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With their fusion of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop, and progressive rock, Faith No More has 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 ThingPatton 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.
Following up the hit wasn't as easy, however. Faith No More followed their breakthrough success with 1992's Angel Dust, one of the more complex and simply confounding records ever released by a major label. Although it sold respectably, it didn't have the crossover potential of the first album. When the band toured in support of the album, tensions between the band and Martin began to escalate; rumors that his guitar was stripped from some of the final mixes of Angel Dust began to circulate. As the band was recording its fifth album in early 1994, it was confirmed that Martin had been fired from the band.
Faith No More recorded King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime with Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance. During tour preparations he was replaced by Dean Mentia. Mentia only lasted for the length of the King for a Day tour and was replaced by Jon Hudson for 1997's Album of the Year. Upon the conclusion of the album's supporting tour, Faith No More announced they were disbanding in April 1998. Patton, who had previously fronted Mr. Bungle and had avant-garde projects with John Zorn, formed a new band named Fantômas with Melvins guitarist Buzz OsbourneMr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn, and former Slayerdrummer Dave LombardoRoddy Bottum continued with his bandImperial Teen, who released their first album, Seasick, in 1996. A posthumous Faith No More retrospective, Who Cares a Lot, appeared in late 1998.

In 2009, after eleven years of dissolution, Faith No More toured Europe without Jim Martin but with Patton as vocalist. A U.S. tour followed a year later.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/faith-no-more-mn0000134729
| Closed on 04/03/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
7 Fans 
0%a. 10 (Awesome Band)
57%b. 7-9 (Good Stuff)
14%c. 5-6 (OK)
29%d. 1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of them)
0%e. WEAK ASS CRAP right here!

  
6 Comments | Sorted by Most Recent First | Red = You Disagreed
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#1 | 575 days ago

Not sure if I've ever heard of them...probably did, but just don't know it....I'm getting old....
1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of them)  
#2 | 575 days ago
Nick__ (+)

icfeet wrote:
Not sure if I've ever heard of them...probably did, but just don't know it....I'm getting old....
If you have, this would be the song

EPIC
7-9 (Good Stuff)  
#3 | 575 days ago

Mid Life Crisis, Ashes to Ashes, Everythings ruined my faves
7-9 (Good Stuff)  
#4 | 575 days ago

Shouldn't this be in the "One Hit Wonders" series?
5-6 (OK)  
#5 | 575 days ago
Nick__ (+)

richard_cranium wrote:
Shouldn't this be in the "One Hit Wonders" series?
Maybe?  Depends?


I know a ton of their songs and have heard, at least, 4-5 of their songs played on the radio, but, EPIC is really the only one that gets air time these days.
7-9 (Good Stuff)  
#6 | 574 days ago

I didn't even know this group existed til last year I think.
1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of them)  

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