The Faith No More Listening Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ChristopherTeuma, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. ChristopherTeuma

    ChristopherTeuma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Here it is - the Faith No More Song-A-Day Listening Thread!

    We're gonna take it a song at a time through every album, with b-sides and ephemera throughout, and I'll be posting a live concert recording at the end of each era.

    I'll post my link/s, but I'm hoping everyone plays along with their own copies.

    Discuss your heads off!

    The recordings begin in Matt Wallace's parents' garage with Billy Gould and Mike Bordin establishing their signatures alongside keyboard player Wade Worthington, backing "Man", Mike Morris - as progenitor band - Faith No Man.

    Quiet In Heaven

    Quiet in Heaven/Song of Liberty single 1983

     
  2. ChristopherTeuma

    ChristopherTeuma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Song of Liberty
    Quiet in Heaven/Song of Liberty single 1983



    Side B of the one and only recording and release by the Mike Morris led (Bordin, Gould, Worthington supported; Matt Wallace recorded) Faith No Man.
     
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  3. ChristopherTeuma

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    Almost creepy how Faith No More they already are; a goth-ier punk-ier Faith No More.
    He's going for Dead Kennedys/Jello Biafra wail-your-head-off right?

    Seems the "gods" looked down at Billy Gould and Mike Bordin and said "Boop-Boop", and so they did.

    It's gonna get a little more primordial with the 1983 demo tape...
     
  4. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Interesting, I am completely ignorant of anything other than the albums to be honest. It is interesting listening to the developmental stages of the band.
    Even though this is obviously a fairly low budget recording, you can hear that the basic principle of what was to come is already here, and the time frame being 1983 kind of dispels those Chili Pepper copy claims that I have heard occasionally.
    It seems like there must have been a bit of a scene in the early eighties for amalgamating sounds and styles, and these guys were as much a part of it as anyone.
    Quiet In Heaven sound like a distant relation of some early - mid period Talking Heads, with a little bit of punk attitude.

    Looking forward to the thread. Hopefully I'll get a chance to participate. These guys were a big part of my musical life around the Real Thing/Angel Dust years, but I enjoyed all the albums in different ways, particularly the Patton years.
     
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  5. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    That's kinda what I hear
     
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  6. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

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    Do we care a lot?
     
  7. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    "We care a lot about you people yeah you bet we care a lot, yeah"
     
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  8. juss100

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    I've always wanted to do a proper survey of Faith No More's work, rather than just, y'know, listening to Angel Dust again. Count me in - terrific band.
     
  9. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Remind me I got the last album on gold vinyl and never played it. :hide:
     
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  10. juss100

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    Well if that's the quality of the first recorded in the garage single then we're definitely in for a good ride here. I agree that their sound is already half formed, though they aren't quite so clear whether they want to be a metal band, punk, new-wave or goth. Maybe that was the point, though, FNm aren't exactly known for doing it by the book. With a slightly cleaner recording Quiet in Heaven might even have been a keeper, although there's something just a little off about the guitar breaks for me and I think we see later on their songs picking up a lot more energy. I think that energy was lacking a bit from Song of Liberty, maybe the more dispensable of the two.
     
  11. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident

    Open it and enjoy! It's a great album and you won't regret it.
     
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  12. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    I don't know these songs. I've (perhaps foolishly) never thought to investigate their pre-first LP recordings. I didn't even know there were such things. Eager to participate in this thread. I'll add it to my watch list and try to keep up.
     
  13. ChristopherTeuma

    ChristopherTeuma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Life is Tough For Me
    demo



    And one more demo from the first second Mike.
     
  14. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    It's interesting, you can hear the band has already got their direction.
    I have never heard any of this stuff, and I appreciate the posts
     
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  15. ChristopherTeuma

    ChristopherTeuma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Insert from the Quiet in Heaven/Song of Liberty single.

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  16. ChristopherTeuma

    ChristopherTeuma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    And a live performance
     
  17. ChristopherTeuma

    ChristopherTeuma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Once Mike Bordin starts smacking the toms, might as well be Cuckoo for Caca!
     
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  18. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

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    Not heard this one before. I was reminded of Tomahawk's '101 North' at times.
     
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  19. NightGoatToCairo

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    "passing the faith to roddy." - was this Mr. Bottum's cue?
     
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  20. juss100

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    This is fab. What a killer bass line. It's got a punkish vibe but it's also really progressive sounding. I'm actually quite surprised that they were this good out of the gate, to be honest, I've clearly underappreciated their early work!
     
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  21. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    These tracks are great. Sound very Faith No More -ish right out of the gate. I'm surprised I haven't heard this stuff before.
     
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  22. ChristopherTeuma

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  23. ChristopherTeuma

    ChristopherTeuma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Love, Same Neuroses; New Hairstyles, Same Minds
    Faith. No More. demo 1983



    Side B of the first Faith No More demo tape.
    An assembly of developing ideas into a sort of punk/no-wave noise piece.
    I, for one, would be all for a modern return to this methodology!
     
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  24. ChristopherTeuma

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  25. ChristopherTeuma

    ChristopherTeuma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    In 1984, Billy Gould, Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, San Francisco Bay Area guitar wizard Jim Martin, and rapper/singer/poet Chuck Mosley, through their own will, and Matt Wallace, organized themselves and five songs to be recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, California. Songs that would become their debut album...

    We Care A Lot

    We Care A Lot 1985



    Faith No More - We Care A Lot
    ‎We Care a Lot (Deluxe Band Edition (Remastered)) by Faith No More
    We Care a Lot
    Faith No More - We Care A Lot - Listen on Deezer
     
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