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Faith No More in the 1990s


Matt Karpe
UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95

It may have taken them a few years to achieve a stable line-up, but Faith No More did just that with the arrival of enigmatic frontman Mike Patton in 1988. By 1990, the San Francisco quintet were flying high on the back of their third album, The Real Thing, and the influential anthem for a generation, ‘Epic’. Becoming a household name and mainstream chart botherers with colourful and diverse songs ranging in style from heavy metal to jazz, and rap rock to lounge music, Faith No More refused to follow trends and instead pushed forward with a gung-ho attitude and a talent for songwriting built around sonic experimentation.

The band released the critically acclaimed Angel Dust, as well as King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime and the ironically titled Album of the Year, before stunning fans by parting ways in 1998. Faith No More in the 1990s is the story of a largely rewarding but tension-filled decade for rock music’s greatest underdogs.

Providing a detailed timeline of events, frenetic touring schedules, and, most importantly, the songs, this book documents the rise and progression of one of the most distinctive bands of all time.

The Author

An avid music fan, author, and journalist, Matt Karpe has written for multiple print and online magazines over the last decade, including Powerplay Rock & Metal Magazine, and the punk and hardcore publication, Down For Life. Faith No More in the 1990s is Matt’s seventh book overall, his previous releases being We Own the Night: The Underground of the Modern American Hard Rock Scene, two volumes of Nu Metal: Resurgence; and the Sonicbond published Nu Metal: A Definitive Guide, Korn On Track, and Tool On Track. He lives in March, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Number of Pages: 144
Number of colour pictures: 38
ISBN: 9781789522501
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UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95


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