The Real Thing

by Faith No More

The Real Thing

The Real Thing is the third studio album by American rock band Faith No More, released on June 20, 1989 by Slash and Reprise Records. It was the first album by the band not to feature vocalist Chuck Mosley, instead, the album featured Mike Patton from the experimental/funk band Mr. Bungle. On this album, Faith No More continued to advance their sound range, combining funk metal, rap metal and alternative rock.


  1. From Out Of Nowhere (3:19)
  2. Epic (4:51)
  3. Falling To Pieces (5:12)
  4. Surprise! You’re Dead! (2:26)
  5. Zombie Eaters (5:57)
  6. The Real Thing (8:10)
  7. Underwater Love (3:50)
  8. The Morning After (3:40)
  9. Woodpecker From Mars (5:38)

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Format Vinyl LP Album
Label London American Recordings
Catalog Number 828 154-1
Notes Silver and black London Records labels printed with “Made in Holland”. Label, album title, artist and catalogue number is printed along the top edge of the sleeve in addition to the release spine. This version is very similar to the UK version. The [url=]UK version[/url] does not have album, artist, label and catalogue number information printed along the top edge of the sleeve and has white and red labels with no mention of its country of manufacture. Includes a printed inner sleeve with graphics, photographs and credits. Recorded December 1988 at Studio D, Sausalito, CA. Mixed January 1989 at Blue Canyon, Studio City, CA. Mastered at K-Disc, Los Angeles, CA. Marketed in France by Barclay and in West Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH. ℗ 1989 Slash Records © 1989 Slash Records
Discogs URL Faith No More - The Real Thing