Faith No More
We Care A Lot [Deluxe Band Edition]
(Koolarrow Records)

When I initially got into Faith No More sometime ago in the early-to-mid ‘90s, I felt the need to dig deeper into their older, pre-Mike Patton material, including their first album. 1985′s We Care A Lot (featuring early vocalist Chuck Mosley) still stands out to this day as a favorite to me, and I’m glad the band decided to reintroduce it to a whole new generation by giving it the reissue it deserves.

With it’s often dark undertones and moments that range from serene to flat out insane, it’s still not easy to accurately pinpoint the multiple genres that this album (or band, for that matter) falls under. This edition still contains all ten original songs (including the well-known title track, made more popular in recent times after appearing in the opening credits for the TV show Dirty Jobs), as well as nine additional tracks. Among these there are new mixes, demos, and a couple of live numbers that were recorded in 1986. 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.

Purchase We Care A Lot [Deluxe Band Edition] here: iTunes | Physical

4-half-stars

2 Comments

  1. Great article, thanks! I’ll definitely have to check out more FNM stuff!

  2. Amazing album and one of faith no more’s best. Maybe the best…The drums on the reissue stand out a lot more, and in general, everything is more clean and crisp, yet it retains all of its unique dark synth punk/tribal feel. I was hoping the original “intro ” would bust out into an unheard fnm chuck era song. It didnt but it was awesome nonetheless.. No room for complaints here. This reissue is badass. It would be awesome if fnm reunited with Chuck, the legend, for an EP or even a full album after they tour.. Haha. Dreams die last. (Fitting album name too if it ever happened….)

    I can only hope that the band will reissue introduce yourself, and faith no man’s material and demos in a neat cd like we care a lot. 10/10

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