134. Faith No More

Though it is forgotten by the new generation, there was a time when those who loved Hard Rock/Metal would have nothing to do with those who loved Hip Hop. They seemed like such polar opposites that it seemed virtually impossible for the two camps to possibly merge. After Faith No More arrived, a lot of music fans didn’t think they were so different after all.   Faith No More gained quite a following by blending genres that seemed impossible to do. With a combination of Rap, Metal, Thrash, Progressive Rock and Funk they proved they created a sound that was natural as opposed to the forced concoction that most people thought it would be. When their breakthrough hit, Epic came out it took fans by surprise and forced a lot to adjust how people viewed music. Faith No More never had the same success but their fans found them to be a very diverse and capable band that had multiple layers to them. Credited for helping to usher in future Nu-Metal bands, Faith No More has a better shot to gain induction than a casual fan might realize, though not anytime soon.   The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2010   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (San Francisco, CA)   Nominated In: Never   Why They Will Get In: They were a critically acclaimed band that helped to merge styles.   Why They Won’t Get In: Beyond one monster hit, many music fans are unaware of their accomplishments.   Essential Albums: The Real Thing (1989) Angel Dust (1992) King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime (1995)   Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Epic (From The Real Thing, 1989) Falling to Pieces (From The Real Thing, 1989) Midlife Crisis (From Angel Dust, 1992) RV (From Angel Dust, 1992) Cuckoo for Caca (From King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime, 1995) {acepolls 141}

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