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The Real Thing

Faith No More

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Album Review

Starting with the careening "From Out of Nowhere," driven by Bottum's doomy, energetic keyboards, Faith No More rebounded excellently on The Real Thing after Mosley's firing. Given that the band had nearly finished recording the music and Patton was a last minute recruit, he adjusts to the proceedings well. His insane, wide-ranging musical interests would have to wait for the next album for their proper integration, but the band already showed enough of that to make it an inspired combination. Bottum, in particular, remains the wild card, coloring Martin's nuclear-strength riffs and the Gould/Bordin rhythm slams with everything from quirky hooks to pristine synth sheen. It's not quite early Brian Eno joins Led Zeppelin and Funkadelic, but it's closer than might be thought, based on the nutty lounge vibes of "Edge of the World" and the Arabic melodies and feedback of "Woodpeckers From Mars." "Falling to Pieces," a fractured anthem with a delicious delivery from Patton, should have been a bigger single that it was, while "Surprise! You're Dead!" and the title track stuff riffs down the listener's throat. The best-known song remains the appropriately titled "Epic," which lives up to its name from the bombastic opening to the concluding piano and the crunching, stomping funk metal in between. The inclusion of a cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" amusingly backfired on the band — at the time, Sabbath's hipness level was nonexistent, making it a great screw-you to the supposed cutting edge types. However, all the metalheads took the band to their hearts so much that, as a result, the quintet dropped it from their sets to play "Easy" by the Commodores instead!

Customer Reviews

Faith No More "The real thing" Nothing fake about this!

This band just gets it! They have a real good sound to them and thay have never conformed to mainstream pressure like some bands like to do. They have always played their style and that is just fine for me. This album gave them three Radio play songs, "From out of nowhere, "Epic, and Falling to peices. This is a great sounding keep you on the move cd. If you have not heard it but like metal or rock this is for you. Enjoy.

Great Album-FNM's Best

Innovative and unique are the first things that come to mind when I think of the "Real thing" . Each piece plays like a motion picture soundtrack with epic highs and beautiful and melodic lows. Patton's range mixed with great guitar and bass and a nice touch of keyboard mix beautifully throughout the whole album. Zombie eaters, Epic, The Real Thing and the instrumental Woodpecker from Mars are definitley the highpoints. Rest of the album is great as well. Most say Angel Dust is their fave FNM, but this is definitely my favorite. I Reccomend this to all rock fans.

At least buy War Pigs

The FNM cover of War Pigs is the greatest cover ever. Faith No More stayed true to the spirit of the original song, and (dare I say) improved on it. One of my favorite albums of all time.

Biography

Formed: 1981 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With their fusion of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop, and progressive rock, Faith No More have 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,...
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