FAITH NO MORE

Alternative Metal / Funk Metal / Rap 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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FAITH NO MORE Discography

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FAITH NO MORE We Care A Lot album cover 2.95 | 28 ratings
We Care A Lot
Funk Metal 1985
FAITH NO MORE Introduce Yourself album cover 3.15 | 33 ratings
Introduce Yourself
Funk Metal 1987
FAITH NO MORE The Real Thing album cover 4.04 | 79 ratings
The Real Thing
Funk Metal 1989
FAITH NO MORE Angel Dust album cover 4.40 | 94 ratings
Angel Dust
Alternative Metal 1992
FAITH NO MORE King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime album cover 3.80 | 44 ratings
King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime
Alternative Metal 1995
FAITH NO MORE Album Of The Year album cover 4.04 | 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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3.50 | 3 ratings
We Care A Lot
Funk Metal 1987
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3.50 | 2 ratings
Anne's Song
Funk Metal 1988
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3.50 | 3 ratings
Epic
Rap Metal 1989
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3.50 | 2 ratings
From Out Of Nowhere
Alternative Metal 1989
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3.50 | 2 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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3.33 | 3 ratings
Midlife Crisis
Alternative Metal 1992
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3.25 | 2 ratings
Everything's Ruined
Alternative Metal 1992
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3.50 | 2 ratings
A Small Victory
Alternative Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Another Body Murdered
Rap Metal 1993
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3.17 | 3 ratings
Ricochet
Alternative Metal 1995
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3.33 | 3 ratings
Evidence
Alternative Metal 1995
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3.36 | 3 ratings
Digging The Grave
Alternative Metal 1995
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3.33 | 3 ratings
Last Cup of Sorrow
Alternative Metal 1997
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3.67 | 3 ratings
Ashes to Ashes
Alternative Metal 1997
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3.50 | 2 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

FAITH NO MORE Reviews

FAITH NO MORE The Real Thing

Album · 1989 · Funk Metal
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SilentScream213
Faith No More make a bit of a leap on this one. They keep their weirdo funky Alt Metal sound and knack for variety and experimentation, and slap a heavy dose of consistency on top. Before, Faith No More produced about as many good songs as total duds in their search for a sound. Here they continue changing things up, but the quality remains very good across the entire album. The keys do a fantastic job of adding some grandeur to the otherwise very generic instrumentation. The vocals are hit or miss, not really my thing, but pretty unique at the time and employ a wide variety of techniques. Overall a great improvement without straying from their roots.

FAITH NO MORE Introduce Yourself

Album · 1987 · Funk Metal
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SilentScream213
Very similar to their debut, Introduce Yourself has the same funky grooves, prominent keys and oddball lyrical delivery. The Funk influence is turned all the way up, and it even features some rapping (I assume from Chuck, but most of the members do backup/gang vocals as well). Overall, it’s more focused with better riffs and some good vocal melodies as well, but it’s no huge leap. Most of the material still sounds like an immature band trying to find itself. A very juvenile, mediocre Alternative Metal record, great for fun, but not so much to sit down and have a serious listen.

FAITH NO MORE We Care A Lot

Album · 1985 · Funk Metal
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martindavey87
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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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 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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