I came to know Faith No More the same way that probably 95% of their fan base did…via a fish outta water flopping around in slow motion on MTV while Mike Patton kept asking “What is It?” Here we are nineteen years later…

Wait a minute. WTF?
Are you serious?
It’s been nineteen years since The Real Thing was released?
Jesus fuck, I’m getting old.

Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, nineteen (shakes head) years later, I still have no idea what “It” actually is, but I am guessing that It is also what was in the box in Pulp Fiction…just a little theory of mine. While their follow-up albums never really caught my attention in quite the same manner as The Real Thing, there always seemed to be enough songs on them that I liked that I always ended up buying the albums. Somewhere along the line I even picked up their pre-Patton debut, Introduce Yourself, but as a whole I always preferred the Patton fronted FNM over the Chuck Mosley fronted version. Well, last week (on my birthday, incidentally), the label released a 3 cd set containing every track you remember, some you forgot and a couple you probably never even heard. The collection features both singers and plenty of rock. Check it out.

Faith No More – Epic
Faith No More – We Care A Lot
Faith No More – Midlife Crisis

Faith No More’s Official Site, Buy The Works

5 thoughts on “FAITH NO MORE – THE WORKS”

  1. I would guess that which version you heard first plays a large role in which you prefer. I had FNM’s first two releases with Patton before I heard the Mosely version.

    It’s a Roth/Hagar argument for music nerds.

    FTR: I am 35 years old.

  2. I love the Patton fronted FNM (and almost anything he squeels/grunts on).

  3. I do love the early Faith No More with Mosely, but I am a Patton loyalist. Angel Dust is, hand’s down, one of the all time best releases in the alternative rock scene (although I hate labeling bands and especially FNM). I get giddy anytime I see a new release no matter how many compilations I already have.

  4. I don’t know what the mystery is, Epic is obviously about Pussy. “You want it all but you can’t have it. It’s in your face but you can’t grab it”, duh. I’ve always assumed EPIC stood for ‘Eating Pussy in California’. (Sorry to be so vulgar)

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