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3006, 2016

Bill Gould interview round-up

June 30th, 2016|Faith No More, Interviews, News|4 Comments

We admit we’re late on all this. I’ve been working at EURO 2016 flat out for the past month but have just made my Frexit and here’s a brief round-up of Bill’s other interviews at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards.

Great interview and great pic with a Guinness over on Eonline

Interview highlights:

You’re on down time now. Is that a prolonged bout?
I couldn’t tell you, because if I told you then the band members would be mad at me for telling you without telling you properly.

2015’s ‘Sol Invictus’ was a fantastic comeback for the band.
Well, we were happy when we released it, so everything that came after that we’re kind of grateful for. We’re just happy that we got it together to make some music.

So you’ve been involved completely in the production of the reissue?
Absolutely. The one that was out, it was digitised from the vinyl back in the nineties or eighties, and we actually went into the studio in Berkeley and re-baked the tapes and re-digitised the masters and remastered them, so they sound more like they should sound.

and…

Finally, FNM are on a break right now, but it’s not over, is it?
Not that I know. Nobody told me! I didn’t get the memo! *laughing*.

Bill also spoke to Red Carpet News TV

3006, 2016

How Faith No More made We Care A Lot

June 30th, 2016|Faith No More, News|5 Comments

Bill Gould and the rest of Faith No More have been busy promoting the re-release of We Care a Lot – and the 1985 opus is finally getting the attention it deserves as a result.

Team Rock/Classic Rock have out together one of their trademark making of features for WCAL and it is a great read with new information for even the most avid Faith No More fan.

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Here are some standout quotes:

“We didn’t really fit in anywhere,” says Gould, laughing. “When we started, our closest peers were a band called Glorious Din: we’d rent halls and put on shows together, because getting onto the established club circuit was tough. [Legendary SF promoter] Bill Graham still ran the local scene, and was pretty hardcore about shutting down punk clubs, even though that scene represented no threat to his world. It was hard for us to find our place initially: we were invisible in the media, and if we played to 40 people that was a good crowd for us. But, oddly, perhaps, we never doubted ourselves, we were very self-confident about what we had, always. We’d made eight track demos with our friend Matt Wallace, and sent them to all the clubs but nothing came back, so we were like ‘Well, there’s nothing wrong with the songs, so they probably just don’t like it because it doesn’t sound good enough.’ So that’s when we pooled our money to make a 24 track recording.”

“When I think back on that time, my initial memory is how exciting things were,” Gould adds, “but if I think about it really, it was a complete slog! We were broke, and just trying to survive, with this really weird music that we were so stubborn about sticking to.

 

206, 2016

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

June 2nd, 2016|Faith No More, News|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|News|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

 

 

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