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2809, 2016

Chuck Mosley tour update and and Irish radio interview

September 28th, 2016|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Douglas Esper has given us an update on how the Chuck Mosley European tour is progressing. The band played Chester last night and play in the midlands in Cannock tonight.

Hello from Cannock! Chuck, Andy, and I just arrived in town and we are taking advantage of the local ASDA for two free hours of parking. Last night in Chester was a fun gig. Chuck actually read my setlist and played a few chunks of songs like, Sleep by Cement, and Punk Rock Movie by VUA. As a big fan of the song Sleep I hope to see it in the set at some point. The U.K. has been a blast and the people have treated us very well, but a quick note: crowds, please don’t the shy! Sing along! We love it and feed off of it (ask Edinburgh). We have 18 shows on this leg left and we hope to see you at the shows!

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Chuck Mosley interview with Irish radio

Meanwhile, Irish radio station Newstalk continued their series of interviews and features on the We Care a Lot as presenter and seeming uber-fan Joe Donnelly speaks to Chuck about WCAL and early Faith No More .

Listen below:

2609, 2016

Chuck Mosley European tour update

September 26th, 2016|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Chuck Mosley’s UK and European tour is now well underway – and early dates in the England and Scotland have earned wide acclaim on social media.

September
27th Live Rooms Chester
28th The Station Cannock
29th Fuel Cardiff
30th The Bierkeller Bristol

October
1st Sanctuary Basingstoke
2nd Cobblestones Bridgewater
3rd The Underground Stoke on Trent
4th The Flapper Birmingham
5th Underground Bradford
6th The Victoria Swindon (support from Phil Cooper)
7th The Anvil Bournemouth
8th Crauford Arms Milton Keynes
9th Hairy Dog Derby
10th Boston Music Rooms Tuffnell Park, London
11th Bootleg Social, Blackpool
12th Star & Garter Manchester
13th The Owl Sanctuary Norwich
14th The Lady Luck Canterbury
15th La Mecanique Ondulatoire Paris, France

 

And here is some video from Chuck’s shows

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Check out the remaining dates below.

 

 

2009, 2016

WATCH: Faith No More Cone of Shame preview

September 20th, 2016|Faith No More, News, Video vault|15 Comments

A bit of a bolt from the blue this week as Faith No More teased a video for Sol Invictus track Cone of Shame.

The video is written and directed by Goce Cvetanovski, the Macedonian director whose short film Bill Gould scored last year.
Produced by Lynx Animation Studios & Faith No More

The video and the comments by Mike Patton to The Age this week – “I don’t know whether or not we’re going to attack it, but there is some stuff we wrote around the time of the last one and said, ‘Why don’t we save this for the next record?’ So we’ll see” – have gotten Faith No More fans, sated on three re-releases in the past few weeks, excited about the current Faith No More incarnation all over again.

2009, 2016

CHART UPDATE: King for a Day… in Billboard top 200 sales, UK rock and vinyl charts

September 20th, 2016|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

Faith No More’s King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime re-release has made some chart impact in both sides of the Atlantic.

While the record misses out on a return to the US Billboard 200 album charts (where is peaked at 31 in April 1995), it is listed at number 195 in the Billboard Top Album Sales 200 with sales of 1447.

Meanwhile in the Official UK charts, KFAD features at:
Number 12 in the UK Rock Albums Chart
Number 32 in the UK Vinyl Chart

And We Care a Lot entered the Billboard Catalog chart at 32 on the week of its release. It also failed to reach the Billboard 200, which monitors streaming and downloads as well as pure sales, but did peak at 129 in the Billboard album sales charts with sales of 2271 in its first week.

Deluxe editions of ‘King For A Day’ and ‘Album Of The Year’ available now, each including brand new remasters of the original album along with a load of rarities + B sides. Available as 2CD, 2x 180g LP and on iTunes + streaming.

Get copies here:

2908, 2016

Faith No More Links for a Day vol 200: Greg Prato details FNM story; Chuck to play Paris: another good review

August 29th, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day, News, Tour dates|5 Comments

Greg Prato on Faith No More on Irish radio

Seasoned Faith No More writer and author of the Faith No More and Mr Bungle Companion Greg Prato was interviewed by leading Irish radio station Newstalk on Faith No More’s history.

Chuck Mosley adds Paris date to European tour

Chuck Mosley’s European tour in September and October is ever-growing and Chuck has added his first date outside the UK, when he plays Paris on 15 October. Here is the updated list of dates:

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Rock N Reel We Care a Lot review

Good FNM reviews also show an understanding of the band’s essence and Rock N Reel’s Jonathan Hopper is very on point with her We Care a Lot review:

From Jim Martin‘s crunching metallic riffs on ‘Pills for Breakfast’ (like a possessed ‘Woodpecker from Mars’) and the title track to Gould‘s bass intertwined with Mike Bordin‘s pounding drum-work on the new romantic nightmare of ‘Jungle’ and Roddy Bottom‘s chaotic, spiralling keyboards on ‘As the Worm Turns’ (a song that will still resonate with anyone who has ever felt pigeon-holed by society’s ‘norms’); Faith No More have always been at their greatest when their differences have been most pronounced.

 

2608, 2016

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

August 26th, 2016|Faith No More, News|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|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|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|News|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|Faith No More, News|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.

 

Videos

 

Setlist

1908, 2016

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

August 19th, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|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.

 

 

 

 

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