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Album: ''Song of Liberty/All Quiet in Heaven'' (1981 Single)
1. Song of Liberty
2. All Quiet in Heaven

We Care A Lot

Album: ''We Care A Lot'' (1985)
1. We Care a Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother
6. Greed
7. Pills For Breakfast
8. As the Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings

Introduce Yourself

Album: ''Introduce Yourself'' (1987)
1. Faster Disco
2. Anne's Song
3. Introduce Yourself
4. Chinese Arithmetic
5. Death March
6. We Care A Lot
7. R N' R
8. The Crab Song
9. Blood
10. Spirit


Album: ''Anne's Song'' (1988 Single)
1. Anne's Song (Remix)
2. Greed

The Real Thing

Album: ''The Real Thing'' (1989)
1. From Out of Nowhere
2. Epic
3. Falling to Pieces
4. Surprise! You're Dead!
5. Zombie Eaters
6. The Real Thing
7. Underwater Love
8. The Morning After
9. Woodpecker From Mars
10. War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)
11. Edge of the World

From Out of Nowhere

Album: ''From Out of Nowhere'' (1989 Single)
1. From Out of Nowhere
2. The Cowboy Song
3. The Grade


Album: ''Epic'' (1990 Single)
1. Epic
2. War Pigs (Live)
3. Surprise! You're Dead! (Live)
4. Chinese Arithmetic (Live)
5. Epic (Live)

Falling To Pieces

Album: ''Falling To Pieces'' (1990 Single)
1. Falling To Pieces
2. We Care A Lot (live)
3. Underwater Love (live)
4. From Out Of Nowhere (live)

Woodpecker From Mars

Album: ''Woodpecker From Mars'' (1990 Single)
1. Woodpecker From Mars (live)
2. Underwater Love (live)

Live at the Brixton Academy

Album: ''Live at the Brixton Academy'' (1991 Live album)
1. Falling to Pieces
2. The Real Thing
3. Epic
4. War Pigs
5. From Out of Nowhere
6. We Care A Lot
7. Zombie Eaters
8. Edge of the World
9. The Grade
10. The Cowboy Song

We Care A Lot (live)

Album: ''We Care A Lot (live)'' (1991 Single)
1. We Care A Lot (live)
2. We Care A Lot

Angel Dust

Album: ''Angel Dust'' (1992)
1. Land of Sunshine
2. Caffeine
3. Midlife Crisis
4. RV
5. Smaller and Smaller
6. Everything's Ruined
7. Malpractice
8. Kindergarten
9. Be Aggressive
10. A Small Victory
11. Crack Hitler
12. Jizzlobber
13. Midnight Cowboy (Movie theme cover)

A Small Victory

Album: ''A Small Victory'' (1992 Single)
1. A Small Victory (Edit)
2. A Small Victory (Full Length)
3. Let's Lynch The Landlord
4. Malpractice


Album: ''Everything's Ruined'' (1992 Single)
1. Everything's Ruined
2. Edge of the World (Extended Live Mix with Bass Solo)
3. RV (Live)


Album: ''I'm Easy/Be Aggressive'' (1992 Single)
1. I'm Easy
2. Be Aggressive
3. A Small Victory (live)
4. Mark Bowen (live)

Midlife Crisis

Album: ''Midlife Crisis'' (1992 Single)
1. Midlife Crisis
2. Jizzlobber
3. Crack Hitler
4. Midnight Cowboy


Album: ''Easy'' (1993 Single)
1. Easy
2. Easy (live)
3. Be Aggressive (live)
4. Land Of Sunshine (live)
5. RV (live)
6. Kindergarten (live)
7. A Small Victory (live)

Video Croissant

Album: ''Video Croissant'' (1993 Video/VHS)
1. Midlife Crisis
2. Epic
3. Falling to Pieces
4. Anne's Song
5. We Care A Lot
6. Surprise! You're Dead!
7. From Out of Nowhere
8. A Small Victory
9. Caffeine (live)

Songs To Make Love To...

Album: ''Songs To Make Love To...'' (1994 EP)
1. Easy
2. Midnight Cowboy
3. Das Schutzenfest
4. Let's Lynch the Landlord

King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime

Album: ''King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime'' (1995)
1. Get Out
2. Ricochet
3. Evidence
4. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
5. Star A.D.
6. Cuckoo for Caca
7. Caralho Voador
8. Ugly in the Morning
9. Digging the Grave
10. Take This Bottle
11. King for a Day
12. What a Day
13. The Last to Know
14. Just a Man

Digging The Grave - Limited Edition

Album: ''Digging The Grave - Limited Edition'' (1995 Single)
1. Digging The Grave
2. I Started A Joke
3. Greenfields


Album: ''Evidence'' (1995 Single)
1. Evidence
2. King For A Day
3. I Wanna Fuck Myself
4. Spanish Eyes


Album: ''Ricochet'' (1995 Single)
1. Ricochet
2. Midlife Crisis (Live)
3. Epic (Live)
4. We Care A Lot (Live)

Album: ''The Gentle Art of Making Enemies'' (1996 Single)
1. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Album of the Year

Album: ''Album of the Year'' (1997)
1. Collision
2. Stripsearch
3. Last Cup of Sorrow
4. Naked in Front of the Computer
5. Helpless
6. Mouth to Mouth
7. Ashes to Ashes
8. She Loves Me Not
9. Got That Feeling
10. Paths of Glory
11. Home Sick Home
12. Pristina

Ashes to Ashes

Album: ''Ashes to Ashes'' (1997 Single)
1. Ashes To Ashes
2. The Big Kahuna
3. Mouth To Mouth
4. Ashes To Ashes (Hardknox Alternative Mix)


Album: ''Stripsearch'' (1997 Single)
1. Stripsearch
2. Collision (live)
3. The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies (live)
4. Ashes To Ashes (live)

Who Cares A Lot?

Album: ''Who Cares A Lot?'' (1998 Best of/Compilation)
1. We Care A Lot
2. Introduce Yourself
3. Fron Out of Nowhere
4. Epic
5. Falling to Pieces
6. Midlife Crisis
7. A Small Victory
8. Easy
9. Digging The Grave
10. The Gentle Art of Making enemies
11. Evidence
12. I Started A Joke
13. Last Cup Of Sorrow
14. Ashes to Ashes
15. Stripsearch

I Started A Joke

Album: ''I Started A Joke'' (1998 Single)
1. I Started A Joke
2. The World Is Yours
3. Theme From "Midnight Cowboy"

We Care A Lot / I Started A Joke

Album: ''We Care A Lot / I Started A Joke'' (1998 Single)
1. We Care A Lot (Original Version)
2. We Care A Lot (Live At Brixton)
3. The World Is Yours
4. I Started A Joke

Who Cares a Lot: Greatest Videos

Album: ''Who Cares a Lot: Greatest Videos'' (1999 Video/VHS)
1. Midlife Crisis
2. Epic
3. Falling to Pieces
4. Anne's Song
5. We Care a Lot
6. Surprise! You're Dead!
7. From Out of Nowhere
8. A Small Victory
9. Everything's Ruined
10. Caffeine
11. Easy
12. Digging The Grave
13. Evidence
14. Last Cup of Sorrow
15. Ashes to Ashes
16. I Started a Joke

This Is It: The Best Of Faith No More

Album: ''This Is It: The Best Of Faith No More'' (2003 Best of/Compilation)
1. Arabian Disco
2. We Care A Lot (Slash Version)
3. Anne's Song
4. Introduce Yourself
5. From Out Of Nowhere
6. Epic
7. Falling To Pieces
8. War Pigs (Black Sabbath Cover)
9. The Cowboy Song
10. As The Worm Turns (Live 1990)
11. MidLife Crisis
12. A Small Victory
13. Be Aggressive
14. Easy (The Commodores Cover)
15. Digging The Grave
16. Evidence
17. Last Cup Of Sorrow
18. Ashes To Ashes
19. The Perfect Crime

Epic and Other Hits

Album: ''Epic and Other Hits'' (2005 Best of/Compilation)
1. Epic
2. We Care a Lot
3. Arabian Disco
4. Falling to Pieces
5. The Real Thing
6. Surprise! You're Dead!
7. Zombie Eaters
8. Midlife Crisis
9. Last Cup of Sorrow
10. War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)

Faith No More: The Platinum Collection

Album: ''Faith No More: The Platinum Collection'' (2006 Best of/Compilation)
1. From out of Nowhere
2. Epic
3. Falling to Pieces
4. Midlife Crisis
5. A Small Victory
6. Evidence
7. Last Cup of Sorrow
8. Ricochet
9. Caffeine
10. Everything´s Ruined
11. Kindergarten
12. Underwater Love
13. She Loves Me Not
14. Anne´s Song
15. We Care A Lot (live)
16. Edge Of The World
17. Easy
18. I Started A Joke

Live At The Brixton Academy - Who Cares A Lot?

Album: ''Live At The Brixton Academy - Who Cares A Lot?'' (2006 DVD)
1. From Out Of Nowhere
2. Falling To Pieces
3. The Real Thing
4. Underwater Love
5. As The Worm Turns
6. Edge Of The World
7. We Care A Lot
8. Epic
9. Woodpecker From Mars
10. Zombie Eaters
11. War Pigs
12. Midlife Crisis
13. Epic
14. Falling To Pieces
15. Anne’s Song
16. We Care A Lot
17. Surprise! You’re Dead!
18. From Out Of Nowhere
19. A Small Victory
20. Everything’s Ruined
21. Caffeine
22. Easy
23. Digging The Grave
24. Evidence
25. Stripsearch
26. Last Cup Of Sorrow
27. Ashes To Ashes
28. I Started A Joke

faith no more


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 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. It is doubtful that the band would have stayed together had they not been successful after their second album, Introduce Yourself.

Mosley was fired in 1988, and replaced with singer Mike Patton. Patton would prove a more versatile singer than the monotone Mosley. At the time, he was singing with his high school band Mr. Bungle (and would continue to do so during his Faith No More years), and dropped out of Humboldt State University to join Faith No More. The group's first record with Patton, The Real Thing, was a major hit, selling over a million copies and earning the group a grammy.

Patton's astonishing vocal range was, arguably, the salvation of Faith No More. Although never formally trained, the young ex-student was able to veer wildly from a deep, operatic bass through to screeching banshee death metal yowls and all the way up to soulful, almost feminine drawling—usually over the space of one album (as opposed to doing it in a single song as in the band Mr. Bungle). For example, the exuberant rap on "Epic" and the sleazy jazz vocals of "Edge Of the World" (on the 1989 album The Real Thing) are wildly different. This burgeoning singing ability enabled the band to expand and develop far further. Keyboardist Bottum memorably described his new colleague as "a pair of lungs on legs."

The Real Thing (or TRT for short) has been described as "not quite early Brian Eno joins Led Zeppelin and Funkadelic." [1] The video for "Epic", which featured slow motion footage of a fish flopping out of water, received extensive airplay on MTV in the summer of 1990, despite provoking anger from animal rights activists. That same year, Faith No More gave memorable performances at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards (September 6) and on Saturday Night Live (December 1).

Faith No More displayed a distinctly experimental bent on their next album, Angel Dust. One critic writes that the album is "one of the more complex and simply confounding records ever released by a major label," [2] and another writes that "'A Small Victory', which seems to run Madame Butterfly through Metallica and Nile Rodgers … reveals a developing facility for combining unlikely elements into startlingly original concoctions." [3] Angel Dust featured the singles "Midlife Crisis" and "A Small Victory", as well as a re-recording of the theme to the film Midnight Cowboy. Later pressings of the album also included their cover of the Commodores classic "Easy", which in some parts of the world became the band's biggest hit. Angel Dust, though not as successful as TRT in the U.S., sold 700,000 copies there, and did manage to outsell TRT in many other world charts. In Germany, for example, the record was certified Gold for sales of more than 270,000 copies. Along with heavy airplay of "Easy" and "Midlife Crisis", the album became a bit of a sleeper hit in the U.K., South America, Europe and Australia.

After touring to support Angel Dust in the summer of 1992, (including tours with Metallica and Guns N' Roses), longtime guitarist Jim Martin was fired (although he claims he quit) during the early stages of recording their follow-up, King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime in 1995. He was replaced by Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance. However, when the subsequent world tour was about to begin, Spruance jumped ship, leaving the band to recruit their keyboard roadie Dean Menta to handle guitar duties. KFAD/FFAL remains the band's most heavily criticised album, varying in styles and moods from heavy and slow to spasmodic and jazzy. KFAD/FFAL did however sell acceptably in the U.K., Germany and Australia. In the U.S. the album failed to get any sort of attraction or following, slipping out of the charts quickly. Sales (about 1.5 million) were below that of Angel Dust. The band accordingly decided to cut their world tour short by 4 months, deleted the singles "Gentle Art Of Making Enemies" and "Take This Bottle", and released a 7 x 7-inch box set of singles that included the B-sides and some interviews between the songs. An automobile accident occurred while in Bearsville, New York for the recording of "King For A Day." It's been described as rather bad. Mike Patton, Mike Bordin and Trey Spruance were in it, Patton was driving. They lived...Patton doesn't drive any more. Patton comments, "Well we saw God. We had a really bad car accident. ...We had to look at lot of things in the was nice."

Album of the Year was released in 1997 and featured yet another new guitarist, Jon Hudson, who was a former roommate of Billy Gould. The album debuted much higher than expected in some countries, for example Germany (#2, later going gold) and Australia (#1, going platinum). In an additional 12 countries in Europe, it went either gold or platinum. In the U.S. the reaction was slow for the album; however, just as interest was picking up on their tours and album they called it a day. Singles "Ashes To Ashes" and "Last Cup Of Sorrow" had minimal success. Electro-tinged ballad "Stripsearch" was released as a single in various countries (excluding the U.S. and U.K.). "She Loves Me Not" was cancelled as a single which was a little indicator of their imminent break-up.

On April 19th 1998, after 16 years as a band, Faith No More dissolved. Although the break-up went by with limited media attention, many rumors had surfaced as to the reason, some which included infighting, disagreement over the amount of side-projects (since the line-up had consistently changed), collective exhaustion of creative energy and even the band's growing popularity, which had been attributed as a main influence for many nu-metal bands who would ascend to the mainstream at the end of the decade. Despite being extinct for some years, the band still manages to influence and inspire musicians worldwide.

Patton went on to collaborate with John Zorn, and has been active with several other groups, including Tomahawk and FantĂ´mas. Guitarist Jim Martin went on to collaborate with Anand Bhatt. Keyboardist Roddy Bottum formed Imperial Teen, whose sunny pop music seemed very different from Faith No More. Mike Bordin regularly performs as a member of Ozzy Osbourne's band, as well as Black Sabbath and he was also a member of Korn for a tour when their drummer David Silvera had a problem with his wrist. Billy Gould is a member of Brujeria, as well as founder of Kool Arrow Records, and has also overseen the releases of various Faith No More compilations. Jim Martin also now has the 235th largest pumpkin ever measured [4], and has made guest appearances on various records, including Antipop by Primus, as well as having released a solo album titled Milk and Blood (1996).

Faith No More also gained more publicity when their tracks "Falling To Pieces" and "The Perfect Crime" were featured in the films Black Hawk Down and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey respectively.

Avant-Garde/Alternative/Heavy Metal

Struggle, Indifference, Silliness

United States of America (San Francisco, California), formed in 1981



Mike Patton - Vocals (Fantômas, Tomahawk (US), ex-Melvins, Mr. Bungle, Naked City, Maldoror, Hemophliac,The Dillinger Escape Plan, Peeping Tom, Moonchild)
Jon Hudson - Guitars
Billy Gould - Bass (Brujeria, Fear Factory (guest bassist), Harmful)
Roddy Bottum - Keyboards (Imperial Teen)
Mike "Puffy" Bordin - Drums (Ozzy Osbourne, Jerry Cantrell, ex-Black Sabbath)

Mike "The Man" Morris - Guitars, Vocals (1981-1982)
Chuck Mosely - Vocals (1982-1988) (Cement, Bad Brains)
Jim Martin - Guitars (Spastik Children, Voodoocult, Anand Bhatt) (1983-1994)
Trey Spruance - Guitars (Mr. Bungle, Faxed Head, Asva, ex-Scourge (US)) (1994-1995)
Courtney Love (no shit!, Hole) - Vocals (1983)
Mark Bowen - Guitars (1984-1985)
Wade Worthington - Keyboards (1981-1983)
Dean Menta - Guitars (1995)
Joe "Pop-o-Pie" Pye - Vocals
Walter - Vocals
Paula Frazer - Vocals
Jake Crucifix - Guitars
Mark Stewart - Guitars
Desmond Trial - Guitars
Scott Colbertson - Guitars


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