Introduce Yourself

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Introduce Yourself
Original release
Studio album by Faith No More
Released April 1987 (1987-04)
Recorded Mid-1986 at Studio D in Sausalito, California
Genre Funk metal, alternative metal, alternative rock, rap metal[1]
Length 37:42
Label Slash
Producer Matt Wallace, Steve Berlin, Faith No More
Faith No More chronology
We Care a Lot
(1985)
Introduce Yourself
(1987)
The Real Thing
(1989)
Alternative covers
Rhino Records re-release cover
"Green Splatter" cassette cover
Singles from Introduce Yourself
  1. "We Care a Lot"
    Released: January 18, 1988
  2. "Anne's Song"
    Released: May 18, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Introduce Yourself is Faith No More's second album, released in 1987. Due to the limited availability of the first album, We Care a Lot (until it was re-released on CD years later), many, including the band, once considered this Faith No More's true debut album. This album features better mixing than its predecessor, which is most evident on this album's version of the song "We Care a Lot," which also features updated, more topical, lyrics. It was the last album Chuck Mosley appeared on with the band.

Release history[edit]

The album was originally released in April 1987 on vinyl and cassette. The album cover for this release is a centered ink splatter, with text to the extremes of the cover. The tape has a larger smear of the ink, that looks more like a green spot.
The second release of this album was on November 15, 1996, through Slash/Uni Records, this version also featured the centered ink splatter.
The last release of this album was on October 17, 2000, through Slash/Rhino Records; they later released This Is It: The Best of Faith No More in 2003. This version has a close up of the ink splatter with the wording a bit further from the edges.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Faster Disco"   Mosley Gould, Bottum, Martin 4:16
2. "Anne's Song"   Gould, Bottum Gould, Bottum 4:46
3. "Introduce Yourself"   Bottum, Mosley Gould, Bottum, Bordin, Martin 1:32
4. "Chinese Arithmetic"   Mosley Martin, Bordin 4:37
5. "Death March"   Mosley Gould, Bottum, Martin 3:02
6. "We Care a Lot"   Bottum, Mosley Gould, Bottum 4:02
7. "R n' R"   Gould, Mosley Gould, Martin 3:11
8. "The Crab Song"   Mosley Gould, Bordin 5:52
9. "Blood"   Mosley Mosley 3:42
10. "Spirit"   Gould Gould 2:52

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production
  • Steve Berlin – producer
  • Matt Wallace – producer, engineer
  • Jim "Watts" Verecke – assistant engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Lendon Flanagan – photography
  • Bob Biggs – artwork
  • Jeff Price – artwork

Accolades[edit]

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1987 Sounds United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" Unordered [13]

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