It feels wrong and insulting to call Faith No More a one-hit wonder. After all, the funk-metal legends have released countless brilliant songs, and they were one of the most innovative acts of the late ’80s and early ’90s. This makes it a bit unfortunate that their 1989 smash “Epic” was their lone experience with mainstream success. Not because Faith No More are the type of band that would crave commercial hits, but because so many people only know the band for that song, even though their career has been so much more than that.
Their new album, Sol Invictus, is out Tuesday (their first in 18 years), and we imagine a lot of people will see it and think to themselves, Oh, that “You want it all, but you can’t have it” band? So, consider this a public service announcement: Here are some other great Faith No More songs that haven’t been played on the radio once an hour for the past 25 years.