9th Ave: Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

Adrian Harte discusses his new book Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More with Faith No More member Bill Gould and special guests.

 

Praise for Small Victories

"Harte's eye for detail coupled with bullseye analysis and a breezy prose style illuminates the band's dramatic and chaotic trajectory with authoritative calm...Moreish quotes and anecdotes further sugar the ride, and ultimately steer the book into the category marked "Essential"."-- Classic Rock

"Small Victories is a fabulously detailed dissection of the life and times of one of rock's most idiosyncratic, fractious and gleefully perverse collectives. Revelations abound..."-- Planet Rock

"Culled from hundreds of interviews with band members and key players, along with extensive research, Small Victories proves as entertaining a biography as one could hope to read.
Harte's narrative is so engaging, one does not want the band's tale to end. For the Faith No More enthusiast, there is much to dig into here. But perhaps more tellingly and to the book's great credit, even the Faith No More newbie will be entranced and enrapt by the tale."-- Under The Radar

 

About Small Victories

Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More is the definitive biography of one of the most intriguing bands of the late twentieth century. Written with the participation of the group’s key members, it tells how such a heterogeneous group formed, flourished, and fractured, and how Faith No More helped redefine rock, metal and alternative music. The book chronicles the creative and personal tensions that defined and fueled the band, forensically examines the band’s beginnings in San Francisco’s post-punk wasteland, and charts the factors behind the group’s ascent to MTV-era stardom.

Small Victories strips away the mythology and misinformation behind their misanthropic masterpiece Angel Dust, explores the rationale behind the frequent hiring and firing of band members, and traces the unraveling of the band in the mid-1990s. It also examines the band’s breakup and hiatus, explores their unwelcome legacy as nu-metal godfathers, and gives a behind-the-scenes view of their rebirth.

Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews with current and former band members and other key figures, Small Victories combines a fan’s passion with a reporter’s perspicacity.

Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781911036371
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Jawbone Press - September 12th, 2018

‘When I first heard about this Faith No More biography, I didn’t know what to think. But I have to give credit where it is due, it’s a quality piece. The man has done his research and it shows.


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