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One my fav albums and the dorkiest I’ve ever looked in a video 🙂

Album: King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime

Released: March 28, 1995
Label: Slash

Album cover – King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime (1995)

Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current name in 1982, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man. Bassist Billy Gould and drummer Mike Bordin are the longest remaining members of the band, having been involved with Faith No More since its inception. The band underwent several lineup changes early in their career, along with some major changes later on. The current lineup of Faith No More consists of Gould, Bordin, keyboardist Roddy Bottum, guitarist Jon Hudson and vocalist Mike Patton.

Faith No More

King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime is the band’s fifth studio album. The album was recorded in Bearsville Studios, in Woodstock, New York. Writing and rehearsing the songs for the album took eight to nine months and recording the album took an additional three months, for which the band hired producer Andy Wallace. Wallace—unconnected to their previous producer Matt Wallace—had previously worked with Sonic Youth, Nirvana and Slayer. Bottum claimed the combination of Wallace and Spruance as two new influences helped to create “a real up-in-the-air, what the fuck is gonna happen kind of feel” while recording.

Faith No More, circa 1995 (L to R): Roddy Bottum, Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Mike Bordin, Bill Gould

Fun Fact

Courtney Love was briefly the vocalist of Faith No More, before they were joined by Chuck Mosley. She plays with the band for six months, and though bassist Billy Gould will tell Metal Hammer “She was an awesome performer; she liked to sing in her nightgown, adorned with flowers,” she was also difficult to work with. “She was a very chaotic personality — she took a lot of work. It just got too much after a while.” According to Love, she is dismissed because the band wanted more “male energy.”

Mike Patton

Video Credits

Recorded in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on March 24, 2011

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