List of songs recorded by Faith No More

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Billy Gould, Mike Bordin and Mike Patton performing in Chile in 2010

Faith No More, a San Francisco-based band, have recorded approximately 100 songs over the course of their career; this includes material from six studio albums, one live album, and numerous B-side tracks and out-takes. Faith No More were founded in 1981 as Sharp Young Men,[1] and changed their name to Faith No Man before releasing the 1982 double A-side single "Quiet in Heaven" / "Song of Liberty".[2] Upon assuming the name Faith No More, the band's first two full-length albums, We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself, were driven mostly by new vocalist Chuck Mosley and the "metallic guitar" of Jim Martin, blending elements of rap and heavy metal music.[3] Mosley was later replaced by Mr. Bungle vocalist Mike Patton,[4] who added lyrics to the already-written music for 1989's The Real Thing.[5] Their next studio album, Angel Dust, moved away from the band's rap-influenced sound to experiment with different musical genres;[6] a trend which became much more pronounced on the 1995 album King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime.[7]

Between the recording of the latter two albums, Martin left the band. Reports are mixed as to whether he quit or was fired;[8] however he had stopped contributing to the band's output during the recording of Angel Dust,[9] leaving bass player Billy Gould to record guitar parts for "Another Body Murdered", the band's contribution to the Judgment Night soundtrack.[10] Martin's guitarist role was filled during the recording for King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime by Patton's Mr. Bungle bandmate Trey Spruance, and on the accompanying tour by roadie Dean Menta.[11] While recording their final album, Album of the Year, the band was joined by guitarist Jon Hudson. Hudson was also present for the band's collaboration with Sparks,[3] which produced two songs, including the single "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us".[12]

Among Faith No More's best known songs are "We Care a Lot", an "antiprotest"[13] song which exists in a different version on each of the Mosley-fronted albums;[14] "Epic", a breakthrough hit which spent three weeks at number one in Australia and made the top ten in the United States;[15][16] and "Midlife Crisis", which has featured in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.[17] The band officially split up in April 1998, reforming again in 2009 for a series of tours.[3] However, they have not released any additional material since 1998's Who Cares a Lot?, which contains a number of previously unreleased songs.[18]

List of songs[edit]

A man dressed in white singing through a megaphone
Mike Patton (pictured in 2009) wrote the lyrics for The Real Thing shortly after joining the band.
A man playing a bass guitar; the picture is tinted red
Billy Gould (pictured in 2009) has writing credits on every studio album released by Faith No More.
A black-and-white photo of two men standing at a piano, looking to the camera
Faith No More collaborated on two songs for Plagiarism, a 1997 album by Sparks (pictured in 1974).
A black-and-white photo of a man dancing on stage
The Songs to Make Love To EP contains a cover of Dead Kennedys' "Let's Lynch the Landlord" (singer Jello Biafra pictured).
A bearded man playing guitar on stage; the picture is tinted green
Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance has several songwriting credits on King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime.
A man in a shirt and tie playing a keyboard on stage
Keyboard player Roddy Bottum (pictured in 2009) had his only solo songwriting credit for Angel Dust's "Be Aggressive".
A man with long dreadlocks playing the drums on stage
Drummer Mike Bordin (pictured in 2009) has writing credits on every studio album released by Faith No More.
A man in a white shirt playing guitar on stage
Guitarist Jon Hudson joined the band for 1997's Album of the Year.
A man in a red suit holding a cane and an umbrella, singing into a microphone stand
Mike Patton (pictured in 2009) has his first solo writing credit on Angel Dust.
A man is playing guitar on stage while another man raises both hands beside him, giving V-signs with his hands
Cover versions of "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath (pictured in 1972) appear on The Real Thing and You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy.
Three men are standing one behind the other, crouching with their heads appearing one atop the other
A cover of "I Started A Joke" by the Bee Gees (pictured in 1977) first appeared as a B-side to "Digging the Grave" before itself being released as a single.
A marble gravestone engraved "GG Allin: For my mission ends in termination, vicinity of death. Live fast die; 8-29-1956 – 6-28-1993"
"I Wanna Fuck Myself" by GG Allin (grave pictured) was covered as a B-side to "Ricochet".
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Al Martino's version of "Moon Over Naples", which he recorded with lyrics as "Spanish Eyes", was covered as a B-side to "Ricochet".
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London's Brixton Academy was the site of the band's only live album, 1991's You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy.
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Faith No More recorded a cover version of "This Guy's in Love with You" by Burt Bacharach (pictured in 1972).
A man standing on stage, singing into a microphone
Lionel Richie (pictured in 2011) wrote "Easy", which was covered for Songs to Make Love To.
Key
Song released as a single Indicates single release
Song Credit as writer(s) Release Year Ref(s)
"Absolute Zero" Faith No More "Digging the Grave" 1995 [19]
"Anne's Song" dagger Gould
Bottum
Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"Another Body Murdered" dagger Gould
Bordin
Patton
Bottum
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
Judgment Night 1993 [22][23][nb 1]
"Arabian Disco" Mosley
Gould
We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"As the Worm Turns" Mosley
Bottum
Gould
We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"As the Worm Turns" Gould
Bottum
Mosley
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]
"Ashes to Ashes" dagger Patton
Gould
Hudson
Bordin
Bottum
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"Be Aggressive" Bottum Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"The Big Kahuna" Patton
Gould
Hudson
Bordin
"Ashes to Ashes" 1997 [32]
"Blood" Mosley Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"Caffeine" Gould
Patton
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"Caralho Voador" Patton
Gould
Bordin
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Chinese Arithmetic" Mosley
Bordin
Martin
Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"Collision" Patton
Hudson
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"The Cowboy Song" Faith No More "From Out of Nowhere" 1989 [35]
"The Crab Song" Mosley
Gould
Bordin
Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"Crack Hitler" Gould
Patton
Bottum
Bordin
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"Cuckoo for Caca" Patton
Gould
Spruance
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Das Schutzenfest" Faith No More Songs to Make Love To 1993 [36][37]
"Death March" Mosley
Gould
Bottum
Martin
Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"Digging the Grave" dagger Patton
Gould
Bordin
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Easy" dagger Richie Songs to Make Love To 1993 [36][37][nb 2]
"Edge of the World" Gould
Bottum
Bordin
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"Edge of the World" Gould
Bottum
Patton
Bordin
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]
"Epic" dagger Gould
Bottum
Bordin
Martin
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"Epic" Gould
Bottum
Patton
Bordin
Martin
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]
"Everything's Ruined" dagger Gould
Patton
Bottum
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"Evidence" dagger Patton
Gould
Bordin
Spruance
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Falling to Pieces" dagger Gould
Bottum
Martin
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"Falling to Pieces" Gould
Bottum
Martin
Patton
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]
"Faster Disco" Mosley
Gould
Bottum
Martin
Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"From Out of Nowhere" dagger Gould
Bottum
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"From Out of Nowhere" Gould
Bottum
Patton
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" Patton
Gould
Bordin
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Get Out" Patton King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Got That Feeling" Patton Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"The Grade" Faith No More "From Out of Nowhere" 1989 [35]
"Greed" Gould
Mosley
We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"Greenfields" The Brothers Four "Digging the Grave" 1995 [19][nb 3]
"Helpless" Patton
Bordin
Gould
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"Highway Star" Lord
Blackmore
Gillan
Paice
Glover
Who Cares a Lot? 1998 [18][40][nb 4]
"Hippie Jam Song" Patton
Gould
Who Cares a Lot? 1998 [18][40]
"Home Sick Home" Patton Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"I Started a Joke" dagger B. Gibb
R. Gibb
M. Gibb
"Digging the Grave" 1995 [19][nb 5]
"I Wanna Fuck Myself" Allin "Ricochet" 1995 [41][nb 6]
"I Won't Forget You" Patton
Gould
Who Cares a Lot? 1998 [18][40]
"Instrumental" Patton
Gould
Bottum
Who Cares a Lot? 1998 [18][40]
"Introduce Yourself" Mosley
Gould
Bottum
Bordin
Martin
Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"Jim" Martin We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"Jizzlobber" Martin
Patton
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"The Jungle" Mosley
Bottum
Gould
Bordin
We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"Just a Man" Patton
Gould
Spruance
Bottum
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Kindergarten" Gould
Patton
Bottum
Martin
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"King for a Day" Patton
Gould
Spruance
Bordin
Bottum
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Land of Sunshine" dagger Gould
Bottum
Patton
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"Last Cup of Sorrow" dagger Patton
Gould
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"The Last to Know" Patton
Gould
Bordin
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Let's Lynch the Landlord" Biafra Songs to Make Love To 1993 [36][37][nb 7]
"Light Up and Let Go" Patton "Ashes to Ashes" 1997 [32]
"Malpractice" Patton Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"Mark Bowen" Mosley
Gould
Bordin
We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"Midlife Crisis" dagger Gould
Patton
Bottum
Bordin
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"Midnight Cowboy" Barry Angel Dust 1992 [30][31][nb 8]
"The Morning After" Gould
Bottum
Martin
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"Mouth to Mouth" Patton
Bordin
Gould
Hudson
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"Naked in Front of the Computer" Patton Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"New Beginnings" Mosley We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"New Improved Song" Faith No More Sounds Waves 2 1988 [42][nb 9]
"Paths of Glory" Patton
Gould
Hudson
Bordin
Bottum
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"The Perfect Crime" Faith No More Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey: Music from the Motion Picture 1991 [43][44]
"Pills for Breakfast" Bordin
Martin
We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"Pristina" Patton
Gould
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"Quiet in Heaven" dagger Morris "Quiet in Heaven" / "Song of Liberty" 1982 [45][46][nb 10]
"The Real Thing" Gould
Bottum
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"The Real Thing" Gould
Bottum
Patton
Kamosi
De Quincey
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27][nb 11]
"Ricochet" dagger Patton
Gould
Bordin
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Rn'R" Mosley
Gould
Martin
Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"RV" Gould
Patton
Bottum
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"She Loves Me Not" Patton
Gould
Bordin
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"A Small Victory" dagger Gould
Patton
Bottum
Bordin
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"Smaller and Smaller" Gould
Patton
Bottum
Bordin
Wallace
Angel Dust 1992 [30][31]
"Something for the Girl with Everything" Mael Plagiarism 1998 [12][47][nb 12]
"Song of Liberty" dagger Morris "Quiet in Heaven" / "Song of Liberty" 1982 [45][46][nb 10]
"Spanish Eyes" Kaempfert
Singleton
Snyder
"Ricochet" 1995 [41][nb 13]
"Spirit" Gould Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"Star A.D." Patton
Gould
Bordin
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Stripsearch" dagger Patton
Hudson
Bordin
Gould
Album of the Year 1997 [28][29]
"Surprise! You're Dead!" Martin
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"Sweet Emotion" Patton
Bordin
Kerrang! Flexible Fiend 1989 [42][nb 14]
"Take This Bottle" Patton
Gould
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"This Guy's in Love with You" Bacharach
David
Who Cares a Lot? 1998 [18][40][nb 15]
"This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" dagger Mael Plagiarism 1998 [12][47][nb 12]
"Ugly in the Morning" Patton
Gould
Spruance
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Underwater Love" Gould
Bottum
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"Underwater Love" Gould
Bottum
Patton
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]
"War Pigs" Butler
Iommi
Osbourne
Ward
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39][nb 16]
"War Pigs" Butler
Iommi
Osbourne
Ward
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]
"We Care a Lot" Mosley
Bottum
We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"We Care a Lot" (Slash Version) dagger Mosley
Gould
Bottum
Introduce Yourself 1987 [20][21]
"We Care a Lot" dagger Gould
Bottum
Mosley
Starr
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27][nb 17]
"What a Day" Patton
Spruance
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime 1995 [33][34]
"Why Do You Bother" Gould
Bordin
Bottum
We Care a Lot 1985 [24][25]
"Woodpecker from Mars" Bordin
Martin
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"Woodpecker from Mars" Bordin
Martin
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]
"The World Is Yours" Faith No More Who Cares a Lot? 1998 [18][40]
"Zombie Eaters" Gould
Bottum
Bordin
Martin
Patton
The Real Thing 1989 [38][39]
"Zombie Eaters" Gould
Bottum
Patton
Bordin
Martin
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 [26][27]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Collaboration with Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
  2. ^ Commodores cover
  3. ^ The Brothers Four cover
  4. ^ Deep Purple cover
  5. ^ Bee Gees cover
  6. ^ GG Allin cover
  7. ^ Dead Kennedys cover
  8. ^ Cover of the Midnight Cowboy score
  9. ^ Included on covermount by Sounds
  10. ^ a b Released as Faith No Man
  11. ^ Features a brief cover of Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam"
  12. ^ a b Collaboration with Sparks
  13. ^ Al Martino cover
  14. ^ Included on covermount by Kerrang!
  15. ^ Burt Bacharach cover
  16. ^ Black Sabbath cover
  17. ^ Features a brief cover of New Kids on the Block's "You Got It (The Right Stuff)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chirazi 1994, p. 22.
  2. ^ Sharpe-Young 2007, p. 482.
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  4. ^ Blush, Steven (August 1990). "Obscure No More". Spin (Spin Media LLC) 6 (5): 16. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ Gehman, Pleasant (September 1992). "Epic Journey". Spin (Spin Media LLC) 8 (6): 77 & 118. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Garza, Janiss (July 10, 1992). "Angel Dust Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Jann S. Wenner (ed.). "Faith No More Biography – Rolling Stone Music". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Metal Hammer: Blog Archive: Story Behind the Album – Faith No More". Metal Hammer. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Lanham, Tom (April 1995). "Faith No More". CMJ New Music Monthly (CMJ network, Inc) (20): 22–26. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ Chirazi 1994, p. 145.
  11. ^ "Official Faith No More site :: Biography". Faith No More. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c Sullivan, Denise. "Plagiarism – Sparks : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ Berman, Jarrett (July 19, 2007). "Part 4: Heaven 17 to N.W.A. (1981–1988)". PopMatters. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ Huey, Steve. "We Care a Lot – Faith No More : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllRovi. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Faith No More – Epic". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Epic – Faith No More". Billboard magazine. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
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  18. ^ a b c d e f g Huey, Steve. "Who Cares a Lot: Greatest Hits – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b c Digging the Grave
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Prato, Greg. "Introduce Yourself – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Introduce Yourself.
  22. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Judgment Night – Original Soundtrack : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  23. ^ Judgment Night.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Prato, Greg. "We Care a Lot – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j We Care a Lot.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Prato, Greg. "Live at the Brixton Academy – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Live at the Brixton Academy.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Prato, Greg. "Album of the Year – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Album of the Year.
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Raggett, Ned. "Angel Dust – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Angel Dust.
  32. ^ a b Ashes to Ashes
  33. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Prato, Greg. "King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  34. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime.
  35. ^ a b From Out of Nowhere
  36. ^ a b c Torreano, Bradley. "Songs to Make Love To – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  37. ^ a b c Songs to Make Love To
  38. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Raggett, Ned. "The Real Thing – Faith No More : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The Real Thing.
  40. ^ a b c d e f Who Cares a Lot?.
  41. ^ a b Ricochet
  42. ^ a b "Faith No more: 'The Very Best' Greatest-Hits Collection Due in June". Blabbermouth.net. April 28, 2009. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  43. ^ McDonald, Steven. "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (Soundtrack) – Original Soundtrack : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  44. ^ Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.
  45. ^ a b Torreano, Bradley. "Song of Liberty/All Quiet in Heaven – Overview". AllRovi. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  46. ^ a b Quiet in Heaven/Song of Liberty, 1982
  47. ^ a b Plagiarism.
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