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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.

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

1908, 2016

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

August 19th, 2016|Faith No More, News, Video vault|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

Full show

Play list

1908, 2016

STREAM: We Care a Lot Deluxe band edition

August 19th, 2016|Faith No More, News|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|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

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

 

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1808, 2016

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Bill Gould on the energising We Care a Lot re-issue experience

August 18th, 2016|Faith No More, Interviews, News|5 Comments

Faith No More fans have been spoiled over the past decade with the band reforming to tour the world, recording new music with the wonderful Sol Invictus and now re-releasing their under-exposed debut album We Care a Lot with the added bonus of two special concerts with original vocalist Chuck Mosley.

Founding father, bassist and the beating heart of Faith No More Bill Gould is enjoying the experience- and he again took a break form his busy WCAL schedule to answer a few questions from Faith No More 2.0.

Bill Gould in 1982 (c) Joan Osato via Faith No. Man / Faith No More Followers

 

How pleased are you with the final We Care A Lot deluxe band issue?

Very pleased…it sounds good, it looks good, people seem to be approaching it in the right spirit.

This seemed to be a real labour of love for you personally but also the rest of the band. Are you surprised at how energized you have been by rediscovering your past?

Yes, both energized and surprised. On my side, it was great looking back, I had totally forgotten about this period of the band, but it has been gratifying to view this band from a broader perspective.

Is there any possibility of any more band issues in the near future or do you have to wait for a long time to regain control of your own music?

This is the only release, besides Sol Invictus, that the band controls 100%. Unfortunately, I don’t see any of those albums in between reverting back.

The new WCAL sounds amazing. Cleaner and richer without being compressed. Guitars seemingly more urgent but vocal track clearer. How have you managed to improve the tracks while retaining their essence? Can you explain a little the process of remixing the album for the less music production savvy?

Several things:
1) The transfer was done to digital with much better conversion than the original,
2) Matt has had 30 years of experience to refine his mixing skills, and
3) Maor Applebaum, who did the mastering, treated the final result with proper respect and didn’t mess with the general character.

Matt Wallace produced originally and remixed a number of tracks here – how good was it to work with him again and how crucial has he been to capturing Faith No More’s sound?

He was crucial because we grew up together: us as musicians and he as a producer/engineer. So we was really part of our unit. Since Angel Dust we we in different directions but it has been great to reconnect. Working with FNM is more than just a job to him, and I think that shows in the final result.

What track are you most satisfied with on the re-issue?

All of them.

Post-punk and post-punk revival music remains popular (think Parquet Courts, DIIV and more now). This record again shows that FNM were original post-punks. Is it important to you to reclaim your true musical heritage and escape the lazy metal labelling?

Well, its the origin of who we are. I believe original context is everything.

In your now mythical basement, is there any unreleased or unheard of FNM music that could yet see the light of day?

I do have a TON of cassettes…

The re-issue and promotion seems to have brought the band and Chuck even closer. When you told WSJ that“I can see us doing something creatively together.” would that be as a band or you and him?

Who knows?

What can we expect at the two live listening parties this week. What other friends can be expect?

Free admission, WCAL on the sound system.

 

WE CARE A LOT – DELUXE BAND EDITION”  release date is August 19,  now available now for pre-order:

1808, 2016

LIVE: Faith No More aka Chuck Mosley and Friends live from San Francisco details

August 18th, 2016|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Chuck Mosley and Friends will be live streaming their concert tomorrow night at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and on 20 August from The Troubadour in Los Angeles from their Facebook page.

Broadcast time for tonight’s show is o630 in London (Friday), 0230 in Santiago (Friday) and 1530 in Sydney (Friday)
Check out your time zone here

Poster by Violet Bordin

Tickets for San Francisco

Tickets for Los Angeles

 

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