Chuck Mosley's accent?
May 9, 2014 1:14 PM   Subscribe

So I've been listening to like.. a whole shitload of Faith No More recently after revisiting them for the first time since the mid 90's and finding I still really really really love 'em. For the first time ever, I actually gave Chuck Mosley era material a good listen. It's.. uneven at best, mostly due to Mosley. He seems to sing/speak with a real affected tone, I am just having trouble telling if this is an accent or dialect or just something unique to him. Listen to this song as a good example. A friend told me he is just singing with a strongly emphasized southern california dialect, is this the case?
posted by mediocre to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm from Southern California and can see where your friend is coming from. But I also think Chuck Mosley sounds just like the guy from the Dead Milkmen who were from Pennsylvania. It could just be a universal 1980s slacker accent.
posted by johngoren at 1:38 PM on May 9, 2014 [3 favorites]

Hadn't listened to Bitchin' Camaro in some time. Now that I just did I think I'd have to split the difference and say that Mosley's speaking in that same slacker cadence, but with a very strong SoCal tone that you don't really hear much in the Dead Milkmen.
posted by furiousthought at 12:52 PM on May 10, 2014

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