Faith No More's first recording
For 30 years the eight ponted star has been Faith No More's band logo. Originally it was designed by Bill Gould, heavily inspired by the Chaos Star.
Bill Gould, on the cover of Faith No More's first recording there are two squares overlapping, like an early version of the eight pionted star, Faith No More's band logo for 30 years now. You made that right?
The star was my thing. It's a pretty deep and pervasive symbol that has meaning in several different cultures. What it signified for me at the time was chaos...order through disorder.
Mike Bordin: "it was a time of frustration and chaos."
The Symbol of Chaos originates from Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion stories. In them, the Symbol of Chaos comprises eight arrows in a radial pattern. It is also called the Arms of Chaos, the Arrows of Chaos, the Chaos Star, the Chaos Cross, or the Symbol of Eight.
Bill, would it be fair to say you were inspired by the Chaos Star when you made that cover?
Well, yes there is an element of that, chaos was the thing that drew me to it originally. In a nutshell, musically as well as personally I think all of us found ourselves faced with certain structures in our lives that didn't really work for us..either through coming of Faith No Man or just turing 20, living on our own, and wanting to do things differently, and the way we approached this was to try something that had no rules, only the rules we made ourselves. So this mean doing new things and seeing where they would go. The point of this chaos is that we were trying to discover who we really were, and maybe in this recording you can hear a little of that.