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The Real Thing is the third studio album by Faith No More. It was first released through Slash Records on June 20, 1989. It was the first release by the band not to feature vocalist Chuck Mosley, instead the album featured Mike Patton. On this album, Faith No More advanced their sound range combining heavy metal, progressive rock, hip hop, funk, jazz, and soul.


All lyrics written by Mike Patton, except "The Real Thing" by Patton/Gould, "Surprise! You're Dead!" by Patton/Martin and "War Pigs" by Butler.

No. Title Music Length
1. "From Out of Nowhere" Gould, Bottum 3:21
2. "Epic" Gould, Bottum, Martin, Bordin 4:51
3. "Falling to Pieces" Gould, Bottum, Martin 5:17
4. "Surprise! You're Dead!" Martin 2:25
5. "Zombie Eaters" Gould, Bottum, Martin, Bordin 6:00
6. "The Real Thing" Gould, Bottum 8:12
7. "Underwater Love" Gould, Bottum 3:36
8. "The Morning After" Gould, Bottum, Martin 3:40
9. "Woodpecker from Mars" Martin, Bordin 5:41
10. "War Pigs" (Non-vinyl track.) Butler, Iommi, Osbourne, Ward 7:42
11. "Edge of the World" (Track 6 on cassette, ending Side 1. Non-vinyl track.) Gould, Bottum, Bordin 4:10

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