A live DVD and concert album of a performance of The Director’s Cut is being released through Patton’s Ipecac label in early September. To the fans, my “Holy shit!!!” was louder than your “Holy shit."
I'm a little bummed out that Dave Lombardo isn't part of this set, though. When I caught a Fantômas show in Philadelphia in 2005, watching Lombardo and Patton interact musically was fascinating. As much as Slayer sort of portray themselves as a one-and-done sort of band, (despite the fact that they've shown no real signs of being rundown or delivering anything as half-assed as Metallica), Lombardo exhibited musicianship I hadn't thought necessary for someone used mostly to play loud and fast. He actually made that show for me, even though the rest of the band played very well.
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FANTÔMAS DVD AND LIVE ALBUM, THE DIRECTOR’S CUT LIVE: A NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION, SET FOR SEPT. 6 RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 21 – Fantômas, the eclectic supergroup featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom), Buzz Osborne (Melvins), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, MadLove) and Dale Crover (Melvins, Shrinebuilder), release The Director’s Cut Live: A New Year’s Revolution on DVD and as a standalone audio download on Sept. 6 via Ipecac Recordings.
Filmed at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on Dec. 31, 2008, the DVD features audio commentary by comedian Neil Hamburger.
Fantômas released the studio version of The Director’s Cut in July of 2001. The album tackles a collection of beloved and eerie film compositions including Nino Rota’s “The Godfather,” Bernard Herrmann’s “Cape Fear” and Jerry Goldsmith’s “The Omen (Ave Satani).” Upon its release, Pitchfork said the release was “as cinematic as its source material” and NME called it “gleeful butchering.”
Two songs featured on The Director's Cut Live: A New Year's Revolution were not in the original release of The Director's Cut: Al Green's "Simply Beautiful" and Marc Bolan & T. Rex's "Chariot Choogle."
The Director’s Cut Live: A New Year’s Revolution track listing:
1. The Godfather
2. Night of the Hunter
3. Cape Fear
4. Experiment in Terror
5. One Step Beyond
6. Rosemary’s Baby
7. The Devil Rides Out
8. Spider Baby
9. The Omen (Ave Satani)
10. Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
12. Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion
13. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
14. Der Golem
17. Simply Beautiful
18. Chariot Choogle
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