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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 substantialcultfollowing.Bythetimetheyrecordedtheir first album in 1985, the band had already had a string of lead vocalists, includingCourtneyLove;theirdebut, We CareaLot,featured ChuckMosley's abrasive vocals but was driven by Jim Martin's metallic guitar.FaithNoMore's nextalbum,1987'sIntroduceYourself,was a more cohesive andimpressive effort; for the first time,the rapandmetalelements didn't sound like theywerefightingeachother. In 1988, the rest of the band fired Mosley; he was repl ...read more

With their fusion of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop, and progressive rock, Faith No More has earned a substantialcultfollowing.Bythetimetheyrecordedtheir first album in 1985, the band had already had a string of lead vocalists, includingCourtneyLove;theirdebut, We CareaLot,featured ChuckMosley's abrasive vocals but was driven by Jim Martin's metallic guitar.FaithNoMore's nextalbum,1987'sIntroduceYourself,was a more cohesive andimpressive effort; for the first time,the rapandmetalelements didn't sound like theywerefightingeachother. In 1988, the rest of the band fired Mosley; he was replaced by Bay Area vocalist Mike Patton during the recordingoftheirnextalbum,TheRealThing.Patton was a more accomplished vocalist, able to change effortlessly between rapping and singing,aswellasaddingaconsiderablymore bizarre slant tothe lyrics. Besides adding a new vocalist, the band had tightened its attackandtheresult was thegenre-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 AngelDust,oneofthemorecomplexandsimply confounding records ever released by a major label. Although it sold respectably,itdidn'thavethecrossover potentialofthe firstalbum. When theband toured in support of the album, tensions between the bandandMartinbegan toescalate; rumors thathisguitar wasstripped from some of the finalmixes of Angel Dust began to circulate.Asthe bandwas recording its fifthalbum in early 1994,itwas confirmedthat Martin had been fired from theband. Faith No More recorded King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime with Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance. DuringtourpreparationshewasreplacedbyDeanMentia. Mentia only lasted for the length of the King for a Day tour and was replaced byJonHudsonfor1997's Album oftheYear.Upon theconclusion ofthe album's supporting tour, Faith No More announced they weredisbandinginApril1998. Patton, whohadpreviously fronted Mr.Bungle and had avant-garde projects with John Zorn,formed anewbandnamed Fantômas withMelvins guitaristBuzzOsbourne,Mr. Bungle bassistTrevor Dunn, and formerSlayerdrummerDaveLombardo. Roddy Bottum continued with hisbandImperialTeen, who released their first album,Seasick,in1996.AposthumousFaith No More retrospective, Who Cares a Lot, appeared inlate1998.In2009, after eleven yearsofdissolution,FaithNo Moretoured Europewithout Jim Martin but with Patton as vocalist. A U.S.tourfolloweda yearlater. « hide

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LPs
Sol Invictus
2015

3.6
663 Votes
Album of the Year
1997

3.6
1,007 Votes
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
1995

4.1
1,428 Votes
Angel Dust
1992

4.4
2,543 Votes
The Real Thing
1989

4.1
1,826 Votes
Introduce Yourself
1987

3.2
561 Votes
We Care a Lot
1985

2.8
442 Votes
EPs
Songs to Make Love To
1993

3.5
72 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the Brixton Academy
1991

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

3.3
10 Votes
Original Album Series [Box set]
2011

4.6
24 Votes
Midlife Crisis: The Very Best Of
2010

4.2
14 Votes
The Very Best
2009

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

3.8
103 Votes
Who Cares a Lot?
1998

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

2.9
6 Votes

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