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  • Coachella Artist Spotlight: Faith No More

    1 Feb 2010, 20:16 by Milkshake8

    http://cbskroq.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/coachella_artistspotlight_faithnomore.jpg?w=385&h=257

    In 1981, Bay Area California musicians Mike “Puffy” Bordin, Billy Gould, Mike Morris, and Wade Worthington formed a band called Faith No Man. A year later when Worthington was replaced by keyboardist Roddy Bottum, and Mike “The Man” Morris was ousted, the group began calling themselves Faith No More.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i7nPy271wQ

    After going through a series of singers which included Courtney Love, the band was joined by Chuck Mosely in 1983. The same year, Jim Martin was recruited to replace guitarist Mark Bowen. A four-song demo tape recorded in 1984 led to the band’s first real album, “We Care a Lot,” released on Mordam Records in 1985.

    Within a year the band signed up with Slash Records, and in 1987 their second album, “Introduce Yourself,” was released. The subsequent tour brought Faith No More a good deal of press in Europe…
  • Faith No More's Official Return

    26 Feb 2009, 06:44 by dthprod

    The official statement from the band:

    Faith No More has always stood out as some sort of unique beast; part
    dog, part cat--its music almost as schizophrenic as the personalities of
    its members. When it all worked, it worked really well, even if the
    chemistry was always volatile. Throughout our 17 years of existence, the
    mental and physical energy required to sustain this creature was
    considerable and relentless. Though amicable enough, when we finally
    split, we all followed paths seemingly destined to opposite ends of the
    universe.

    Yet during the entire 10 years that have passed since our decision to
    break up we've experienced constant rumors and requests from fans and
    promoters alike. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, none of us kept in
    regular touch, much less to discuss any possibilities of getting
    together.

    What's changed is that this year, for the first time, we've all decided
    to sit down together and talk about it. And what we've discovered is
  • Song Of The Day - 25 Apr 2008: Slow Down

    26 Apr 2008, 02:10 by sablespecter

    Ozzy Osbourne / "Slow Down" / Bark At The Moon (7) / Dec 1983

    Artist: Ozzy Osbourne
    Original Album: Bark at the Moon
    Track: Slow Down

    This is a SotD if I've ever chosen one, because I'm not sure there's one that could more accurately speak to me after this week.

    "You seem to run around and round in vain /
    People are saying that you've gone insane /
    Tell me just what you're running from /
    One day you're here and the next you're gone"

    This is one of my favorite Ozzy albums. I bought this on vinyl right before Christmas of eighth grade (still have that copy). I could hardly stand to wait until I had enough money after hearing all the continuous promo play on the radio. That was the last time I got fired up over an album from radio airplay until Appetite for Destruction came along the summer before senior year.

    If you have this on the original release CD, or on vinyl, or on cassette and want to buy a remaster, don't get the 2002 remaster…
  • Peeping Tom w/Pigeon John, Miho Hatori @TLA Philadelphia

    8 Apr 2007, 14:00 by kevincoyne

    Went to the Peeping Tom show last night. Sometimes, well most of the time, my job is pretty nice. See we distribute this label called Quannum. They had an artist opening for Peeping Tom, called Pigeon John. Because of that, I was guestlisted. The show was at the TLA in Philly. I got there about 7:30, the show started at 9. until John went on, I was able to talk to him, manager, and other people in the room. he was cool. Yes, I was hoping that while I was back stage, Mike Patton would happen to walk by, or in, but no it didnt happen. Oh well, I have another opportunity on Monday in New York.

    Anyway, so Pigeon John went on at 9pm sharp. Basically, he is a rapper. but he's different then your ordinary rappers. He's positive, upbeat, mixed with some cynical humor. I like what he does.. He has a guy that plays guitar/keys, and a drummer too. Was really good. Unfortunately, I had to miss the end of his set, to go feed the meter.

    Came back in and Miho Hatori was on stage. They were the 2nd act of the night. …