Roddy Bottum, Faith No More / Imperial Teen / Crickets

Roddy Bottum Faith No More keyboard player

Roddy Bottum would be best known to most listeners as the keyboard player in the phenomenally successful hard rock outfit Faith No More. However as we’ll learn, Roddy is a musician with a prolific and diverse output, which includes the indie pop sensibilities of Imperial Teen, the dancey electronica of Crickets and the doomy metal of Nastie Band – all current projects. Add to this his current COVID isolation inspired collaboration with his Partner Joey Holman and his film score and opera work, it’s fair to say that Roddy is not only an excellent keyboard player, but a truly creative artist with plenty to share.

Links to content mentioned during the show:  

Faith No More – Live 2015 at Hellfest

Roland Juno 6

The amazing Duane Hitchings

Man On Man – Baby, You’re My Everything  

E-mu Emax

Sequential OB-6

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock

Africola Restaurant in Adelaide

Imperial Teen – Don’t Wanna Let You Go

Roddy’s Film and TV compositions


Nastie Band – Falling In Love Again

Crickets – Elastic

Sasquatch: The Opera

Roddy’s Bandcamp releases

Desert Island Discs:  Self-Titled – Roxy Music, The Wiz Soundtrack, 1999 – Prince, 20 Jazz Funk Greats – Throbbing Gristle, Hunky Dory – David Bowie.

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