I grew up listening to RTE 2FM, which was then pretty much Ireland’s only music radio station. The station has always found room for alternative music in its schedule, and now Dan Hegarty expertly mans the late-night slot previously occupied by Dave Fanning.
So I was delighted to get the chance to speak about Faith No More and Small Victories to Dan on last Sunday’s show.

You can listen to the the interview and two Faith No More tracks here.

RTE 2FM interview

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The UK’s longest running monthly music magazine Record Collector is the latest outlet to give Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More a rave review in their latest issue.

Here is a digest of some recent reviews:

Record Collector

“Harte’s work probes every cranny and crevice with the zeal of a hungry aye-aye looking for grubs…Small Victories delivers the goods on musical insights and in-fights.”
“A fascinating insight into one of the greatest bands ever to capture – and perhaps fracture – the public imagination.”

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Spectrum Culture

“Harte’s prose manages to describe the music as well as the delicate and challenging writing process that brought five very different egos together to create the quintessential Faith No More sound. Despite the band’s penchant for pissing off audiences (and each other), Harte recounts just how driven the band were for success and how that drive often conflicted with their need to be artistically true to themselves. Where a band like the Replacements acted out to satisfy some deep-seated need to sabotage themselves, Harte asserts Faith No More acted out to stave off boredom.”

“Small Victories is a joy to read. Faith No More has an impossibly complex history and a habit of deliberately obfuscating the truth, and Harte has managed to streamline all of it into a cohesive and compelling narrative.”

Under the Radar

“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.”

The Irish Times

“Harte, who runs an entertaining and valued blog on the band, has delivered a solid, well-researched and affectionate portrait.”

Wee Review

“A meticulously researched and highly readable work…Small Victories will surely prove to be the definitive book on a band who were long overdue the biographical treatment.”

Sound Renaissance

“Harte, the curator behind Faith No More 2.0, infuses a collection of interviews with band members, managers, and key figures. These first-hand testimonies are cunningly interwoven with an empirical narrative that serves as an encyclopedia for every triumph and struggle the band has faced.”

The launch of Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More in Dublin last Friday was a resounding success.

Over 50 people showed up to hear author Adrian Harte and Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin wax lyrical on the book and all things Faith No More at the well-appointed Gutter Bookshop.

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Adrian Harte and Mike Bordin at the launch

Harte said: “Small Victories is so named because Faith No More were band who were both more successful than they should have been – and less successful than they could have been.”

He added: “When I started the book in April 2017, the first email I received said, “I have noticed talk about you taking on our story in a book. I wanted to reach out and offer my help in any way you’d deem useful. Who knows what that would be, or where it would lead?” That mail was from Mike Bordin, and it led us here, to Dublin, and to this book. Thanks Mike for all your help and for being here tonight.”

Mike Bordin said: “This is not a book; this is the book. My take on it is this, if there is going to be a book made and a book we can trust, then this is going to be the book. We are not going to do this again, this is the book.”

The question and answer session was ably compered by Joe Sullivan, who set the tone for the evening with an introductory speech, which touched upon growing up (with me) in Ballybay in Ireland, and he explained how important rock and metal music and Faith No More was.

Special thanks from me to Joe, and also to Emmet McAviney for photographs, Paul Dunne for poster and postcard design, and Bob from the Gutter Bookshop for putting on such a wonderful event. Thanks also to all those who attended, who bought books, and who waited patiently to get their books signed by Mike and me.

 

I’ll be launching Small Victories tomorrow night (14 September) at the wonderful Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar, Dublin at 630pm.

I’ll read a little of the book, have a Q and A and sign books, which will be on sale on the night.

Drinks will be served, admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

I’ll also be appearing on RTE 2FM on Sunday night on Dan Hegarty’s The Alternative from 10pm Irish time.

Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More is officially on sale in the US and Canada (and elsewhere throughout the world) tomorrow 12 September.

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Here’s a how-to-buy guide.

Independent shops

You can buy the book and support your local bookshop at the same time, and at bargain prices.
Here are a number of Indiebound affiliated stores that have Small Victories in stock:

The Reading Bug
785 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA 94070

Books Inc. Burlingame
1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010

Compass Books at SFO
San Francisco Intl Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128

Ink Spell Books
500 Purissima St
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Books Inc. Palo Alto
855 El Camino Real Ste 74
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Linden Tree Children’s Books
265 State Street
Los Altos, CA 94022

Books Inc.
1501 Vermont St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501

Books Inc. Mountain View
317 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Bookshop West Portal
80 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127

Half Price Books Fremont
39152 Fremont Hub
Fremont, CA 94538

The Booksmith (CA)
1644 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Books Inc. SF Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Green Apple Books on the Park (SF)
1231 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

Alexander Book Co.
50 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Browser Books (CA)
2195 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Books Inc. SF Laurel VIllage
3515 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118

Books Inc. The Marina
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123

A Great Good Place for Books
6120 La Salle Ave
Oakland, CA 94611

East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

Pegasus Books Oakland
5560 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts
2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705

Moe’s Books
2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

University Press Books/Berkeley
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Half Price Books Berkeley
2036 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Hudson Booksellers SJC (1491)
Mineta San Jose Int’l – Hudson News
San Jose, CA 95131

Pegasus Books
1223 8th St
Berkeley, CA 94710

Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Book Passage Sausalito
100 Bay St
Sausalito, CA 94965

Pegasus Books on Solano
1855 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707

Orinda Books
276 Village Sq
Orinda, CA 94563

Towne Center Books
555 Main St
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Book Passage San Francisco
1 Ferry Building Ste 42
San Francisco, CA 94111

Rakestraw Books
3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526

Depot Bookstore & Cafe
87 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Book Soup
8818 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232

Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Eso Won Books
4331 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

USC Resource Center
840 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

UCLA Bookzone
308 Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Hennessey & Ingalls
300 S Santa Fe Ave Ste M
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Bodhi Tree Bookstore
956 Lake St Ste A
Venice, CA 90291

DIESEL, A Bookstore – Brentwood
225 26th St Ste 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

Hudson Booksellers PENN (224)
Penn Station – Hudson News
New York, NY 10001

WORD
126 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Shakespeare & Co.
939 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

Third Place Books (Ravenna)
6504 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Third Place Books (Seward Park)
5041 Wilson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118


Barbara’s Bookstore

201 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611

Barbara’s Bookstore @ Macy’s
Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60602

Hudson Booksellers CITI (1052)
CitiGroup – Hudson News
Chicago, IL 60661

Trident Booksellers & Cafe (MA)
338 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115

Barbara’s Bestsellers
2 South Sta
Boston, MA 02110

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Bradley’s Book Outlet
390 Fountain Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Riverstone Books
8850 Covenant Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Books & Books at the Studios
533 Eaton St
Key West, FL 33040

Marilyn Martyouze Bookstore
4532 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609

The Book Loft of German Village
631 S 3rd St
Columbus, OH 43206

Charis Books & More
1189 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Chain stores

Barnes and Noble have a nifty feature on their site which allows you to check which stores have the book in stock, and these stores all have Small Victories in stock.

Hillsdale
Hillsdale Shopping Center 11 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94403

Stevens Creek Blvd
Stevens Creek Blvd 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose, CA 95117

Arden Fair
1725 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Bookstar/Studio City
Studio City Theatre 12136 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

Marina Del Rey 13400 Maxella
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Marina Pacifica Mall 6326 East Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803

Bella Terra 7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Orange Town & Country 791 South Main Street Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
Orange Town & Country 791 South Main Street Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868

Union Square 33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Fifth Ave
555 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Park Slope
267 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

82nd & Broadway
82nd & Broadway 2289 Broadway
New York, NY 10024

86th & Lexington Ave
150 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028

106 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Pacific Place 600 Pine St Suite 107
Seattle, WA 98101

Westwood Village 2600 SW Barton St Suite E-1
Seattle, WA 98126

Northgate Mall 401 NE Northgate Way #1100
Seattle, WA 98125

State and Elm
1130 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Clybourn
Webster Place 1441 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Rittenhouse Square 1805 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Prudential Center 800 Boylston Street Suite 179
Boston, MA 02199

Braintree 150 Granite St
Braintree, MA 02184

Waterworks Mall 926 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

South Hills Village 301 South Hills Village
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

152 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

University Commons 1400 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Easton Town Center 4005 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH 43219

1560 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240

1925 Hampton Inn Court
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Friendly Center 3102 Northline Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27408

Potomac Yard 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22305

Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

Loisdale Center 6646 Loisdale Road
Springfield, VA 22150

8889 Gateway Blvd. West Suite 120
El Paso, TX 79925

Fairlane Green 3120 Fairlane Drive
Allen Park, MI 48101

396 John R. Road
Troy, MI 48083

17111 Haggerty Rd.
Northville, MI 48168

1701 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027

Crossroads Commons 8915 W. Charleston
Las Vegas, NV 89117

567 North Stephanie
Henderson, NV 89014

Long Gate Shopping Center 4300 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

2516 Solomons Island Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Mayfair Mall 2500 N. Mayfair Rd Suite 196
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Buckhead 2900 Peachtree Road NE Suite 310
Atlanta, GA 30305

Mansell Crossings SC 7660 Northpoint Parkway Ste 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Cary Commons 760 SE Maynard
Cary, NC 27511

The Streets at Southpoint 8030 Renaissance Parkway Suite 855
Durham, NC 27713

3230 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435

3721 Veterans Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002

Eton Chagrin Boulevard 28801 Chagrin Blvd
Woodmere, OH 44122

The Streets of West Chester 9455 Civic Centre Blvd
West Chester, OH 45069

200 East Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503

3701 McKinley Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14219

Boulevard Consumer Sq. 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd Suite 300
Amherst, NY 14228
Clarence Mall
4401 Transit Road Suite 800
Buffalo, NY 14221

Pittsford Plaza 3349 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Raymour & Flanigan Plaza 3454 Erie Boulevard East
Dewitt, NY 13214

You can also check if you local Books-A-Million store has Small Victories in stock here.

Canada

Indigo
McNally Robinson
Renaud-Bray

Online

Amazon
Powells
Wordery


 

 

 

I spoke to Joe Donnelly, a Faith No More fan himself, about Small Victories and Faith No More in general on his show on Ireland’s leading commercial radio station TODAY FM earlier today (6 September).

You can listen to the full interview below.

Or the more professional audio version on the Today FM site

You can get the book here:



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Some retailers have already Small Victories on sale today (27 August) one week early, while the rest will have it on sales on 3 September, when the ebook edition also goes on sale.

Here’s how and where to pick up Small Victories in the UK.

High street shops

Try your local bookshop. If it is an independent shop, they should will be able to get it in. Or you can order through Hive, and then pick it up at your local shop.

For Waterstones, if you click and collect online you can pick up in one of their stores. They may also have some on their shelves. Ask – and please ask them to order in more.

WH Smith are unlikely to have them on their shelves except in their biggest stores. But order at your local store or online and they’ll get it in.

Foyles have copies in their Charing Cross store in London.

Online

Here is a long list of online shops with direct links to buy.
Hive
Waterstones
WH Smith
Foyles
Amazon
Telegraph
Guardian
Blackwells
Wordery
Alibris

Ebooks

The book will be available from Amazon Kindle store and Apple iBooks store on 3 September. Order now and it will be delivered to your device on that date.
iBooks:
Kindle:

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Others:

Watch out for dodgy fake pdf versions online. They are riddled with viruses and fake.

Also, try not to buy from “used book” websites on Amazon or elsewhere online. The author – me – gets nothing from these sales.