Faith No More

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": alternative rock rock alternative metal mike patton alternative metal hard rock funk metal experimental Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1980, Faith No More, titled after a greyhound on which the members had placed a bet, were among the first outfits to experiment with the fusion of funk, thrash and hardcore styles that effectively became a new musical subgenre. The band initially comprised Jim Martin (21 July 1961, Oakland, California, USA; guitar, ex-Vicious Hatred), Roddy Bottum (b. 1 July 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA; keyboards), Bill Gould (b. 24 April 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA; bass), Mike Bordin (b. 27 November 1962, San Francisco, California, USA; drums) and Chuck Mosley (vocals). Bottum had attended the same school as Gould, while Bordin was recruited from his course in tribal rhythm at Berkeley University. Gould had met Mosley on the Los Angeles club circuit in 1980, while Martin had been recommended by Metallica’s Cliff Burton.

This line-up recorded a low-budget, self-titled debut on the independent...

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