Faith No More

With their fusion of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop, and progressive rock, Faith No More have earned a substantial cult following. By the time they recorded their first album in 1985, the band had already had a string of lead vocalists, including Courtney Love; their debut, We Care a Lot, featured Chuck Mosley’s abrasive vocals but was driven by Jim Martin’s metallic guitar. Faith No More’s next album, 1987’s Introduce Yourself, was a more cohesive and impressive effort; for the first time, the rap and metal elements didn’t sound like they were fighting each other.
In 1988, the rest of the band fired Mosley; he was replaced by Bay Area vocalist Mike Patton during the recording of their next album, The Real Thing. Patton was a more accomplished vocalist, able to change effortlessly between rapping and singing, as well as adding a considerably more bizarre slant to the lyrics. Besides adding a new vocalist, the band had tightened its attack and the result was the genre-bending hit single “Epic,” which established them as a major hard rock act.

 

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Discography

 

We Care A Lot

  • Released: November, 1985
  • Label: Mordam
Introduce Yourself

  • Released: April 23, 1987
  • Label: Slash, Warner Bros.

 

The Real Thing

  • Released: June 20, 1989
  • Label: Slash, Warner Bros.

 

Angel Dust

  • Released: June 8, 1992
  • Label: Slash, Warner Bros.

 

King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime

  • Released: March 28, 1995
  • Label: Slash, Warner Bros.

 

Album of the Year

  • Released: June 3, 1997
  • Label: Slash

 

Sol Invictus

  • Released: May 19, 2015
  • Label: Reclamation! Ipecac

 


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