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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

 

 

1305, 2016

Faith No More French Community interview with Bill Gould

May 13th, 2016|Faith No More, News|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)

1403, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 196: Bill Gould interview; Kaada/Patton video; Matt Wallace interview

March 14th, 2016|Links for a day|10 Comments

FNM FOLLOWERS interview with Bill Gould

Jim from FNM Followers has spoken to Bill Gould about the 21st anniversary of the release of King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime.
Here are some choice cuts from the revealing q and A:

KFAD seems to be the FNM album that hasn’t aged at all. It sounds today as fresh as it did in 1995. Do you agree?
This might sound strange, but it’s been quite awhile since I listened to that album, or any of our albums for that matter, so I don’t know. What I can say, though, is that when we made it, we had hoped that it would withstand the test of time.

Looking back do you think those changes were essential in creating KFAD?
This album? Definitely. Everything that happened regarding the making of that album is part of the story. Working with Trey was very stimulating, things came together much more easily we were used to. Andy Wallace was the first producer we worked with outside of Matt, and his approach was definitely different, and we learned a lot from it. Then there’s Bearsville Studios — when I hear that album I still get mental images from recording at that place.

Check out the full interview here

New Kaada/Patton video

As I’ve just found out by watching in my office, the video if very NSFW but certainly apposite for the track:

Immodium from the April 1, 2016 release, Bacteria Cult

Pre-order 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

Matt Wallace interview from new documentary

Actually this clip is a deleted scene from an upcoming music documentary entitled Underground Inc, in which Matt talks about FNM and Be Aggressive.

Dan Boyle on touring with Faith No More in Rolling Stone

(Ice) Hockey player Dan Boyle famously worked as a roadie/hung out with the guys on their 2014 and 2015 tours – and now Rolling Stone have documented the story.


The article states:

“Boyle, an ardent Faith No More fan, hopped on the band’s bus in Philadelphia, and stayed on it for five nights and four shows, culminating in an August 5 performance at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While it’s not unusual to see pro athletes hanging out backstage at big concerts, Boyle was actually onstage throughout the set, dressed in the same white outfit as the rest of the FNM road crew, performing such duties as dousing drummer Mike “Puffy” Bordin with water while he played, or assisting Mike Patton with his microphone cable whenever the singer dove into the pit.

“It was an amazing experience,” Boyle says. “I didn’t do too much the first night; I was pretty much just watching. But by the fourth show, I was helping out every which way I could – dispensing VIP tickets, decorating the stage, bringing guitars and basses out.

“One night, something was wrong with Puffy’s drum kit, and they needed some help with that,” he continues. “I’d never even touched a drum kit before, but somehow I helped correct the situation – don’t ask me how!” “

And the article also features quotes from the band and reveals that the band practised with Boyle’s then San Jose Sharks team in 2012:

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a hockey player when I grew up,” Bordin says, “so this was a total ‘bucket list’ thing, to put on all the gear. It was such an awesome thing for him to do for us – though I think he was surprised I could actually skate!”

 

 

 

 

302, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 194: Patton does Bowie, Bill does Porn and more

February 3rd, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day|5 Comments

Another day, another Patton project.


Less than one week after the release of the self-titled Nevermen release, Ipecac have announced that Patton will return on 1 April with is Patton/Kaada project. Patton will again team up with Norwegian composer John Kaada for their first collaborative album in 12 years, Bacteria Cult.

“Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure,” Mike Patton says in a press release. “His compositions have always resonated deeply with me and his orchestral arrangements for this project are harmonically dense and delicious! Each individual piece is so well constructed and inventively assembled that my vocal passages practically sang themselves. I’m hoping very much that we can seduce some eardrums and welcome listeners into this lush sonic ‘otherworld.’”

Bacteria Cult track list:
1. Red Rainbow
2. Black Albino
3. Peste Bubonica
4. Papillon
5. Dispossession
6. A Burnt Out Case
7. Imodium
8. Fountain Gasoline

Patton sings Bowie

Well sort of. Mike Patton is also providing backing vocals for Mark Kozelek’s Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites project. The record is out through Caldo Verde Records on 27 May.
And you can hearing Mike’s background vox on David Bowie cover Win now:

Porn

Bill Gould is also making the most of this FNM hiatus and he’s teaming up again with Faith No More manager Tim Moss for Moss’s Porn project.
Bill joins Tim and Dale Crover (ex-Melvins) for a one-off gig in San Francisco on 6 February.


The latest Porn post states:

“For this San Francisco show, Moss will be uniting Bill Gould Faith No More and Dale Crover (the) Melvins, two musicians who have both toured with Porn in different lineups. This will be the first time they play together. Porn will be performing a special soundtrack of music created just for this show.”

BBC 6 Music Cares a Lot

Faith No More made the news in the UK this morning when BBC 6 Music kicked off their Breakfast Show with We Care a Lot. The song presaged BBC radio 2 light entertainment presenter Jeremy Vine briefly stepping in to present the 6 Music show in the absence of ill regular presenter Shaun Keaveney.
The Independent reported:

BBC 6 Music listeners were left confused on Wednesday morning when Jeremy Vine opened the Breakfast Show in place of usual presenter Shaun Keaveny.
“Well, good morning and welcome to 6 Music Breakfast. [Keaveny] is off today, it’s a bit of a sniffle and a snuffle, so the brave little soldier is tucked up in bed,” Vine told listeners.
“They called me and they said ‘Can you come in because Sean wants you to sit in the golden chair?’ I’m so proud.”
The presenter then proceeded to “rock this joint” by kickstarting the day’s music with a track from American band Faith No More.

You can listen to the start of the show including We Care a Lot here

Luna Invictus

Via our friends at FNM4ever a great multicam video of Faith No More’s 2015 show in Luna Park, Argentina.

1311, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 193: Faith No More interviews, video review and more

November 13th, 2015|Interviews, Links for a day, News|0 Comments

A long overdue catch-up – blame global sports politics!

Billy Gould interview

Billy Gould interview with Revolver at Aftershock has been published.

Mike B interview

Late with this one but a Mike Bordin spoke to Brazil’s Mix TV

Matt Wallace interview

Long-time FNM producer Matt Wallace interviewed on Pensado’s Place

Video review

Sunny Side Up video review here from Lemonade magazine

Nevermen limited edition vinyl

This is pretty sweet. Limited edition lilac coloured Nevermen vinyl is now available.

BUY HERE

Faith No More top Loudwire video poll

Faith No More are the Loudwire Battle Royale champions again.
Loudwire say:

“There’s nothing like old people that rock! All you have to do is check out the current Battle Royale Video Countdown where Faith No More are ruling the roost with their “Sunny Side Up” video, featuring some rather energetic senior citizens. The clip cruised to a second straight week at No. 1, followed by Stitched Up Heart’s “Finally Free” and First Decree‘s “Stop.”

Keep them at number one next week by voting here.

Mike Patton, Tool and Melvins on a log flume

Adam Jones from Tool posted this throwback pic on Instagram this week. Look at Mike Patton’s face?

~ Going thru old pix*… KingBuzz Jones & Patton #Logride #gameface

A photo posted by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on

1311, 2015

VOTE FAITH NO MORE

November 13th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

You can vote for Faith No More in a variety of Loudwire end-of-year polls.

You can poll once an hour and – in most categories – the band needs your votes.

Faith No More – Best Rock Band
VOTE HERE

Mike Patton  – Best Vocalist
VOTE HERE

Mike Patton – Rock Titan
VOTE HERE

Mike Bordin – Best Drummer
VOTE HERE

Billy Gould – Best Bassist
VOTE HERE

Superhero – Best Rock Song
VOTE HERE

Sol Invictus – Best Rock Album
VOTE HERE

 

 

 

511, 2015

Bill Gould reveals We Care A Lot 30th anniversary release details

November 5th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|11 Comments

Faith No More bassist and more Bill Gould has exclusively revealed to Faith No More Followers that the band will release a special 30th anniversary edition of We Care A Lot through his Koolarrow label in 2016. The release will feature bonus extra tracks and unseen photography.

Here are some other snippets from Bill’s interview:

There are a lot of similarities between WCAL and Sol Invictus, did you actually use the 1985 album as reference? Did you think ‘this time lets go back to our roots’ or did just turn our that way?

I think it just turned out that way. It’s something that felt right…it felt familiar, but not self-consciously.

I believe yourself and Mike Patton have used the great metaphor that listening to your own albums is like looking back on baby photos. How does WCAL sound to you 30 years on?

Like the 80’s 🙂 Seriously, just recently I found some old tapes in my attic and had them transferred, some of them were masters from this recording session. I have to say, they sounded really good! It surprised me, and made me look at these 20 year old idiots with a bit more respect, ha ha!!

 

1210, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 192: Bill Gould interview, Dan Boyle, Faith No More beer

October 12th, 2015|Links for a day|10 Comments

Bill Gould interview

Here’s a great and expensive interview with Faith No More with Dr Drop on an ALT & INDIE ROCK interview special.

Listen in full here:

And check out their competition to win Sol Invictus on vinyl here

Faith No More beer

Bill may soon be quenching his thirst to Faith No More beer. This FNM Irish Red Ale sounds divine:

Recent round-up

Faith No More Followers have picked up the slack in my recent fallow period – and here is their most recent round-up.

Dan Boyle on tour with FNM

The mainstream media has caught up with the FNM blogosphere on Dan Boyle’s summer tour with Faith No More.
Here’s the New York Post take.

“As silly as it sounds, it was an amazing experience,” says Boyle of his gig, which took him to DC, Philly, Boston and NYC. “[Being a roadie is] a thankless job, but an important job. It’s not that different from what [the Rangers’] trainers do for us!” Duties included toting instruments, setting up the stage, and dispensing VIP tickets.”

2109, 2015

INTERVIEWS: Faith No More South American interviews

September 21st, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|9 Comments

Clarin

2015-09-21 15_02_13-Faith No More_ _Somos una banda pasional y honesta_
Friend of the site Adrian Mazzeo spoke to Mike Bordin for Clarin ahead of the band’s Luna Park gig.

Here are the highlights from the insightful interview:

The greater individuality you put into something, the more difficult it is to become massive. Here the popularity of McDonald’s often discussed and it is popular because it does not offend anyone. It is always the same flat, bland and generic thing. The more you put into something, the more risk you have of someone saying “oh, this is not for me” . You’re right, but I also believe that in our varied music there is something for everyone in this band and they will only need to find it.

I think we’re like a family. We went through many good and bad times, we possibly spent more time together than with other people. FNM is a passionate and honest band. We put everything we have into it and there is a very special code that we do not share with anyone else. We are playing in different places and when we return home we realize this. Definitely first I say that we are a family.

El Espectador

And Bill Gould spoke to Colombian paper El Espectador:

I am excited with the idea of ​​visiting Colombia, no kidding. The truth is I’ve never been there, or on vacation, the only one who has visited the country’s Mike Patton, so I hope to stay a few days to see everything you can about the country.

Do you still believe that rock is dead?

No, but I think it can become very boring. In general I do not like much, but I think in every genre there is a 2% artists doing great things and 98% doing regular things.

Finally, what is the best of touring at age 52?

I’m actually very surprised that what we are doing and doing so well. 20 years ago I would not have imagined that we did at this age, but if it’s working and we’re having fun, it’s great and we must take advantage.

Rolling Stone Argentina

And Bill also spoke to Rolling Stone Argentina – and here are some excerpts:

The new album includes moments folk, surf, and many other crossovers to which we are not accustomed. Is there a style that you have tried to adapt to the band and it has not worked?
Many, but you’ll never hear! We will never publish. Often we do experiments but fail miserably every time we remove everything that happens instantaneously. Personally I do not believe in styles, it is music, it is like cooking a soup: it has rich taste or it does not.

The last time you were in Buenos Aires you presented new material, what can we expect of you in this show?
We are turning to new music, I’m extremely happy with how the fans are getting the new songs  – which we did not expect. The shows are going very well so we guess it will be a concert like other concerts of Faith No More, we are a bit older but we play like always or perhaps better. Same old shit, but better … Ha!

La Viola /TR.ar

And Mike B also spoke to TR.ar:

The five members, we are really different people then, so you have to be really aware that the rest of the band will not always think like you. Now, more than ever, we know this and so we become the place to be ourselves. I think that’s why the album came out so well, because it represents each of us . Each has its place and its shine on this album, I think is very important.”

 

 

 

3108, 2015

INTERVIEWS: Mike Patton speaks to La Tercera and Bill Gould to La Nacion about upcoming tour and future plans

August 31st, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|2 Comments

As the band gear up to their live return (Jimmy Kimmel on 3 September, Bumbershoot and Red Rocks on 6 and 8 September, and Central and South America from 15 September), they are back on the promo trail.

First up, Bill Gould has spoken to Costa Rican paper La Nación about the band’s first visit and future plans:

How many times have you come to Costa Rica?
20 times. I have friends who live in Nicoya and have travelled the whole area, and a little San Jose. You have a great country.

What are your plans for after the tour: will you continue as a band or return to personal projects?
We now operate in steps and at the end of each step, we sat down to talk. At the end of tour we will see what we do. There is no right answer, no wrong answer. What we are going to work must have everyone on the same page.

I also loved this from Bill:

How do you feel when a young man approaches them to tell them they were the favorite band of his father? We are hearing of these cases more often. It’s odd, funny, makes me laugh, because we never saw us as a band would be playing in these times: if you look old and I have to be a grandfather, which makes me weird. It’s a good thing we did hear a difference to the people long ago, but what matters to me is that while we’re inspired, we will continue to do so.

And Mike Patton has spoken to Chile’s La Tercera ahead of the band’s return to their spiritual home for the Santiago Gets Louder festival on 27 September.
2015-08-31 13_33_44-Entretención _ LA TERCERA

Mike said:

“Over the years Chile has become a very special place for us, and we hope that this relationship will continue. We are obviously eager to play our new songs there.”

He also spoke about the positive reception for Sol Invictus:

“The mere fact that people still interested in us, after all these years, is encouraging. Well, that the disc has been received so positively was something extra that surprised us. We always hope that people enjoy and can feel inspired or even brought to our music, but we are also very realistic. We know we can not control the reactions and expectations of people, and that music is a subjective and personal experience to the listener. I think, in other words, we can not please everyone!”

And Mike also partly agreed that the band are now more popular than ever:

“I partially agree with that view. While I cannot say that I understand fully why this idea seems to be true. If you force me to give an answer, I think it has to do with nostalgia or some “vintage mystique” that people identify us. Or maybe they were just having the opportunity to see us 20 years ago who knows. To be honest, I’m not sure if people understood our music at the time, or if they do now,  but what is more important is whether our songs are capable of transmitting a feeling, an emotion or idea.”

Mike also spoke briefly about his future plans:

“Right now I’m totally dedicated and committed to Faith No More, of course, but that does not mean that you are not working on other adventures. Now I’m involved with a new project called Nevermen group. Our first album will be released later this year. And there are other things out there in the oven too.”

 

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