FAITH NO MORE RARITIES | #1 The Shuffle Song

The Shuffle or Seagull Song was recorded by Faith No More during the Angel Dust sessions but has since been buried by the band who insist it will never be heard in full.

Bill Gould 2012

"Ha....we really don't like this one ! We don't always agree on much but we do seem to agree on our minds, it was a noble attempt but didn't really work."

However an short extract of the song found it's way onto YouTube and the song has been a mystery that fans have endeavoured to unravel ever since.

Roddy Bottum 2013

"Yeah, I think that song always felt unfinished. It seemed like it missed an integral part. I don't know. I think we threw the towel in on it cause it just didn't satisfy."

Bill, Roddy and Mike Bordin referred to the song in a fan interview hosted by Faith No More 2.0, Stubbadub and FNM French Community in 2011. 

With six studio albums, four with Mike Patton, do you have any unreleased music we haven’t heard yet and would you consider releasing it? The unreleased Angel Dust track for example?

Roddy: I don’t know of any stuff out there that is unreleased.

Bill: I think we’ve released most of it, even the bad stuff.  The stuff that hasn’t been released it really not so good. There’s a reason it never got out; it never really came together. Everything else we put out a long time ago.

Roddy: We haven’t really listened to stuff in a long time. A lot of the stuff we do gets dug up by people and ends up in the internet anyway.  I’d imagine there’s stuff we haven’t heard.

Mike Bordin: I have one from the Angel Dust out-takes, Code name The Shuffle song. It wasn’t ready to be done so we didn’t put it out.


  1. Incomplete Seagull Song cannot harm FNM. If I look on FNM discography, there is info from Jim Martin: FNM recorded more songs (about five songs) which are not on Angel Dust. One is The World Is Yours, second (third) is Seagull Song (Roddy said that exist two version of this song). So there must be one maybe two another songs.
    I think a problem with Seagull Song is Jim Martin. Because he wrote a some parts of this song with Mike Bordin. That was reason why Mike Bordin spoke about this song, but Roddy and Billy don´t like it. Mike Patton don´t interesting about it and Jon also. Another problem can be with record company because they have copyright.I want listen Seagull Song, because I like Jim guitar work on Angel Dust. But I think Seagull Song must be cool.

  2. Is this the song Billy and Roddy are working on at the beginning of the Making Of Angel Dust footage?

  3. Music is a mysterious thing that offers soul to universe ,wings to the minds,flight to the creative ability and life to evrything . In this way, listening tunes is the best type of amusement for individuals the whole way across the globe.

  4. Great post, and great website. Thanks for the information!

  5. so it wasn't good enough - yet they put out "sol invictus".... - which was (lets be honest here) a bad and totally forgetable album - far worse then the barely average "album of the year".


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