Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, July 16, 2012

FAITH NO MORE / The Real Thing [1989]

After falling asleep on stage during a live performance, vocalist Chuck Mosley was thankfully given the boot from Faith No More making way for Mr. Bungle frontman Mike Patton to bring something new to the table.
1989's genre-bending The Real Thing rocketed FNM into the mainstream.  Patton's nasally vocals, raps and growls were complimented with Martin's crunchy metal-ish guitar solos and classical finger picking.
Power-pop metal at heart, the album is a catchy, energetic time capsule classic riddled with bizarre, disturbing characters explored within the song lyrics.

4 old nu-metal bands out of 5


2 comments:

Dr Faustus said...

I had it on vinyl, if it was CD I'd have put Zombie eaters on repeat for days. Been a long time since I heard this album. 4 charming as a fable out of 5 from me too.

cuckoo77 said...

Been a long time since I revisted it too.

It was difficult trying to pick only 2 songs.

Zombie Eaters, The Real Thing and Underwater Love were the other choices.