Gibson TV launches 'Behind the Board' docuseries highlighting producer Matt Wallace's work on Faith No More's 'The Real Thing'

Gibson TV launches 'Behind the Board' docuseries highlighting producer Matt Wallace's work on Faith No More's 'The Real Thing'

- By Ramon Gonzales

The debut installment takes a deep dive into the making of the band's groundbreaking, platinum-selling, third studio album.

Adding to their breadth of original content and comprehensive cultural curation, Gibson TV has launched yet another series to their catalog of programming. Joining previously launched efforts like Gibson TV's Icons series as well as their recently introduced Metal and Monsters series, the platform is adding Behind the Board to the growing list of immersive music content.

The original docuseries takes a dive deep into the making of some of the most beloved albums of all time, focusing on the revered producers that helped craft such enduring pieces of music. For the first installment of the series, Behind the Board delves into the making of Faith No More's seminal third studio album, The Real Thing, highlighting the contributions of veteran producer, Matt Wallace.

Mike Patton and Bill Gould during the recording of The Real Thing circa 1989. Photo by Matt Wallace

The episode features in-depth interview footage as Matt Wallace revisits the entire production process and listens to the album - spotlighting tracks including “From Out Of Nowhere,” “Epic,” “Falling To Pieces,” “Surprise! You’re Dead”and “The Real Thing.”

The album proved to be a watershed moment in the world of heavy culture, marking the introduction of Mike Patton as the charismatic frontman of the band following the departure of Chuck Mosely. Within six months of his arrival, the new line up of Faith No More had released what would become their classic album.

The Real Thing proved to be a resounding success earning a touring spot with Metallica and earning the praise of heavy music fans everywhere. However, when the single "Epic" was released in January of 1990 the band's trajectory went meteoric with the video notching heavy rotation on MTV. Faith No More would go on to tally a Grammy nod for “Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Performance.” The year ending in 1990 saw The Real Thing achieve platinum status in the United States.

Watch the debut episode of Behind the Board with Matt Wallace below.

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