Yes, we do mean the bearded legend from ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’, but bear with us for a minute. Jim Martin may have played a variety of guitar styles in his time with Faith No More, The Officially Greatest Band That Ever Lived™, but when he was in a metal mood he played his Gibson Flying V with a crushing commitment that rivalled any of FNM’s contemporaries on the 1980s metal scene. ‘Surprise! You’re Dead!’ is a particularly uncompromising example, and it’s no surprise that its parent album – 1989’s ‘The Real Thing’ – also featured a cover of Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’.
Faith No More ‘Surprise! You’re Dead!’
Total Guitar issue 210 (originally on sale 24 December - 20 January) featured Tony Iommi on the cover and contained 11-pages of Iommi coverage, including an in-depth interview and a complete tab of 'Planet Caravan'.