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The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion Paperback – November 22, 2013
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"Prato has done his homework, bringing in all the relevant personae...in the absence of any official memoir it does a great job." --Joel McIver, Record Collector Magazine
"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." --Martin Popoff, Brave Words
"Prato has added his own personal slant to the book by adding details from when he first heard certain albums, to which shows he attended. Rather than being a distraction, this definitely adds value. I got the feeling I was in a long conversation with someone who was just as obsessed a fan as me, and I liked that." --Charles Farmer, Subba-Cultcha
"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." --Chris Holmes, popdose.com
"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." --Hilary Mahoney, Screamer Magazine
"Overall, this is a solid outing. It's got some interesting insights into one of rock's most confusing bands...anyone with even a mild interest in FNM should check this out as it paints a clearer picture of a tremendously tumultuous band." --Mark Fisher, Colossal Pop
"For fans of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, anything Mike Patton-related, this is a must buy." --The Dead Bloated Morrison Podcast
"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." --Sue Hodges Grant, Shockwave Magazine
"Blending oral narrative with Prato's own insightful analyses, 'The Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Companion' book is a bright and beautiful telling of these bands' histories. And no one does that better than Prato." --Steve Rosen, Curled Up
"An interesting read that you will not want to put down until you are done then you still want more." --Celtic Bob, metal-rules.com
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I wasn't sure how the back/forth between the two bands would work (obviously this is at it's most effective if you're a fan of both bands), but that actually ended up being one of the most interesting things about it. Even if you prefer one over the other, it becomes clear that you can't get a true, honest understanding of either band without hearing about the other. I enjoyed Prato putting in his own personal experiences here and there, but was glad he didn't overdo it.
I would have liked for a wider range of those around and influenced by the band to have been included (the guy's from Primus seemed an odd exclusion). Prato kept returning to the same guys, which are fine but at times felt as if I wanted a new person's perspective.
Overall an entertaining and easy read that really drives home the point about how important both of these bands have become.
It's a fantastic reminder of the power and influence of this music.
Not quite five stars: I wish there were deeper background on each the characters involved in terms of their families, how they became musicians, etc. Prato seems to lean a little too hard on the subjects for information about themselves without delving deeper.
Inspired me to dig into the music, which was what I was looking for.
The story of this band is unlike anything you've heard. Not your typical "started off in a garage, got signed, got big, got addicted to drugs, and got broken up" story.
This shows a peak into how media can do more harm than good for a band.
Each band member are very unique characters. The things they say and do... You can't make this stuff up!
Bottom line, definitely check out this book!
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