I first encountered this song in writing, actually - in an issue of the Dirty Pair comic, where Kei and Yuri get drunk and sing Epic at karaoke.
A friend who knew Faith No More told me which song it was when I finally heard it on the radio. So I was pre-disposed to like it.
Still, when I hear it I don't really think of Kei and Yuri. I think "And Sir James Martin of Faith No More......founder of the Faith No More Spiritual and Theological Center." Thank you, George Carlina and Bill & Ted.