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Faith No More

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San Francisco, California, USA (1981 – 1998, 2009 – present)

Faith No More is an group that formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1981. Their music combines elements of various different genres, including heavy metal, funk, hardcore punk, progressive, electronica, soul, gospel, film scores, soft rock, R&B, hip hop and jazz, among many others.

Faith No More formed in 1981 out of the ashes of Faith No Man, a band formed in 1979 and headed by Mike “The Man” Morris. Roddy Bottum, Mike Bordin, and Billy Gould, all ex-Faith No Man members, decided they wanted rid of him, and rather than firing him, all three quit. They changed their name to Faith No More at the suggestion of a friend (as “The Man” was no more). After cycling through a few guitarists, the members recruited Jim Martin. A number of singers passed through, including a brief stint by Courtney Love. Chuck Mosley became the full time singer and appeared on their first two records. Their best known song from this era is probably “We Care a Lot”, which satirized the prevalence of charity-related rock efforts such as Live Aid and “We Are the World”.

The band gained a reputation for infighting and friction that sometimes went way beyond the limits of “creative differences.” In a notorious interview in 1987, Mosley claimed that Martin had hit him with a bottle, and there were frequent rumours of physical confrontations between band members. Indeed, in a short history of the band in one issue, the British music newspaper Melody Maker observed that the band’s internal relationships had descended into “pathological hatred”. Bordin in particular seemed to be very much the “whipping boy” of the band and the butt of numerous cruel pranks and practical jokes.

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  • Omnigraph

    Good to hear they will be playing more shows, hopefully they release another album in the not too distant future. I honestly thought that show at Brixton in 2012 was going to be the end of Faith No More for good.

    5 hours ago Reply
  • LiamVIII

    @MaximumPezcore - I agree with your ranking of this band's albums 100%. You cannot beat KFADFFAL - such a phenomenal album. Finally get to see this band on July 4th, waited over 10 years to see these.

    Yesterday 4:16pm Reply
  • nonnen8

    Faith No More is back!!!! :D [3]

    3 Apr 10:34pm Reply
  • nuclear-ass

    Faith No More is back!!!! :D [2]

    30 Mar 5:33pm Reply
  • mousa29

    4 July in Hyde Park!

    30 Mar 12:40pm Reply
  • Ceramic_Dog

    Faith No More is back!!!! :D

    30 Mar 8:27am Reply
  • lukabruka

    Does anyone know why is the mastering on "Angel Dust" so inferior to both "The Real Thing" and "King for a Day...", the recordings sound much more flatter and quieter than on their other albums.

    27 Mar 12:24am Reply
  • henriiquecrvg

    Angel Dust é de longe o melhor álbum da banda

    18 Mar 3:15am Reply
  • 40belowsummer

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    8 Mar 5:23pm Reply
  • velsu

    Hard to put it in to words how amazing this band was..

    6 Mar 8:41pm Reply
  • dr_bun

    i know that der

    6 Mar 2:29am Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    FNM makes very creative music. Check out 'King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime'. It has the guitarist from Mr. Bungle on it.

    4 Mar 8:44pm Reply
  • dr_bun

    yes all the other bands have much better players and make more creative music

    1 Mar 9:26pm Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    v Lol naww son.

    23 Feb 6:26am Reply
  • dr_bun

    the only album I think is any good is angel dust, by far the worst band mike patton was ever involved in

    20 Feb 11:33pm Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    In my opinion, King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime > Angel Dust > Album of the Year > The Real Thing > Introduce Yourself > We Care a Lot

    20 Feb 8:27am Reply
  • Anymarrie

    Esta banda me gusto mucho http://www.imperiometal.com/faith-no-more/

    20 Feb 4:34am Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    Much love for Introduce Yourself from me!

    18 Feb 9:22pm Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    No love for Introduce Yourself ?

    14 Feb 8:46pm Reply
  • BigCHeeseH

    Одна из лучших групп в мире[2]

    9 Feb 9:38pm Reply
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