"It was Patton's first foray into a big studio record," Roddy Bottum tells Billboard. "Given where he was coming from as a young man from a small town, he had a lot to prove. And you can hear that on the tracks. You can hear him really working hard in that regard. So all of a sudden he came down and sang these songs we created and we were all just kind of like whoa." Read more of Billboard's conversation with the band below.
“Even though it was our third, it totally felt like a first record. There’s something special about that in a bands trajectory. For us and our first record with Mike it was a getting to know each other and how far we were willing to push. We sat with that record, performing it and touring it for so long before people embraced it. It felt like a victory well earned by the time we had any success.” - Roddy Bottum The Real Thing was released 30 years ago today
“I remember what it was like rehearsing it, recording it, touring it. It was during an exciting time, we were young, focused and had a real “take no prisoners” approach to what we were doing. Looking back now, what strikes me the most is realizing what a particular period of time that was, playing the music that we did, in a music world that no longer exists. I feel really lucky to have had experienced that.” - Bill Gould The Real Thing was released 30 years ago today
Hey everyone! Long time no talk! Adrian Harte from FNM 2.0, wrote a book about us, and well, we have to say we’re pretty surprised how much info he found. Check it out... Small Victories. The True Story of Faith No More is out in Europe now and US/rest of world soon. Available in print and ebook here. geni.us/YdG3 smarturl.it/FNMibooks smarturl.it/FNMkindle
It’s with a heavy, heavy heart we acknowledge the passing of our friend and bandmate, Chuck Mosley. He was a reckless and caterwauling force of energy who delivered with conviction and helped set us on a track of uniqueness and originality that would not have developed the way it had had he not been a part. How fortunate we are to have been able to perform with him last year in a reunion style when we re-released our very first record. His enthusiasm, his sense of humor, his style and his bravado will be missed by so many. We were a family, an odd and dysfunctional family, and we’ll be forever grateful for the time we shared with Chuck.
25 years ago today... http://diffuser.fm/faith-no-more-angel-dust/
Hey Guys, Bill here… I wanted to send a message out to you all, and maybe fill you with a little background about this Sonarworks experiment. I’ve been familiar with these guys for a couple of years, and it was around the time we were ready to mix “Sol Invictus” when Matt and I were given a demonstration of their mixing software. In a nutshell, the idea behind their software was to compensate for imperfections in mixing rooms in order to provide a more accurate listening environment. We liked what we heard, and we were one of the first bands to use this software for a major release. It was relatively new to the scene at the time, but since then it has become quite popular in the recording world. A few months ago, the Sonarworks folks contacted me again; they wanted to take this software out of the recording studio and bring it into the world of home audio. This time, they would attempt to address imperfections in a wide variety of headphones…and to take it a step further, rather than requiring someone to download and install their software, they would be able to run the test through a web browser. I like the guys, they’re a small company from Latvia but with very big ideas, so we decided to give it a spin with “Cone of Shame”. As a band we try to take chances and explore new concepts all the time, and realized in this FNM tradition, that it might be cool to include some of our fans in on the experiment—as far as I know, no one has done anything like this before. So in this spirit, check it out, and let the guys know what you think. Tastes can be subjective, there are no right or wrong answers, but your feedback can go a long way toward improving the quality of our listening experience.
THE RIDE Roddy's New Opera Project! Info: http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/experiments-in-opera-story-binge-ii/
#Repost @jimmyhubbard ・・・ Listening to Faith No More today while editing. Figured I would post an outtake of the band with kittens from the Revolver Magazine cover shoot we did a few years ago! Was one hell of a fun shoot with cheerleaders and kittens! @faithnomore @jeremydangerpictures @oldmanmoss #jimmyhubbardphotography #faithnomore
CONE OF SHAME - BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE --Limited Edition Color Vinyl 7" available in all Mom & Pop Record Stores Today-- Featuring b-side "Motherfucker (Calcitonin Mix)" Remixed by JG Thirwell Foetus (official) Limited stock available direct from FNM USA - http://faithnomore.kungfustore.com/ Also from www.Ipecac.com