Real Thing

Real Thing

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by Faith No More
     
 

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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 See more details below

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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!

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1989
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0075992587822
catalogNumber:
25878
Rank:
31821

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Faith No More   Primary Artist
Mike Bordin   Cymbals,Drums,Keyboards,Group Member
Mike Bottum   Keyboards
Roddy Bottum   Keyboards,Group Member
Bill Gould   Bass,Group Member
Jimmy Martin   Guitar,Group Member
Mike Patton   Vocals
Jim Martin   Guitar

Technical Credits

Faith No More   Composer,Producer
Mike Bordin   Composer
Roddy Bottum   Composer
John Golden   Mastering
Bill Gould   Composer
Mike Patton   Composer
James Watts Vereeke   Engineer
Matt Wallace   Producer,Engineer
Jim Martin   Composer
Jeff Price   Art Direction
Jim "Watts" Vereecke   Engineer

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