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Album Of The Week: Faith No More: The Real Thing


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#1 the_stain

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:20 PM

Simply a fantastic album and was one of the first albums I bought on CD.

The Real Thing is the third studio album by American rock band Faith No More, released on June 20, 1989 by Slash and Reprise Records. It was the first major release by the band not to feature vocalist Chuck Mosley. Instead, the album featured Mike Patton from the experimental/funk band Mr. Bungle. On this album, Faith No More continued to advance their sound range, combining thrash metal,[5] funk,[5] hip hop,[5] progressive rock,[5] synthpop,[6] carousel music,[5] and hard rock,[6][7][8] along with what has been described as "a black sense of humor".[6]


As I recall the story, all the music was written when Chuck Mosley left the band. They brought in Mike Patton and he wrote all the lyrics in a week.

(There's a similar tale involving Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam's "Ten", coincidentally)

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#2 Bklmt2000

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:36 PM

One of my fav albums of all time.  Has a permanent place in my music library.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:43 PM

oh man "epic" brings me back to a better time.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:50 PM

Honestly, not a fan. I’ll attempt a listen through it tho
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 03:05 PM

War Pigs is an amazing track - I could easily forget the rest of the album
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 04:37 PM

War Pigs is an amazing track - I could easily forget the rest of the album

 

Probably the best cover of War Pigs I've ever heard. 


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 05:00 PM

This is a crazy pick! I was at a show a couple nights ago with my friend and she kept yelling for the band to play Epic lol

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 05:15 PM

We need some pin and unpinning action to occur
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:06 PM

I like this! Fun fact, Cliff Burton and Jim Martin were in a band together before Metallica and Faith No More were formed. It was with that band Cliff wrote the intro for For Whom The Bell Tolls...
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:39 AM

I used to live at 25th and Lucky in the Mission District of San Francisco.

The building stretched a half block from Lucky to Van Ness.

The apartments were separate, but the entire building shared a sub basement for garbage cans, and storage.

One day, I’m at the garbage cans, and Mike Patton is emptying his garbage too.

I say hello, big fan. He says thanks, man.

Couple days later, I’m in a breakfast place over on Valencia, and in walks Mike Patton. The only empty seat is at my table. He orders at the counter, sits down with me, and we have 12 minutes of awkward small talk. How do you like the building, The Misssion is pretty cool, etc.

He knew he was famous, I knew he was famous,and we both tried like hell to avoid the topic.
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:25 AM

I know the first time I heard Epic, my mind went WHOA!
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:45 AM

I love Faith No More. I was always impressed with how different each album was from the last. I still think Angel Dust is their best though.
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:56 AM

I know the first time I heard Epic, my mind went WHOA!


Very much this. I was 14 at the time.

I figured this album would be familiar to most and liked by many, so nothing ground breaking, but IMO it holds up quite well after all these years, and was an early influence in my teenage musical tastes.
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:05 AM

Epic was cool when i first heard it, now I reach for the dial.  just heard it way to many times and personally I dont think the song holds up well.  every time i hear it now it sounds like a song a teenager would like and that's about it.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:49 AM

War Pigs is an amazing track - I could easily forget the rest of the album

If that's the one that Fallen to Pieces is on, then you're broken.
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:11 AM

Epic was cool when i first heard it, now I reach for the dial. just heard it way to many times and personally I dont think the song holds up well. every time i hear it now it sounds like a song a teenager would like and that's about it.


It's actually probably the worst song on the album in a way.

If that's the one that Fallen to Pieces is on, then you're broken.


It is, and he is.
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:13 AM

I used to work with a dude who was a huge Mike Patton fanboi. He listened to Mr Bungle and Fantômas all the time.

 

Maybe I just don't get it, but I am not a fan.

 

~dustin


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:13 AM

I used to work with a dude who was a huge Mike Patton fanboi. He listened to Mr Bungle and Fantômas all the time.

Maybe I just don't get it, but I am not a fan.

~dustin



Was this guy named Vince?
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:35 AM

It's actually probably the worst song on the album in a way.

i think it is.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:37 AM

i think it is.


Which just goes to illustrate the strength of the rest of it :D
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