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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 timetheyrecordedtheir first album in 1985, the band had already had a string of lead vocalists, including CourtneyLove;their debut, We Care aLot,featured ChuckMosley's abrasive vocals but was driven by Jim Martin's metallic guitar. FaithNoMore's next album, 1987'sIntroduceYourself,was a more cohesive andimpressive effort; for the first time,the rap andmetalelements didn't sound like they were fightingeachother.

In 1988, the rest of the band fired ...read more

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

In 1988, the rest of the band fired Mosley; he was replaced by Bay Area vocalist Mike Patton during the recording of theirnextalbum, TheRealThing.Patton was a more accomplished vocalist, able to change effortlessly between rapping and singing, aswellas adding aconsiderablymore bizarre slant tothe lyrics. Besides adding a new vocalist, the band had tightened its attack andtheresult was the genre-bending hitsingle "Epic," which establishedthem 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, oneofthemorecomplex andsimply confounding records ever released by a major label. Although it sold respectably,it didn't havethecrossover potentialofthe first album. When theband toured in support of the album, tensions between the band andMartinbegan to escalate; rumors thathisguitar was stripped from some of the finalmixes of Angel Dust began to circulate. Asthe bandwas recording its fifth album in early 1994,itwas confirmed that Martin had been fired from theband.

Faith No More recorded King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime with Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance. During tour preparationshewasreplacedby DeanMentia. Mentia only lasted for the length of the King for a Day tour and was replaced by Jon Hudsonfor1997's Album oftheYear.Upon the conclusion ofthe album's supporting tour, Faith No More announced they were disbandinginApril 1998. Patton, whohadpreviously fronted Mr. Bungle and had avant-garde projects with John Zorn,formed a newbandnamed Fantômas with Melvins guitaristBuzzOsbourne,Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn, and formerSlayer drummerDaveLombardo. Roddy Bottum continued with his bandImperialTeen, who released their first album, Seasick,in 1996.AposthumousFaith No More retrospective, Who Cares a Lot, appeared in late1998.In2009, after eleven years of dissolution,FaithNo Moretoured Europewithout Jim Martin but with Patton as vocalist. A U.S.tour followeda yearlater. « hide

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LPs
Sol Invictus
2015

3.6
478 Votes
Album of the Year
1997

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

4.1
1,169 Votes
Angel Dust
1992

4.4
2,175 Votes
The Real Thing
1989

4.1
1,539 Votes
Introduce Yourself
1987

3.2
455 Votes
We Care a Lot
1985

2.8
341 Votes
EPs
Songs to Make Love To
1993

3.4
62 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the Brixton Academy
1991

3.7
126 Votes
Compilations
We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition)
2016

3.3
6 Votes
Original Album Series [Box set]
2011

4.6
20 Votes
Midlife Crisis: The Very Best Of
2010

4.1
14 Votes
The Very Best
2009

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

3.8
98 Votes
Who Cares a Lot?
1998

3.9
79 Votes
Fool's Small Victory: B-Sides and Rarities '90-'95
1995

2.5
2 Votes

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