RECOMMENDED REISSUE: Faith No More; We Care a Lot, Deluxe Edition (Universal)

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RECOMMENDED REISSUE: Faith No More; We Care a Lot, Deluxe Edition (Universal)

Now available on double vinyl and CD with extra tracks, demos, live versions and remixes, this impressive '85 debut – before Mike Patton took over vocal duties from soon-to-depart Chuck Mosley – hit a midpoint between US punk, funk metal and indie.rock.

With a dollop of cynical humour (the title track alluding to consciousness-raising and ever-so caring rock stars with “it's a dirty job but someone's got to do it”) and punchdown beats, it sometimes sounded closer to the Beastie Boys' take on rap than hard rock.

Even today it remains an outsider album, a kind of mutant take on hard rock which flirts with experimentation and dance (Arabian Disco).

Fans who only know their more recent catalogue might be in for a surprise.

It's very old now but still contains the shock of the new.

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