2608, 2016

Faith No More We Care a Lot re-issue number 22 in UK vinyl chart

August 26th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Faith No More’s deluxe band issue of We Care a Lot has charted at 22 in the Official UK Charts Vinyl rundown.

The re-issue is also number 75 in the offical Physical charts.

However, despite featuring in the midweek chart. WCAL does not feature in the overall Album chart, which also takes into account downloads and streaming.

2608, 2016

Faith No More We Care a Lot in top 100 in UK album chart midweeks

August 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Official UK charts will be announced later today and the deluxe band issue of Faith No More’s We Care a Lot seems set to feature after it appeared at number 84 in the midweek chart.

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2508, 2016

Faith No More Links for a Day vol. 199: Mike Bordin interview, full 1986 show, Chilis feud, WCAL reviews

August 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Mike Bordin interview with La X Mas Musica

Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin speaks about We Care a Lot and the recording process in an interview with Colombia s La X Mas Musica radio station.

Faith No More live at Live at the I-Beam

The band have now put the full show from the I-Beam , San Francisco from 13 January 1986 on their YouTube channel.

Red Hot Chili Peppers feud re-heated

After a some off-the-cuff remarks from a Fox News host, there is renewed attention on the somewhat over-played FNM v RHCP rivalry.

Here is Alternative Nation with the Fox News anchor story

And here is Jim from FNM Followers with the definitive background story on the “feud”

The Quietus We Care a Lot review

Faith No More expert Jeremy Allen has penned a detailed and psoitive review of the We Care a Lot deluxe band issue for The Quietus:

Choice cuts:

Broadly speaking, Faith No More’s time as an entity can be divided up into four distinct phases. The pre-Chuck Mosley era when they didn’t really release anything and had dalliances with various singers, including a young Courtney Love. The Chuck Mosley era from 1983 to 89. The all-conquering Mike Patton era, from 89 to 98, when they became a world straddling, MTV-sanctioned, unit-shifting rock behemoth. And the recent glorious comeback – also led by Patton – crowned with the excellent Sol Invictus album.

We Care A Lot is even less tethered to its own past because of a lack of availability. The original 10-song album hasn’t been commercially available for 20 years, and has only come to light again because de facto leader Billy Gould was having a clear out and stumbled upon the original reels (which have now been remastered by Maor Appelbaum). The record, which came out on indie label Mordam Records, is now out on the bass player’s own label, KoolArrow. Stick it on and marvel at just how fresh it sounds, in the way that Talking Heads still sounds fresh, or Infected by The The still sounds fresh.

Vinyl Factory We Care a Lot review

The Vinyl Factory also give the re-release a positive review:

Here’s one more to add to the essential re-issue campaign San Fran’s Faith No more have been releasing over the last couple of years and this could be the best yet.

AV Club Faith No More Judgement Night article

Via the resurgent Faith No More blog, there is an excellent section on the Faith No More/Boo-Ya-Tribe collaboration Another Body Murdered in this AV Club Judgement Night retrospective:

Faith No More would denounce its influence on rap-rock and nu-metal, despite bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit citing it—along with Mike Patton’s other band, Mr. Bungle—as revered inspirations. (“I do find that people who make bad music often have really good taste,” keyboardist Roddy Bottum would sneer to Noisey in 2015.) Despite their protests, between the band’s heavy, dissonant riffs and Patton’s Anthony Kiedis-enraging funk-rapping, you can definitely hear the ground being laid for the scores of bands who would strip Faith No More of all its oddball eccentricity, then regurgitate only its meatiest chunks. And in that sense, the band’s collaboration with the mostly forgotten Samoan rap crew Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. on “Another Body Murdered” may as well be rap-metal’s Rosetta Stone, reducing Patton to ominous “Ohhhh” backing vocals and the lyrics to generic gun bluster, all culminating in a mookish refrain of “Bang your head to this!” You can almost imagine Fred Durst’s cousin Marvin excitedly calling him to play this over the phone.

Mike Patton features twice on greatest collaborations list

Via the excellent Patton Fantatic comes the story that Ultimate Guitar has included Mike Patton twice in their Top 25 Collaboration Albums list.
Kaada/Patton ‎- “Romances” is at 19 while The Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike Patton – Irony Is a Dead Scene is at 4.

 

 

2408, 2016

Chuck Mosley UK tour and new music

August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Chuck Mosley firmly reclaimed his position as a key figure in the Faith No More story this month as he again fronted the band in two shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles as the re-mastered and re-mixed We Care a Lot hit stores and streams.

Chuck is also working on new music of his own and he also features on the new Indoria record alongside Douglas Esper among others.

You can listen to Indoria’s You’ll Never Make The Six here.

Pre-order here

The record will be released in the UK on the Infinite Hive label. That release will feature exclusive remixes and artwork for the UK CD on Infinite Hive by some of Chuck’s old friends and colleagues and will be available in late September in time for Chuck’s extensive UK tour, which kicks off in Cambridge on 18 September.

2208, 2016

Faith No More aka Chuck Mosley and Friends at Troubadour Los Angeles video and set list

August 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Faith No More’s hybrid version 1 and version aka Chuck Mosley and Friends played their second “surprise” gig at Hollywood’s Troubadour on Saturday night.

 

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1908, 2016

Faith No More We Care a Lot Deluxe band issue reviews round-up

August 19th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Here are some of the latest reviews of the We Care a Lot deluxe band issue which was released today.

New Noise

Revisiting songs like “Why Do You Bother,” “The Jungle,” and “As the Worm Turns” (one of my personal favorite FNM songs) plus hearing the extra stuff for the first time was well worth the listen. Definitely check it out if the extent of your FNM knowledge stops at “Epic”; these guys have so much more to offer than just that.

Stack

Even today it remains an outsider album, a kind of mutant take on hard rock. which flirts with experimentation and dance (Arabian Disco). Fans who only know their more recent catalogue might be in for a surprise.

Elsewhere

Same as above – same review by Graham Reid but gets the Recommended Reissue tag

Smells Like Infinite Sadness

While We Care A Lot can’t match the heights Faith No More reached with Mike Patton at the helm, it’s an important time capsule showing their early potential, and a must-have release for completists wanting to hear the early building blocks of the band’s inimitable, genre-defying sound.

Classic Rock (Germany)

7/10

Gaesteliste (Germany)

“We Care A Lot” was and is, of course,  a pretty great album. It was and is a great piece of music, it was wild, bold, crazy, full of rough edges and to this day that’s why it is quite unique.

 

 

 

 

1908, 2016

WATCH: Faith No More (Chuck Mosley and Friends) at Great American Music Hall video round-up

August 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

For those who eschew the privacy-menacing net neutrality threatening walled garden that is Facebook, here is a YouTube rip of the full show from Chuck Mosley and Friends last night together with a playlist of the fan videos uploaded so far.

(c) Stuart Fitzgerald

(c) Stuart Fitzgerald

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1908, 2016

STREAM: We Care a Lot Deluxe band edition

August 19th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

While it certainly makes more sen e to buy such a lovingly-packaged re-issue you can legally try before you buy with the We Care a Lot Deluxe Band Issue now available on various streaming platforms.

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1908, 2016

WATCH: Re-live Chuck Mosley and Friends in San Francisco

August 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Re-watch the show from the Great American Music Hall via the Faith No More Facebook page here

 

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1908, 2016

INTERVIEWS: Two new Bill Gould interviews

August 19th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bulgarian radio station Radio Tangra and US music zine Culture Creature have also scored interviews with Bill Gould on We Care a Lot.

The Culture Creature interview is an engrossing long read with great questions from the knowledgeable Dan Redding and typically candid replies from Bill.

Here are some choice cuts:

Are there other qualities you hear on it? What stands out to you?

We were all kind of learning our voice. We wanted to do some things that had some rhythmic, repetitive, hypnotic quality to it, but we wanted it to be heavy. It wasn’t quite that heavy yet but we were trying (laughs). You could tell where we wanted to go. I can’t say that we went there all the way yet – I think we still had some growing to do. You can hear the vision that we had, I think…

One thing that stands out on We Care A Lot is this real, raw energy that’s not self-conscious at all. It might be the way it was recorded – we did it very quickly and didn’t have time to polish anything. Part of the unpolished-ness about it is kinda cool.

and on Cliff Burton:

You performed one show as a band called The Chickenfuckers with Cliff Burton, Mike Bordin, and Jim Martin [note: the Chickenfuckers performed one show at Mabuhay Gardens circa 1984, with Gould on vocals]. What do you remember of that performance?

(laughs) It was ridiculous. I’d never sung in a band before, and I’ve never sung in one since. I think I drank a half a bottle of whiskey during that performance. It was kind of an ‘anything goes’ jam, just try to go as out there as possible. Unfortunately for that reason, I remember very little of it…. It was a complete open improv. It was fun.

And from Radio Tangra

Are there any songs that you wanted to be on the record [Sol Invictus], but you decided to pull them away?

Yeah, we made more songs than we did. Definitely. I don’t know, I mean, our relationship is very good so I don’t see why we wouldn’t. But I just can’t be the guy to tell you.

Song Poll

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