Following Martin's departure,Trey Spruancewas brought on to perform on the album, having also been inMr. Bunglewith singerMike Patton. Production of the album was further marred by the band suffering a car accident, and the absence of keyboard playerRoddy Bottum, who was affected by the deaths of both his father andKurt Cobain;Courtney Love, Cobain's wife and a former Faith No More vocalist, remains his close friend. Spruance was replaced on the supporting tour by the band's former roadieDean Menta. However, Spruance played live with Faith No More for the first time in November 2011, playing the entire album during a show in Chile.
Critical reception to the album has been mixed, with its varied genres being cited as a detraction by several reviewers. However, retrospective critique has been more positive and the record has subsequently appeared on several publications' "best of" lists. The album earned the band twoBay Area Musicaward nominations.
The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
Cuckoo For Caca
Ugly In The Morning
Digging The Grave
Take This Bottle
King For A Day
What A Day
The Last To Know
Just A Man
Recommended for the Faith No More - King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime LP