Michael Andrew "Mike" Bordin is an American musician, best known as the drummer for rock band Faith No More. He has amicably been known as "Puffy", "Puffster" or "The Puff", in reference to the afro hair style he wore in the early 1980s; the nicknames were coined by Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin, they stuck around after he grew out his hair and tied it in dreadlocks, a trademark look he has worn for most of his career. Mike Bordin was one of the three founding band member of Faith No More in 1983 and was the band's only drummer throughout its span, remaining with the group until its initial breakup in April 1998, he rejoined Faith No More when the band reformed in 2009. Bordin has performed with Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Black Label Society, Jerry Cantrell, The Chickenfuckers and Pop-O-Pies; some of his pre-Faith No More bands include Faith. No Man. Sharp Young Men and EZ-Street. Bordin has played alongside all three Metallica bassists over the years. In the late 1970s, while still a student at Castro Valley High School, Bordin formed his first band EZ-Street with future Metallica bassist Cliff Burton.
The two recruited local metalhead and future Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin to complete the trio. In 1981, Bordin left EZ-Street because of frictions with guitarist Jim Martin, he joined up with a San Francisco post-punk outfit going under the name of Sharp Young Men. Sharp Young Men was fronted by Mike Morris, with Billy Gould on bass and keyboardist Wade Worthington. After playing a few shows for a year, the band decided to change its name because it didn't like the image it gave off. In late 1982, Sharp Young Men became Faith. No Man. A name that Bordin suggested, meaning "Faith In No Man". Faith. No Man. Recorded a two-song 7" single in early 1983, followed by a three-song demo tape in the summer. In between those two recordings, keyboardist Wade Worthington left and was replaced by Billy Gould's childhood friend Roddy Bottum. In the late summer, Bordin and Gould quit Faith. No Man; because of frictions with Morris and formed the a new band, Faith No More. Faith No More played its first show in October 1983.
Bordin's former EZ-Street band-mate Jim Martin joined the band in the summer of 1984. Faith No More released their first album, We Care a Lot, in 1985. After releasing several more albums, including the Grammy-nominated The Real Thing, Faith No More disbanded in 1998. In 2009, Faith No More reformed and performed a series of festival shows in Europe and Australia, leading to several shows in select American cities. In 2015, Faith No More released Sol Invictus, their first album since Album of the Year, first since their reunion, it met considerable critical attention, the band embarked on a worldwide tour. Bordin has worked with Primus on several occasions, he first provided guest vocals on two songs from Primus' 1990 album Frizzle Fry. In 1991 he provided guest vocals and drums on the song "Los Bastardos", released on Sailing the Seas of Cheese, he played drums on the song "Choked", a collaboration with Primus' Tim Alexander and Tool's Maynard James Keenan, released on the 1997 compilation Flyin' Traps.
In 1996, Bordin began performing with Ozzy Osbourne's band. Due to Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward's health issues during tour, Bordin had a brief stretch playing with the other original members of Black Sabbath, he played the closing segments of Ozzy Osbourne's 1997 headlining concerts during the Ozzfest tour. Bordin re-recorded the drum tracks on Osbourne's solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, for the controversial remasters released in 2002; the re-recordings were the result of a lawsuit brought by original drummer Lee Kerslake and original bassist Bob Daisley for unpaid royalties. In 2000, Bordin filled in as Korn's live drummer for 7 months and nearly 100 shows. At the time of his joining, Korn's fourth album Issues had been nominated for two Grammys in March 2000 and had achieved triple-platinum certification by the RIAA since its release five months earlier, in November 1999. Korn's Sick and Twisted Tour began on February 2000 to promote the full-length. On March 10, 2000, only 14 dates into the tour, Korn drummer David Silveria's right wrist gave out on the night of their concert at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota.
The band went out on stage and Silveria announced to the audience that the concert had to be postponed because of his inability to play. The injury was caused by Silvera's left ribs, the same limp wrist condition had occurred the year before causing the band to cancel the last two shows of their tour with Rob Zombie. Three Midwest dates in Madison, Minneapolis and Moline, Illinois had to be rescheduled while the band found a replacement. Korn called on Bordin to fill in while Silveria recovered; the band invited Bordin because he was the only drummer they could think of who could perform in the style they wanted. Faith No More had been a major inspiration when Korn started out in the early 1990s and the band went on to record a cover of We Care a Lot in 2005 for a proposed covers album titled Korn Kovers. Korn spent 5 days teaching Bordin an initial 12 songs at their rehearsal space in California, with Silveria present to guide him. Throughout the rest of the year, Bordin learned an additional 10 songs which were added the set list.
On March 16, the band flew out to Illinois for their first show with Bordin on drums at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Bordin rema
Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades, she rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Born to countercultural parents in San Francisco, Love had an itinerant childhood, but was raised in Portland, where she played in a series of short-lived bands and was active in the local punk scene. After being interned in a juvenile hall, she spent a year abroad living in Dublin and Liverpool before returning to the United States and being cast in the Alex Cox films Sid and Nancy and Straight to Hell, she formed Hole in Los Angeles, receiving attention from underground rock press for the group's 1991 debut album, produced by Kim Gordon.
Hole's second release, Live Through This, was met with multi-platinum sales. In 1995, Love returned to acting, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Althea Leasure in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt, which established her as a mainstream actress; the following year, Celebrity Skin, was nominated for three Grammy Awards. Love continued to work as an actress into the early 2000s, appearing in big-budget pictures such as Man on the Moon and Trapped, before releasing her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004; the next years were marked by publicity surrounding Love's legal troubles and drug addiction, which resulted in a mandatory lockdown rehabilitation sentence in 2005 while she was writing a second solo album. That project became Nobody's Daughter, released in 2010 as a Hole album but without the former Hole lineup. Between 2014 and 2015, Love released two solo singles and returned to acting in the network series Sons of Anarchy and Empire. Love has been active as a writer.
In 2012, she premiered an exhibit of mixed media visual art. Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964, at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, the first child of psychotherapist Linda Carroll and Hank Harrison, a publisher and road manager for the Grateful Dead. Love's godfather is the founding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, her mother, adopted at birth and raised by a prominent Italian-Catholic family in San Francisco, was revealed to be the biological daughter of novelist Paula Fox. According to Love, she was named after Courtney Farrell, the protagonist of Pamela Moore's 1956 novel Chocolates for Breakfast, she is of Cuban, German and Welsh descent. Love spent her early years in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco until her parents' 1969 divorce, spurred by her mother's allegations that her father had fed Courtney LSD when she was a toddler. Though he denied the claim, full custody of Love was awarded to her mother. In 1970, Carroll relocated with Love to the rural community of Marcola, Oregon where they lived along the Mohawk River while she completed her psychology degree at the University of Oregon.
There, Love was adopted by Frank Rodriguez. He and her mother had two daughters and a son who died in infancy of a heart defect when Love was ten. Love attended a Montessori school in Eugene, where she struggled academically and had trouble making friends. At age nine, a psychologist noted. In 1972, Love's mother divorced Rodriguez and moved the family to Nelson, New Zealand. There, she enrolled Love from which she was soon expelled. In 1973, she was sent back to live in the United States, where she was raised in Portland, Oregon by her former stepfather and other family friends. During this time, her mother gave birth to two of Love's other half-brothers. At age fourteen, she was arrested for shoplifting a T-shirt from a Woolworth's, was sent to Hillcrest Correctional Facility, a juvenile hall in Salem, Oregon, she was subsequently placed in foster care until she became emancipated at age 16. She supported herself by working illegally as a topless dancer at Mary's Club in downtown Portland adopting the last name "Love" to conceal her identity.
She worked various odd jobs, including picking berries at a farm in Troutdale, as a disc jockey at a gay disco. During this time, she enrolled at Portland State University, studying philosophy. Love has said that she "didn't have a lot of social skills," and that she learned them while frequenting gay clubs and spending time with drag queens. In 1981, she was granted a small trust fund, left by her adoptive grandparents, which she used to travel to Dublin, where her biological father was living. While there, she enrolled in courses at Trinity College, she would receive honorary patronage from Trinity's University Philosophical Society in 2010. After leaving Trinity, Love relocated to Liverpool, where she became acquainted with musician Julian Cope and his band, The Teardrop Explodes, lived in his house. "They kind of took me in", she recalled. "I was sort of a mascot. In Cope's autobiography Head-On, Love is
This Is It: The Best of Faith No More
This Is It: The Best of Faith No More contains 19 signature Faith No More tracks from albums and singles released between 1985-1997. It includes four rarities & the out-of-print soundtrack cut "The Perfect Crime" from the soundtrack to the movie Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, it was released by Slash/Rhino Records in 2003. "Arabian Disco" "We Care a Lot" "Anne's Song" "Introduce Yourself" "From Out of Nowhere" "Epic" "Falling to Pieces" "War Pigs" "The Cowboy Song" "As the Worm Turns" "Midlife Crisis" "A Small Victory" "Be Aggressive" "Easy" "Digging the Grave" "Evidence" "Last Cup of Sorrow" "Ashes to Ashes" "The Perfect Crime" This Is It was positively received. Allmusic rated the album four stars out of five, described it as "a fine collection of one of hard rock's all-time best", though noted that "longtime fans may squabble about key tracks that are absent". Classic Rock gave the collection four stars out of five, praising its "unique sexual intensity", feeling that it represented a "handsome legacy"
Introduce Yourself is Faith No More's second album, released in 1987. Due to the limited availability of the first album, We Care a Lot, including the band, once considered this Faith No More's true debut album. Being the group's major label debut, this album features better production than its predecessor, most evident on this album's version of the song "We Care a Lot," which features updated, more topical, lyrics, it was the last album. Faith No More's debut album We Care a Lot was released in 1985 through independent label Mordam Records. In late 1986, Faith No More was signed to Los Angeles label Slash Records by Anna Statman; the label had been sold to the Warner Music Group subsidiary London Records, ensuring a widespread release for the band's following albums. Music videos featuring the band members were made for the songs "We Care a Lot" and "Anne's Song". "Chinese Arithmetic" was released as a single. After the album's release, Faith No More joined fellow funk metal/punk band Red Hot Chili Peppers on The Uplift Mofo Party Tour.
They opened for them on several late 1987 dates throughout the US. Guitarist Jim Martin recalled "We were travelling in a box van with no windows. We drove all the way to the east coast for the first show. Flea asked me. I said: ‘Yes’ and he said: ‘We’re going to get along just fine’. We did something like 52 dates in 56 days." The band's future singer Mike Patton became involved in several controversies and disputes with Anthony Kiedis, frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. To further promote the album, Faith No More embarked on their first tour of the UK in 1988; the album was released in April 1987 on vinyl and cassette. The album cover for this release is a centered ink splatter, with text to the extremes of the cover; the tape has a larger smear of the ink. The second release of this album was on November 15, 1996, through Slash/Uni Records, this version featured the centered ink splatter; the last North American release of this album was on October 2000, through Slash/Rhino Records. This version has a close up of the ink splatter with the wording a bit further from the edges.
The record has garnered positive reviews from music critics, although as with the band's previous studio effort We Care a Lot, some criticisms have been directed at vocalist Chuck Mosley. AllMusic stated that "the album is consistent and interesting, with Mosley's out-of-tune vocals being an acquired taste to most". In 1988, Neil Perry of Sounds Magazine referred to the album as "a breathtaking harmonisation of molten metal guitar, deadly dance rhythms and poignant, pointed lyrics". Band membersMike Bordin – drums, backing vocals Roddy Bottum – keyboards, backing vocals Billy Gould – bass, backing vocals Jim Martin – guitar, backing vocals Chuck Mosley – lead vocalsProductionSteve Berlin – producer Matt Wallace – producer, engineer Jim "Watts" Verecke – assistant engineer John Golden – mastering Lendon Flanagan – photography Bob Biggs – artwork Jeff Price – artwork
Faith No More
Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current name in 1982, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and Faith No Man. Bassist Billy Gould and drummer Mike Bordin are the longest-remaining members of the band, having been involved with Faith No More since its inception; the band underwent several lineup changes early in their career, along with some major changes on. The current lineup of Faith No More consists of Gould, keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Roddy Bottum, lead guitarist Jon Hudson and vocalist/lyricist Mike Patton. After releasing six studio albums, including their best-selling records The Real Thing and Angel Dust, Faith No More announced their breakup on April 20, 1998, they have since reunited, embarked on The Second Coming Tour from 2009 to 2012, released their seventh studio album, Sol Invictus, in May 2015. Faith No More was formed as Sharp Young Men in 1979 by bassist Billy Gould, drummer Mike Bordin, vocalist Mike Morris, keyboardist Wade Worthington.
Mike Morris described the name as "a piss-take on all the ‘elegant’ groups at the time." On, Morris proposed the name Faith In No Man, but the band settled on Bordin's suggestion Faith No Man. They recorded "Quiet in Heaven/Song of Liberty", released in 1983; the songs were recorded in Matt Wallace's parents' garage, where Wallace had set up and been running a recording studio while the band was still recording under the name Sharp Young Men, with Mike Morris, Billy Gould, Mike Bordin and Wade Worthington. Worthington left shortly thereafter, they changed their name to Faith No Man for the release of the single, which featured two of the three songs recorded in Wallace's garage, hired Roddy Bottum to replace Worthington. Bottum and Bordin quit the band shortly after and formed Faith No More, they chose the name to accentuate the fact that "The Man" was "No More". The band played with several vocalists and guitarists, including a brief stint with Courtney Love, until they settled on vocalist Chuck Mosley in 1983 and guitarist Jim Martin.
After the name change, the band started recording We Care a Lot without backing from a record label and, after pooling their money, recorded five songs. This gained the attention of Ruth Schwartz, forming the independent label Mordam Records, under which the band, after getting the necessary financial support and released the album, it was the first official release for the label. In late 1986, Faith No More was signed to Los Angeles label Slash Records by Anna Statman; the label had been sold to the Warner Music Group subsidiary London Records, ensuring a widespread release for the band's following albums. Introduce Yourself was released in 1987, a revamped version of their debut album's title track "We Care a Lot" saw minor success on MTV. Mosley's behaviour had started to become erratic during a troubled tour of Europe in 1988. Incidents include him punching Billy Gould on stage, the release party for the album Introduce Yourself — during which he fell asleep on stage — and one of Mosley's roadies getting into a fist fight with guitarist Jim Martin during the European tour.
Mosley was fired after the band returned home from Europe. Billy Gould reflected "There was a certain point when I went to rehearsal, Chuck wanted to do all acoustic guitar songs, it was just so far off the mark. The upshot was that I walked out and quit the band. I just said: ‘I’m done – I can’t take this any longer. It’s just so ridiculous’; the same day, I talked to Bordin, he said: ‘Well, I still want to play with you’. Bottum did the same thing, it was another one of these ‘firing somebody without firing them’ scenarios." Chuck Mosley was replaced with singer Mike Patton in 1988. Patton, singing with his high school band, Mr. Bungle, was recruited at Martin's suggestion after he heard a demo of Mr. Bungle. According to Patton, he first met the band during a 1986 gig at "a pizza parlor" in his hometown of Eureka, California. Two weeks after joining Faith No More, he had written all the lyrics for the songs that would make up the Grammy award-nominated The Real Thing, released in June 1989. "Epic" was a top 10 hit.
The music video for "Epic" received extensive airplay on MTV in 1990, despite anger from animal rights activists for a slow motion shot of a fish flopping out of water at the end of the video. That same year, Faith No More performed at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards and on the 293rd episode of Saturday Night Live "From Out of Nowhere" and "Falling to Pieces" saw releases as singles, a cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" was produced for non-vinyl releases. In 1990, the band went on an extensive U. S. tour, sending The Real Thing to Platinum status in Canada, the U. S. and South America. The album had big sales numbers in Australia, U. K. and the rest of Europe, pushing the total sales well above 4 million worldwide. In February 1991, Faith No More released their only official live album, Live at the Brixton Academy; the album included two unreleased studio tracks, "The Grade" and "The Cowboy Song". That same year, the band contributed a track for the motion picture soundtrack to Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey with the song "The Perfect Crime".
Jim Martin made a brief cameo in the film as "Sir James Martin" as the head of the "Faith No More Spiritual and Theological Center". Mike Patton's original band Mr. Bungle would go on to sign with Slash and Reprise Records' parent label Warner Bros. Records in 1991, following the
A recording studio is a specialized facility for sound recording and audio production of instrumental or vocal musical performances, spoken words, other sounds. They range in size from a small in-home project studio large enough to record a single singer-guitarist, to a large building with space for a full orchestra of 100 or more musicians. Ideally both the recording and monitoring spaces are specially designed by an acoustician or audio engineer to achieve optimum acoustic properties. Recording studios may be used to record singers, instrumental musicians, voice-over artists for advertisements or dialogue replacement in film, television, or animation, foley, or to record their accompanying musical soundtracks; the typical recording studio consists of a room called the "studio" or "live room" equipped with microphones and mic stands, where instrumentalists and vocalists perform. The engineers and producers listen to the live music and the recorded "tracks" on high-quality monitor speakers or headphones.
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In both types of rooms, there are windows so the performers can see other band members and the audio engineer/record producer, as singers and musicians give or receive visual cues. This equipment may make noise. Recording studios are designed around the principles of room acoustics to create a set of spaces with the acoustical properties required for recording sound with precision and accuracy; this will consist of both room treatment and soundproofing to prevent sound from leaving the property. A recording studio has to be soundproofed on its outer shell as well, to prevent noises from the surrounding streets and roads from being picked up by microphones. A recording studio may include additional rooms, such as a vocal booth—a small room designed for voice recording, as well as one or more extra isolation booths for loud guitar stacks and extra control rooms. Though sound isolation is a key goal, the musicians, audio engineers and record producers still need to be able to see each other, to see cue gestures and conducting by a bandleader.
As such, the "live room", isolation booths, vocal booths and control room have windows. Equipment found in a recording studio includes: A large professional-grade mixing console Additional small mixing consoles with 4, 8 or 16 channels, for adding more channels A large number of preamplifiers for microphones, such as the Neve 1272 and Neve 3104 Multitrack recorder Computers A wide selection of microphones. Studios have Neuman Tube mics, AKG tube mics, RCA ribbon mics, a number of Shure SM 57 and SM 58 mics. A large number of DI unit boxes Two or more record players Syncs A wide variety of microphone stands (boom stands, straigh
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy
You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy was the only released live album by Faith No More. It was recorded by William Shapland on April 28, 1990 in the Brixton Academy, London during the tour supporting their third studio album The Real Thing, it was released on August 20, 1990 Internationally and as an audio only version, under the name of Live at the Brixton Academy, in the United Kingdom on February 4, 1991 with two bonus tracks from The Real Thing sessions. The bonus tracks "The Grade" and "The Cowboy Song" were released on the "From Out Of Nowhere" 12" single but were added to this compilation in order for them to be available on CD; as a result, they do not appear on the vinyl release of Live At Brixton Academy. The performance of the Black Sabbath song War Pigs was included on the 1994 Black Sabbath tribute compilation Nativity in Black, making it the album's only live track; the reason for including this version, instead of the studio version from The Real Thing album, is unclear.
The video version was released on a 2 disc DVD set with the video compilation Who Cares a Lot?. The promotional version contained 4 tracks from the same recording; some rare copies of it came with a rubber fish, a reference to the music video for "Epic" which Mike Patton was unaware of. Faith no MoreMike Patton – vocals Jim Martin – guitar Billy Gould – bass Roddy Bottum – keyboards Mike Bordin – drumsProductionMatt Wallace – mixing, producer on "The Grade" and "The Cowboy Song" Jessica Barford – producer John Booth – director Will Shapland – engineer