Up Late With Contemptor: ‘Midlife Crisis’ By Faith No More

Up Late With Contemptor: ‘Midlife Crisis’ By Faith No More

Song: Midlife Crisis

Written by: Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, Mike Patton (Music) Mike Patton (Lyrics)

Performed by: Faith No More

Released: 1992

Chart Positions: #1 US Modern Rock Tracks, #32 US Mainstream Rock Tracks

Fun Little Tidbit: The working title of the song was ‘Madonna’ as singer Mike Patton felt like he was bombarded with images of her wherever he went. He felt she was a bit desperate at the time, going through some sort of problem, thus the song being about dwelling on and inventing emotions.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.