FAITH NO MORE

Alternative Metal / Funk Metal • United States
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Faith No More are an alternative metal group that formed in San Francisco, California in 1982. Their music combines elements of heavy metal, funk, hardcore punk, progressive, soul, hip hop, and jazz, among many others. Their sound is influenced by Eric Burdon, Killing Joke and Frank Zappa, among many others.

Faith No More formed in 1982 out of the ashes of Faith No Man, a band formed 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
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The Real ThingThe Real Thing
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Music On Vinyl 2013
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Sol InvictusSol Invictus
Ipecac Recordings 2015
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Angel DustAngel Dust
Music on Vinyl 2013
$25.49
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This Is It: The Best Of Faith No MoreThis Is It: The Best Of Faith No More
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Album Of The Year (2016 Remaster)(2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)Album Of The Year (2016 Remaster)(2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)
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Introduce YourselfIntroduce Yourself
Music on Vinyl 2013
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King For A Day...Fool For A Lifetime (2016 Remaster)(2CD)King For A Day...Fool For A Lifetime (2016 Remaster)(2CD)
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RHINO/SLASH 2016
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Triple Album CollectionTriple Album Collection
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The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits CollectionThe Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection
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$8.30 (used)
We Care A LotWe Care A Lot
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$6.98
$6.32 (used)
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FAITH NO MORE We Care A Lot album cover 2.99 | 27 ratings
We Care A Lot
Funk Metal 1985
FAITH NO MORE Introduce Yourself album cover 3.29 | 32 ratings
Introduce Yourself
Funk Metal 1987
FAITH NO MORE The Real Thing album cover 4.08 | 75 ratings
The Real Thing
Funk Metal 1989
FAITH NO MORE Angel Dust album cover 4.41 | 88 ratings
Angel Dust
Alternative Metal 1992
FAITH NO MORE King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime album cover 3.77 | 42 ratings
King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime
Alternative Metal 1995
FAITH NO MORE Album Of The Year album cover 4.03 | 46 ratings
Album Of The Year
Alternative Metal 1997
FAITH NO MORE Sol Invictus album cover 3.52 | 15 ratings
Sol Invictus
Alternative Metal 2015

FAITH NO MORE EPs & splits

FAITH NO MORE Songs To Make Love To album cover 2.35 | 4 ratings
Songs To Make Love To
Alternative Metal 1993

FAITH NO MORE live albums

FAITH NO MORE Live At The Brixton Academy album cover 3.62 | 12 ratings
Live At The Brixton Academy
Alternative Metal 1991

FAITH NO MORE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

FAITH NO MORE re-issues & compilations

FAITH NO MORE Who Cares A Lot? The Greatest Hits album cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
Who Cares A Lot? The Greatest Hits
Alternative Metal 1998
FAITH NO MORE This Is It: The Best Of Faith No More album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
This Is It: The Best Of Faith No More
Alternative Metal 2003
FAITH NO MORE Epic And Other Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Epic And Other Hits
Funk Metal 2005
FAITH NO MORE The Platinum Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Platinum Collection
Alternative Metal 2006
FAITH NO MORE The Works album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Works
Alternative Metal 2008
FAITH NO MORE The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection
Alternative Metal 2009
FAITH NO MORE Midlife Crisis: The Very Best Of Faith No More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midlife Crisis: The Very Best Of Faith No More
Alternative Metal 2010

FAITH NO MORE singles (20)

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2.25 | 2 ratings
Quiet In Heaven / Song Of Liberty
Alternative Metal 1982
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2.75 | 2 ratings
We Care A Lot
Funk Metal 1987
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Anne's Song
Funk Metal 1988
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2.75 | 2 ratings
Epic
Funk Metal 1989
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2.00 | 1 ratings
From Out Of Nowhere
Alternative Metal 1989
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Falling To Pieces
Funk Metal 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
I'm Easy
Alternative Metal 1992
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2.50 | 2 ratings
Midlife Crisis
Alternative Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Everything's Ruined
Alternative Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
A Small Victory
Alternative Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Another Body Murdered
Alternative Metal 1993
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2.75 | 2 ratings
Ricochet
Alternative Metal 1995
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3.00 | 2 ratings
Evidence
Alternative Metal 1995
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3.25 | 2 ratings
Digging The Grave
Alternative Metal 1995
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2.75 | 2 ratings
Last Cup of Sorrow
Alternative Metal 1997
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3.00 | 2 ratings
Ashes to Ashes
Alternative Metal 1997
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Stripsearch
Alternative Metal 1997
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2.00 | 1 ratings
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
Alternative Metal 1997
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2.00 | 1 ratings
We Care A Lot / I Started A Joke
Alternative Metal 1998
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2.00 | 1 ratings
I Started a Joke
Alternative Metal 1998

FAITH NO MORE movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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4.50 | 1 ratings
You Fat Bastards: Live At The Brixton Academy
Alternative Metal 1990
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Video Croissant
Alternative Metal 1993
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Who Cares A Lot? The Greatest Videos
Alternative Metal 1999
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3.50 | 2 ratings
You Fat Bastards / Who Cares A Lot?
Alternative Metal 2006

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FAITH NO MORE We Care A Lot

Album · 1985 · Funk Metal
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What can truly be said to accurately sum up Faith No More’s 1985 debut, ‘We Care a Lot’? It’s a complete smorgasbord of styles and influences, all mashed up together in a brief 34-minute flurry of experimentation.

And yet, while it’s a little rough around the edges (okay, maybe more than a little), there’s an interesting charm about it that shows a band who, underneath all the random madness, knows what they’re doing. The low-budget production gives the album a very rough sound, at times making certain instruments indistinguishable, and sometimes the vocals can be a bit jarring, but overall, there’s a lot of potential here for what the band can achieve.

Songs like ‘We Care a Lot’ (which will be re-recorded on the bands next release), ‘The Jungle’, ‘Arabian Disco’, and the hidden gem, ‘As the Worm Turns’, are all decent tracks that, while inferior to the bands later output and somewhat hindered by vocalist Chuck Mosley’s repetitive style, show a band that are not following any particular blueprint or trend.

Blending rock, metal, funk, punk, hip-hop, synthpop, and anything else you can throw into the mix, it sounds like this should be a complete mess, but the Californian five-piece do manage to string it all together. And while the compositions are very raw and unpolished, you can already hear just in this short release that the band can, and will, improve over time and go on to release much stronger albums.

FAITH NO MORE King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime

Album · 1995 · Alternative Metal
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Warthur
With Jim Martin out, having had enough of the experimental direction the band had taken, Faith No More turned to Mike Patton's Mr Bungle collaborator Trey Spruance to take on guitar duties for the recording of this album. If you're excitedly hoping for the "Mr Bungle meets Faith No More" fusion you might expect from such a turn of events, you're going to be left disappointed; with Patton and Spruance issuing both new Mr Bungle releases and solo efforts at this time (with Spruance in particular gearing up the Secret Chiefs 3 project), much of their more extreme and idiosyncratic moments were saved for those.

What you get here instead is a far more relaxed album than the foreboding cover art would lead you to expect - it's Faith No More kicking back and dabbling in bossa nova, lounge and disco music with bits of half-baked metal stuck in because they seem to have feel obliged to include it. There's lots of interesting experiments on here, but they don't seem to point to a cohesive whole or a convincing direction for the band's future. Sure, Angel Dust was pretty freaky in its own way, but it had that meaty funky bass going to give some sort of connection to where the band had been and there seemed to be a particular aesthetic shape they wanted, but that's not the case here. It's undeniably interesting, but this is where I get off the Faith No More train.

FAITH NO MORE Songs To Make Love To

EP · 1993 · Alternative Metal
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Warthur
The Songs To Make Love To EP is basically the sound of Faith No More messing about, though given the goofy cover art I'm not sure you could expect anything else. The unexpectedly straight cover of the Commodores' Easy is charming, but doesn't hold a candle to the original, whilst Das Schutzenfest is the sort of messing about you expect on a Mr Bungle album, though there it'd only last a minute or so rather than the 3 unforgiving minutes it sticks around for here. Their cover of the Midnight Cowboy theme you probably already have if you are at all interested in the Angel Dust era, and their lounge music cover of Let's Lynch the Landlord is a funny goof-off that feels like it's trying a bit too hard - probably because the Dead Kennedys already did lounge parodies of their own music long before. Collectors only.

FAITH NO MORE Introduce Yourself

Album · 1987 · Funk Metal
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Warthur
After the stylistic variety of their debut, We Care a Lot, Faith No More got to record this album with tighter production values. The end result is a substantially less varied and experimental release, the band focusing instead on the funk metal style that they'd flirted with on their first release and producing a pioneering example of that style. Between the title and the inclusion of a superior version of We Care a Lot from the debut, this album seems intended to, if not replace the debut album, at least act as a "new listeners start here" release.

The irony of this is, of course, that this album is actually not that representative of the rest of Faith No More's sound. With their experimental instincts creeping back in on The Real Thing and running riot from Angel Dust onwards, they'd never produce such a straight-down-the-line funk metal release ever again. On top of that, the album's narrow stylistic range ends up hampering it a little here and there - sure, it's a lot of fun, but when it comes to Chuck Moseley's rap-rants a little goes a long way, and the lack of more instrumental tracks means you get a lot of them. It's OK stuff, but I greatly prefer what came before and after this rather too constrained introduction.

FAITH NO MORE We Care A Lot

Album · 1985 · Funk Metal
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Warthur
The key to grasping Faith No More debut's album is the realisation that it's approaching funk metal from an experimental post-punk direction - hence the sneering vocal style of Chuck Mosley, who whilst not the vocal gymnast Mike Patton is certainly isn't the deal-breaker some have made him out to be here. The worst you can say about Chuck's vocals here is that much of the time whilst they don't detract from the music, they don't add much either.

The opening title track got rerecorded on Introduce Yourself, and to be honest that version is superior - indeed, it's a bit of a bad choice of an opening number, since it isn't really representatives of the synthgoth-post-punk-influenced alterna-funk metal that the rest of the album deals in. At its best, the album fuses Chuck's disoriented vocals with a journey into the inner weirdness that, despite appearances, Faith No More were always hiding under the surface - Why Do You Bother? is, I reckon, a bit of a neglected classic on that front.

The album is often cited as giving rap in metal a head start, though as pieces like As the Worm Turns show Chuck's flow isn't that great when assessed from a rap point of view - but what he lacks in flexibility he makes up for with a great sense of atmosphere, pitching his vocals in a way suitable to the song at hand adeptly. Roddy Bottum's keyboards, meanwhile, play a role that's often as important as Jim Martin's lead guitar.

It's not a perfect album, mind - the production has its limitations and some of the tracks, like As the Worm Turns and the title track, are a bit underbaked - but it's much, much better than it's made out to be, especially once you get into the deep cuts.

FAITH NO MORE Movies Reviews

FAITH NO MORE You Fat Bastards / Who Cares A Lot?

Movie · 2006 · Alternative Metal
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Stooge
The Brixton Academy show captures the band in 1990, just as they were beginning to explode in an “Epic” fashion. Supporting their 1989 release “The Real Thing”, the setlist contains all but “Surprise! You’re Dead!” and “The Morning After” from that album. Two tracks from the pre-Patton era are performed “As The Worm Turns” and “We Care A Lot”, both of which are a good fit with Patton’s voice. This concert is well shot, and the band performs great. It makes me wish for a more extended Faith No More show to be released in the future.

The other part of the package is mainly to showcase their promotional videos. Music video compilations aren’t normally my cup of tea, but at least they integrate some other things into the mix to keep it interesting. You get snippets of interviews, behind the scenes footage, and outtakes to bridge some of the music videos. The music videos span going all the way to the Chuck Mosely days through to Album of the Year, ranging in quality to low budget/amateur rank (“Everything’s Ruined”, the Mosely era ones) to great production values (“Stripsearch”). However, I believe there are some official videos missing from the collection (“Ricochet” comes to mind). I guess having “Greatest Videos” in the title covers their a$$es in that regard.

This is a great package for those new to Faith No More, and it has strong re-play value.

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