The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion

The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion

by Greg Prato

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Place any musical style in front of Faith No More, and seemingly, a timeless song of their own would soon be created. Between 1985-1997, Faith No More issued six full-length recordings (including such classic titles as 'The Real Thing' and 'Angel Dust') and in the process, influenced countless musicians throughout the world. But that's not to say it was smooth sailing - members coming and going, inter-band bickering, never being the toast of the critics, etc. And much of the same could be said about the zanier Mr. Bungle, which also featured FNM singer Mike Patton. Now, for the first time ever, there is a book that explores and analyzes both bands' histories - 'The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion.' Interviews include: Wes Borland (Black Light Burns/Limp Bizkit), Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses), Everlast (House of Pain/solo artist), Mike Fleischmann (Vision of Disorder), John Garcia (Vista Chino/ex-Kyuss), Mitts (Madball), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Jason Newsted (Newsted/ex-Metallica), Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Project/ex-Strapping Young Lad), Ville Valo (HIM), and Jeff Walker (Carcass). Finally, a complete and thorough overview of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle's careers�strap yourself in and/or hold on tight!

Editorial Reviews

Record Collector Magazine - Joel McIver

"Prato has done his homework, bringing in all the relevant the absence of any official memoir it does a great job."

Brave Words - Martin Popoff

"It all works because Prato knows the subject well, which results in a confidence from the reader that he will get the tone right as he transitions from Mr. Bungle to Fantomas, to the rollercoaster Faith No More was on through the fact that each of their six records was so different from the others, a happenstance exacerbated somewhat by different guitarists along the way, but mostly two very different presences at the mic." - Chris Holmes

"I enjoyed this The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion a lot. It certainly has given me a deeper appreciation for just how essential the music of these two groups was and still is. I recommend it highly both for casual fans and for die-hards."

Screamer Magazine - Hilary Mahoney

"Through line-up changes, breakups, and reunions, Prato takes the reader on the complete journey, featuring himself as the tour guide. And not just a tour guide who has studied his lines, but a tour guide who really knows his stuff and has a passion for it. And it's a tour that you will want to take again and again."

Shockwave Magazine - Sue Hodges Grant

"This 'must read' penned by journalist and author Greg Prato is as tasty a mind-blowing morsel as Billy Gould's pop 'n' slap, bone vibrating basslines."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149059584
Publisher: Greg Prato
Publication date: 11/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
File size: 367 KB

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