The third studio album from Faith No More, 1989’s breakout The Real Thing was the point at which Mike Patton joined the band and the group settled into more of a stable line-up. Spawning four singles, including the controversial smash hit ‘Epic’, it now receives a re-issue on vinyl.
Limited Vinyl LP £20.49 0603497846207
Yellow vinyl LP on Rhino..
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Vinyl Double LP £18.99 0825646094776
Deluxe 180g vinyl, gatefold reissue 2LP on Rhino. Additional disc includes rarities!.
Vinyl LP £4.99
USED LP on Slash recs, VG+/VG (slight damp damage to corner hence price!!).
7/10 Penrith Steve 11th August 2015
I have nostalgic feelings for Faith No More although I don't think they ever made an album that was good from start to finish. I view them as a singles band as that's what they seem to be good at. Their sound was refreshing and original. Coming in the late '80s, along with the likes of Janes Addiction, after a bunch of poodle-haired soft-rock rubbish had spoilt rock music, they restored a bit of equilibrium. Faith No More looked like a bunch of lunatics in comparison to Poison, et al.
"The Real Thing" was their third album, their first with vocalist Mike Patton and was originally released in 1989. It opens with "From Out Of Nowhere" which is a catchy slice of pop-metal and a great single. "Epic" is probably the most well-known track on here and introduced a kind of rock/rap hybrid - rapped verses with an anthemic chorus. "Falling To Pieces" completes the opening trio of singles and again has elements of hip-hop in its springy beat. There isn't much else on here that excites me however, their cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" is good.
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