I first got into Faith No More around when Introduce Yourself came out.
Punk rocker Chuck Mosley stood in stark contrast to the professionalism of the rest of the band.
They were a tight musical group, with this strange guy who could barely sing as their vocalist.
I loved it.
He had replaced Courtney Love as lead singer a few years prior.
Can you imagine what that must have sounded like?
Anyway, the difference between when he was replaced by Mike Patton is night and day.
It is like two totally different bands.
In turn, he replaced HR of the Bad Brains a few years later.
I think he was an excellent fit right there.
But, I guess it didn’t work out between them for some reason.
Like the David Lee Roth / Van Hagar dispute, Chuck showed me how important a lead singer can be.
Even if the vocalist isn’t very good, it is extremely difficult to replace them.
So, I always tried to take the lead singer position, when it was available.
Not that I have a great voice.
But, I couldn’t afford any instruments, at first.
As long as I was in tune and sang in the correct key, I felt that bands would have little reason to get rid of me, despite my personality flaws.
True, I was never kicked out of any bands.
But, people quit a lot.