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Faith No More

With their fusion of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop, and progressive rock, Faith No More has earned a substantial cult following.Bythe time theyrecorded their first album in 1985, the band had already had a string of lead vocalists, including CourtneyLove;their debut, We Care a Lot,featured Chuck Mosley's abrasive vocals but was driven by Jim Martin's metallic guitar. FaithNoMore's next album, 1987's IntroduceYourself,was a more cohesive and impressive effort; for the first time,the rap andmetalelements didn't sound like they were fighting eachother.

In 1988, the rest of the ban ...read more

With their fusion of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop, and progressive rock, Faith No More has earned a substantial cult following.Bythe time theyrecorded their first album in 1985, the band had already had a string of lead vocalists, including CourtneyLove;their debut, We Care a Lot,featured Chuck Mosley's abrasive vocals but was driven by Jim Martin's metallic guitar. FaithNoMore's next album, 1987's IntroduceYourself,was a more cohesive and impressive effort; for the first time,the rap andmetalelements didn't sound like they were fighting eachother.

In 1988, the rest of the band fired Mosley; he was replaced by Bay Area vocalist Mike Patton during the recording of theirnextalbum, TheReal Thing. Patton was a more accomplished vocalist, able to change effortlessly between rapping and singing, aswellas adding aconsiderably more bizarre slant to the lyrics. Besides adding a new vocalist, the band had tightened its attack andtheresult was the genre-bending hit single "Epic," which established them as a major hard rock act.

Following up the hit wasn't as easy, however. Faith No More followed their breakthrough success with 1992's Angel Dust, oneofthe morecomplex and simply confounding records ever released by a major label. Although it sold respectably,it didn't havethecrossover potential ofthe first album. When the band toured in support of the album, tensions between the band andMartinbegan to escalate; rumors that hisguitar was stripped from some of the final mixes of Angel Dust began to circulate. Asthe bandwas recording its fifth album in early 1994, itwas confirmed that Martin had been fired from the band.

Faith No More recorded King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime with Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance. During tour preparationshewas replacedby Dean Mentia. Mentia only lasted for the length of the King for a Day tour and was replaced by Jon Hudsonfor1997's Album of theYear.Upon the conclusion of the album's supporting tour, Faith No More announced they were disbandinginApril 1998. Patton, who hadpreviously fronted Mr. Bungle and had avant-garde projects with John Zorn,formed a newbandnamed Fantômas with Melvins guitarist BuzzOsbourne,Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn, and former Slayer drummerDaveLombardo. Roddy Bottum continued with his band ImperialTeen, who released their first album, Seasick,in 1996. AposthumousFaith No More retrospective, Who Cares a Lot, appeared in late 1998.In2009, after eleven years of dissolution,FaithNo Moretoured Europe without Jim Martin but with Patton as vocalist. A U.S.tour followed a yearlater. « hide

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LPs
Sol Invictus
2015

3.8
176 Votes
Album of the Year
1997

3.6
722 Votes
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
1995

4
984 Votes
Angel Dust
1992

4.4
1,872 Votes
The Real Thing
1989

4.1
1,301 Votes
Introduce Yourself
1987

3.2
372 Votes
We Care a Lot
1985

2.8
277 Votes
EPs
Songs to Make Love To
1993

3.4
51 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the Brixton Academy
1991

3.6
108 Votes
Compilations
Original Album Series [Box set]
2011

4.5
14 Votes
Midlife Crisis: The Very Best Of
2010

4.1
10 Votes
The Very Best
2009

3.9
33 Votes
This Is It: The Best of Faith No More
2003

3.8
89 Votes
Who Cares a Lot?
1998

3.9
75 Votes

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