When Faith No More released their debut album, We Care a Lot, in 1985, a lot of people didn’t know what to make of it. First, Chuck Mosley (the singer back then) didn’t always sing. He spoke in high-energy rhymes.
Looking back, this made Faith No More one of the first bands to successfully combine rock with the then-emerging new form of performing called “rap.” Unfortunately, that record—which is very good, by the way—has been out of print for two decades.
The good news is that it’s coming back August 20. The band found the original master tapes and are going to append the reissue with demo versions, live performances and new mixes. If you’re a fan of Faith No More—or if you’re just curious about how the whole rap-rock thing started—this is a worthy record for the collection.