God bless YouTube: Keepin’ The Faith

Something I learned today: Ed Lover & Doctor Dré had a 1990 Yo! MTV Raps spin-off called Da Show where Faith No More performed Epic and Edge Of The World live. Check out Mike Patton rigged out in pyjamas + Doc Marten boots, Ed & Dré doing Doo Wop backing vocals on the latter song, and Roseanne Barr’s cameo at the end. Makes sense that Ed & Dré would have Faith No More on their show since FNM were the best Rap-friendly Rock band of that era, but still a pleasant surprise on the Worlds Are Colliding™ tip.

From what little online info there is about Da Show, it seems that it was just a one-off special. Pity it didn’t blossom into a proper series which ran throughout 1990 with a buncha Worlds Are Colliding™ live performances eh? Picture the cameras rollin as Ed Lover did his Dance while Jane’s Addiction played Been Caught Stealing or EMF performed Unbelievable or Suicidal Tendencies brought the house down with Send Me Your Money or Depeche Mode ran through Enjoy The Silence or Danzig knocked out Devil’s Plaything or Sonic Youth hit a rendition of Kool Thing or Happy Mondays shambled through Kinky Afro or Slayer cranked out Seasons In The Abyss – such a show woulda been the ultimate Yo! MTV Raps soundclash with 120 Minutes and Headbanger’s Ball.