Faith No More’s Bill Gould Is King for, Well, Three Minutes in Rockers’ Block

The FNM bassist shreds this latest edition -- no small victory

San Francisco - October 28, 2014
Dustin Rabin Photography 2680


Some music artists have released literally hundreds of songs over the years, to say nothing of the ones deemed too garbage-y to release. BlastEcho wondered if those involved in recording so many songs could remember them all. Enter Rockers’ Block.

For each Rockers’ Block contestant, we play five random songs from their catalog each song from the beginning to see how long it takes for them to guess (well, maybe guess isn’t the right word) the correct song. Then once they do (hopefully), they talk a bit about the song.

Last week, Faith No More released a remastered, expanded version of their landmark debut We Care a Lot, which was originally released 31 years ago (is that even possible?). To celebrate that album and FNM’s rich history, we decided to play Rockers’ Block with founding member, bassist Bill Gould.

Not surprisingly, Gould — the de facto caretaker of the FNM catalog and the man responsible for rediscovering the We Care a Lot master tapes — makes mince meat of Rockers’ Block, though he has issues with the title of one The Real Thing song. But, as you’ll hear, it’s simply because he knows the music and its history too well.

Trust us, it’s epic.

P.S. The full songs are below, if you think you can do better than Gould did…

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