On June 20, 1989, “Slash” and “Reprise” labels released “The Real Thing”, the third Faith No More studio album. It was recorded December 1988 – January 1989, at “Studio D” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Matt Wallace, Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, James Martin and Mike Patton.
Mike Patton – vocals
James Martin – guitars
Roddy Bottum – keyboards
Mike Bordin – drums
Bill Gould – bass
Matt Wallace – engineer
Jim “Watts” Vereecke – assistant engineer
Craig Doubet – assistant engineer
John Golden – mastering
Jeff Price – artwork
Terry Robertson – CD design
Lendon Flanagon – photography
All lyrics by Mike Patton, all music by Bill Gould and Roddy Bottum, except where noted.
From Out of Nowhere
Epic – Bill Gould, Roddy Bottun, James Martin, Mike Bordin
Falling to Pieces – Bill Gould, Roddy Bottum, James Martin
Surprise! You’re Dead! – lyrics by Mike Patton, James Martin, music by James Martin
Zoombie Easters – music by Mike Patton, Bill Gould, James Martin, Mike Bordin
The Real Thing – lyrics by Mike Patton, Bill Gould, music by Bill Gould, Roddy Bottum
The Morning After – music by Bill Gould, James Martin, Roddy Bottum
Woodpecker from Mars – music by James Martin, Roddy Bordin
On March 28, 1987, “SST” label released “Even If and Especially When” the second Screaming Trees studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Velvetone” in Ellensburg, WA, and was produced by Steve Fisk, Mark Lanegan, Van Conner, Gary Lee Conner and Mark Pickerel.
Mark Lanegan – vocals
Gary Lee Conner – guitar, organ, back cover photography
On January 19, 1987, “Slash” label released “By the Light of the Moon”, the fourth Los Lobos album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by T-Bone Burnett, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Louie Pérez and Steve Berlin.
David Hidalgo– lead vocals, guitars, accordion, six-string bass, lap steel, violin, hidalguera, percussion
Cesar Rosas– lead vocals, guitars, bajo sexto, mandolin, vihuela
Conrad Lozano– vocals, Fender electric bass, acoustic bass, guitarrón