206, 2016

INTERVIEW: Bill Gould on We Care a Lot re-issue

June 2nd, 2016|Tags: , |4 Comments

To mark the news of the reissue of We Care a Lot, we pinged some questions across to Faith No More bassist and Koolarrow CEO Bill Gould on the release – and he got back to us straight away to add a little more insight into the 19 August release.

Part of the appeal of WCAL is its rough and ready sound. How were you/Maor able to re-master the record to improve the sound but not lose that authenticity?

Well, now that it’s 20+ years later, I would say the quality definitely benefits from better quality converters used in the transfer from the original master. It’s not the 80’s anymore, there is a bit of weight to things that you might hear, but it’s hopefully still the same vibe and feeling as before.

Matt worked on the original record . what has be brought to the album in the remixes?

Just himself, really. We thought it would be a cool experiment to see what he would do with the same multi-track in 2016.

How did the re-mastering process change your opinion of the music? Were you more a actually complete band with a defined sound that you recalled?

What surprised me was when we transferred the old 1/2” master tapes to digital…it surprised me on how good it sounded. Considering we recorded this entire thing in a course of a few
days, with no editing, it made me realize that despite some of my memories, we were actually a pretty good little unit.

In the media release, Roddy eloquently explains how the unique SF time and place helped mold your sound. Is this reissue in some way a tribute to a city that no longer exists?

Well, it’s definitely a time capsule from a period of time and a place that will never return, that’s for sure.

What does re-issue offer for FNM 2.0 readers, the hardcore fans who have heard and own everything?

Good question. That’s up to them. This things has been out of circulation for over 20 years. We tried to bring it back with a little more TLC this time. But how vital it will be to their collection is a subjective thing that I can’t answer.

Is there any chance of a promotional tour or appearance around the release date?

There are always possibilities for things like that. You never know—until we announce, that is!

CD: http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotCD
2LP: http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotLP
Digital: http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital

206, 2016

Faith No More to release deluxe We Care a Lot reissue in August

June 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Faith No More will release a deluxe band reissue of their debut We Care a Lot on 19 August through Bill Gould^s Koolarrow Records.

The re-issue will include new mixes, demos and live recordings and will be available in multiple formats including coloured vinyl and double CD.

The statement on Koolarrow reads:

Yes, you heard right. Koolarrow is proud to announce the release of Faith No More’s debut album, “WE CARE A LOT” worldwide on August 19, 2016. This is an album that has been out of print for over 20 years and we cannot overstate how excited we are.

It’s got it’s charm, no doubt about it; rough around the edges in all the good ways, and it still packs a punch! Truly a blast from the distant past. Still, within these early recordings, it’s possible to hear musical building blocks of a sound that continued to evolve over the next 30 years, into the band we know today.

Part of what makes this so cool is the fact that these tracks have remastered by Maor Appelbaum from the original 1/2″ mix reels. But we’re also including bonus tracks: demo versions (taken from the original 8-track tapes) of “Greed,” “Mark Bowen,” “Arabian Disco” and “Intro,” live versions of “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings”, and we’ve pulled up 3 songs from the 2” multitrack reels (anyone remember those?) …and gave Matt Wallace a chance to mix them again in 2016. Roddy’s written some brilliant liner notes that sum up this period perfectly , and we’ve included behind the scenes photos in the studio during the original recording. This has been a total hands-on endeavor from the Faith No More members, and It’s about as personal an offering as we can imagine.

Bill Gould added:

“This was an album that started as a demo, before any label had any interest in us. There were a couple of reasons we decided to release this now: first of all, it’s been 20 years since it has been commercially available. Secondly, when cleaning out my basement, I discovered the original master reels, and we all thought that resurrecting this from the original tapes would be a great way to reintroduce ‘We Care A Lot’ into the world. Lastly, this has been a band effort; we are releasing this in the same way as we recorded it, deciding everything amongst ourselves and getting our hands deep into the nuts and bolts… just like we used to.”

 

The track listing for the CD version is

1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother
6. Greed
7. Pills For Breakfast
8. As the Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings
11. We Care A Lot – 2016 Mix
12. Pills For Breakfast – 2016 Mix
13. As the Worm Turns – 2016 Mix
14. Greed – Original Demo
15. Mark Bowen – Original Demo
16. Arabian Disco – Original Demo
17. Intro – Original Demo
18. The Jungle – I-Beam SF, 1986
19. New Beginnings – I-Beam SF, 1986

 

The track listing for the vinyl edition is:


Side 1:
1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother

Side 2:
6. Greed
7. Pills For Breakfast
8. As the Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings

Side 3:
11. Greed – Original Demo
12. Mark Bowen – Original Demo
13. Arabian Disco – Original Demo
14. Intro – Original Demo

Side 4:
15. We Care A Lot – 2016 Mix
16. Pills For Breakfast – 2016 Mix
17. As the Worm Turns – 2016 Mix
18. The Jungle – I-Beam SF, 1986
19. New Beginnings – I-Beam SF, 1986

The album is already available for pre-order and there are a number of highly tempting bundles available

CD: http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotCD
2LP: http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotLP
Digital: http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital

 

 

1305, 2016

Faith No More French Community interview with Bill Gould

May 13th, 2016|Tags: , , |5 Comments

The always au courant French Faith No More Community has came up trumps again with an excellent interview with Faith No More’s resident gallophile Bill Gould.

Read the full interview in English here.

French fans are lucky, FNM played three times in our country since the reunion. But unlike the 1995 and 1997 tours, when you only played headlining and outdoor shows in France, you mainly played festivals. Actually, since 2009, 80% of your European shows took place in festivals. Was an headlining European tour a consideration ? Could it be possible in the future ?
BILLY : Yes, it was always a consideration. This was very difficult for me personally, not an easy decision. The fact is that we all made a conscious choice together to try to limit our tours to 3-4 weeks each…there was always the option to do more, but looking back on how much we toured in the past, and the destructive effect it had on us, we had to make practical decisions. I would love to think we could do a headlining European tour in the future, because fans definitely deserve it, but also because these shows tend to be much more fun.

Bravo Stevens et Antoine (et Nessie et Bertrand)

1404, 2016

LISTEN: Mike Patton features on new hepa-Titus release

April 14th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mike Patton‘s relentless 2016 release schedule continues with an unexpected quick limited release from former Melvins bassist Kevin Rutmanis’s project hepa-Titus. Patton features on a three-track release entitled Suicide Is Painless which features a cover of the eponymous MASH theme,  a Throbbing Gristle song “His Arm was Her Leg“, and what Patton calls “a mutation of our own “Dioxide is Painless””.

You can buy the limited-edition release here

Here is a snippet from Dioxide is Painless

1104, 2016

Chuck Mosley aiming to hit Europe on tour and record new music

April 11th, 2016|5 Comments

Jim from Faith No More Followers has scored a brilliant and revealing interview with the one and only Chuck Mosley in which he talks about his forthcoming tour and plans to record new music.

Make sure to check out the whole interview here and here are a few snippets:

On the tour:
I’m working out a couple of Faith No More songs and there is one Bad Brains song we wrote when I was together with them and I don’t think the band ever play it. But I do wanna keep as acoustic as possible, I might break out a keyboard I’m not sure.

On new music:
We’re going into the studio right now to work on some stuff which might not be an LP, might be and EP. I’m doing some stuff with Indoria. And I got a couple of brand new acoustic songs, so we’re gonna start recording those.

 

Reintroduce Yourself Tour Dates (More TBA)


May 21st  Cairo Ale House, Chicago
June 15th The Pin, Spokane WA
June 16th Tony V’s Garage, Everett WA Tickets
June 18th  Hawthorne Lounge, Portland OR Tickets
June 19th  Funhouse, Seattle  Tickets
June 24th  Smith’s Downtown, Mishawaka, Indiana
July 15th Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ Tickets
July 16th The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ Tickets

1104, 2016

Mike Patton special on BBC 6 Music Freakier Zone

April 11th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

BBC 6 Music’s Stuart Maconie enlists John Doran from The Quietus for an exploration of Mike Patton’s diverse projects. They tend to be a little dismissive of Faith No More in general but still well worth a listen.
LISTEN HERE

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604, 2016

Mike Patton and John Kaada BBC 6 Music interview

April 6th, 2016|1 Comment

The UK’s preeminent music broadcaster Stuart Maconie spoke to Mike Patton and Norwegian soundtrack composer John Kaada about their new Bacteria Cult album on his BBC 6 Music Freak Zone programme earlier this week.

Buy the album now at:
Ipecac Webstore CD/LP: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipeca…
Bandcamp: https://kaadapatton.bandcamp.com
Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultAmazon
iTunes Europe: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultiTunesEU

604, 2016

BRILLIANT Faith No More parody video 2: Superhero animated by Rafael Barros

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

A great South Parkesque video for Superhero from Rafael Barros that just seems to get the band’s ethos.

604, 2016

BRILLIANT Faith No More parody video 1: Mike Patton’s Culinary School for Kids!

April 6th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

A work of genius. Or more particular Joey Siler and his Cooking Hostile series. A clever idea, brilliantly and expertly realised.

See more of his videos here

2403, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 197: Mike Bordin interview, new Chuck release, Record Store Day release

March 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

Mike Bordin interview with Alternative Press

Alternative Press has just published a video interview with Mike Bordin recorded at the Aftershock Festival last year. Mike is as eloquent as insightful as ever as he discusses Sol Invictus.

Chuck Mosley limited edition

Chuck Mosley has put together a limited edition special release of Demos For Sale, a collection of demos and b-sides and alternate versions of tracks from his 2009 release Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food.

Chuck says:  “While it was a great record for what it was, and a lot of people love it, Will Rap Over Hard Rock turned into a monster that I let get completely out of control with overdubs, over-production, my live tracks getting redone by God knows who.. Demos for Sale, is a choice version of the LP, before it mutated into Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food, a little closer to how we wanted it to be – live, dirty and punk rock.”

The LP will release July 15th, on CD and limited edition vinyl LP formats, with a pre-order to launch in March. Mosley will hit the road in May, and tour through 2016 on the REINTRODUCE YOURSELF: An Evening with Chuck Mosley tour, an intimate acoustic tour playing a retrospective of songs from his storied career.

You can also pick up a nifty red vinyl for just $29.99

Record Store Release

Rhine Records are again mining their Faith No More vaults for Record Store Day UK and have put together a  7″ Colored Vinyl special release of I Started a Joke which features the original by the Bee Gees and the cover by Faith No More as part of their Side by Side series.
Full details here

Epic Thomas the Tank Engine remix

There is seemingly nothing that Epic cannot be mashed up with – the latest exhibit is this mix of the FNM hit and the theme tune from the cartoon adaptation of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Song Poll

What is your favourite track from Sol Invictus?
Here’s our playlist of possibly the best version of each: