Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat
In anticipation of Faith No More’s We Care A Lot re-issue, watch new footage from the bands live concert in San Francisco’s at the I-Beam in 1986 below.
It has be 20 years since the original release of We Care A Lot, and now Faith No More is set to re-release it for fans with some extras included this time around. The physical copies of the album will come with the 10 original songs, 9 bonus songs, and liner notes from keyboardist Roddy Bottum.
In 1985, Faith No More set to to work recording We Care A Lot without a record labels approval, “This was an album that started as a demo, before any label had any interest in us,” bass player Bill Gould said in a statement. The band managed to bring together enough money to record a five songs that gained the attention of Ruth Schwartz, who at the time was just forming an independent label Mordam Records and could fund the band to finish the album. Drummer Mike Bordin spoke about this period for the band, “We raised as much money as we were able and booked time at Prairie Sun Studios just north of San Francisco. I can’t remember how long it took us to record the album, but not a lot, maybe a few days. The songs were sharp from having played most of them at various shows. Very stripped down, basic as could be. The place was on a farm in chicken country (Petaluma). Hard work, but a ton of fun too” via Blabbermouth.
Faith No More has always been known as being a crazy mix of subcultures represented in their hometown of San Francisco in the 80’s. What kind of band is it? Bottum answers this in his statement for fans, “well, it’s kind of an art band…’ I say that mostly to distance us from the hard rock world that we’re often times lumped into. I mean, hard rock, sure, that was part of it, but our roots most definitely and pointedly stem from a specific freakout art time and place in San Francisco, a time that no longer exists. In 1982, the hippies mingled with the punks, the artists hung out with the musicians, the dance people and the punks were one and the Satanists and the sexual pioneers… all part of the same scene”.
Faith No More officially announced their breakup in 1998, but have been reunited since 2009 when they began their “The Second Coming Tour”. The band also released a new album last year, Sol Invictus.
Faith No More Live Footage of “The Jungle”: