Faith No More‘s 1985 debut album, We Care A Lot, will be reissued in a deluxe edition on August 19th through Koolarrow Records, the label owned by Faith No More bassist Bill Gould. The disc, which has been out of print for 20 years, will come with nine bonus tracks, while the physical release will also feature liner notes from keyboard player Roddy Bottum and behind-the-scenes photos.
Gould said in a statement, “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.”
- In addition to the remastered, original 10-song album, the set will come with demo versions of “Greed,” “Mark Bowen.” “Arabian Disco” and “Intro,” live versions of “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings” and new mixes of “We Care A Lot,” “Pills For Breakfast” and “As The Worm Turns.”
- The album, which features original Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley, predated the grunge, punk and rap-rock movements of the 1990s by nearly a decade.
- Mosley also appeared on 1987’s sophomore album, Introduce Yourself, which featured a revamped version of the song “We Care A Lot” that became a hit for the band. But Mosley’s erratic behavior led to his replacement by Mike Patton in 1988.
- Faith No More broke up in 1998 but reunited several years ago with Patton, Gould, Bottum, founding drummer Mike Bordin and guitarist Jon Hudson in the lineup. They released a new album called Sol Invictus last year.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the original 1987 music video for “We Care A Lot”:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?
Chris Waddell wrote: “The first album was a smash hit for me and I’ve loved the band and everything they’ve put out since.”
David Robinson wrote: “Great news, still one of my favorite Faith No More albums. Can’t wait to get this!”
Jason J. Kennedy wrote: “This pleases me, looking forward to this release and the bonus tracks!”
Derek Lantz wrote: “Finally Chuck Mosley can get a paycheck again.”