The real thing (album dei Faith No More del 1989)

THE REAL THING è il terzo album in studio della band statunitense Faith No More. Pubblicato nel 1989, in questo disco esordisce il cantante Mike Patton e viene messa in atto,una varietà di generi musicali, come l’heavy metal, il funk, il soul ed il rap. Nel 1990 l’album ha conquistato sia il disco d’oro che quello di platino.

È composto da 11 brani: 1) From out of nowhere, 2) Epic, 3) Falling to pieces, 4) Surprise! You’re dead!, 5) Zombie eaters, 6) The real thing, 7) Underwater love, 8) The morning after, 9) Woodpecker from Mars, 10) War pigs, 11) Edge of the world. Oltre al già citato Patton, completano l’organico, Jim Martin alla chitarra, Bill Gould al basso, Mike Bordin alla batteria e Roddy Bottum alle tastiere.

THE REAL THING segna uno spartiacque nel panorama musicale Rock e Metal grazie alle sue contaminazioni di generi musicali così distanti tra loro, ma che i Faith No More riescono a miscelare con maestria. War pigs è chiaramente una cover dei Black Sabbath, mentre Epic e la title-track riescono a dare energia e a garantire un livello molto alto a tutto il disco.

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