In 1985, long before the days of Mike Patton, and their status as bona fide icons, Faith No More made its grand debut with We Care a Lot. While this wild mish-mash of punk, funk, metal, and everything in between has been released several times over a number of formats, it’s effectively been out of print for the last two decades. Until now, that is.

On August 19th, Koolarrow Records – the label run by bassist Bill Gould – will offer a deluxe reissue jam-packed with bonus material. In addition to liner notes penned by keyboardist Roddy Bottum and exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, there are live versions of ‘New Beginnings’ and ‘The Jungle’ and 8-track demos of four album tracks. Additionally, original producer Matt Wallace was recruited to remix ‘As The Worm Turns’, the title track, and ‘Pills for Breakfast’.

In an accompanying press release, Gould explained the importance of reissuing the LP here and now:

“This was an album that started as a demo, before any label had any interest in us. [W]hen cleaning out my basement, I discovered the original master reels, and we all thought that resurrecting this from the original tapes would be a great way to reintroduce We Care A Lot into the world. Lastly, this has been a band effort; we are releasing this in the same way as we recorded it, deciding everything amongst ourselves and getting our hands deep into the nuts and bolts … just like we used to.”

Pre-orders are now available digitally and on CD or vinyl. Peep the updated tracklist below, followed by a few album standouts.

We Care a Lot Reissue Tracklist:
1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother
6. Greed
7. Pills for Breakfast
8. As The Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings
11. We Care A Lot — 2016 Mix
12. Pills for Breakfast — 2016 Mix
13. As The Worm Turns — 2016 Mix
14. Greed— Original Demo
15. Mark Bowen — Original Demo
16. Arabian Disco — Original Demo
17. Intro – Original Demo
18. The Jungle — I-Beam, San Francisco, 1986
19. New Beginnings — I-Beam, San Francisco, 1986


By Chris Coplan

Over the last seven years, Chris has held a number of titles in music journalism, including news writer, reviewer, and columnist. He lives in Chicago, a mere stone's throw from Lake Michigan, and owns a dog he didn't want to name Blade.