Faith No More
We Care A Lot [Deluxe Band Edition]
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.