than anything, it's the most extreme we've ever taken that, so we had to have a visual to complement it." - Bill Gould 1993
"We also wanted something very slick, something that looked really well-done, no tricks. The last video ('Midlife Crisis') was beautiful looking but it had a weird photography style and a weird kind of color." - Bill Gould 1993
"Think of a Madonna video but see us in it instead. It doesn't make any sense, but at the same time it's perfect." - Bill Gould 1993
Witness the making of the video.