While Mike Patton is known by many as the singer of Faith No More, he wasn’t the band’s first singer. Chuck Mosley sang on their debut album, 1985’s We Care a Lot, and its follow up and major label debut, 1987’s Introduce Yourself. He was kicked out of the band for drinking too much, allegedly even to the point of falling asleep onstage at their second album’s record release party, and the rest is history. A re-recorded version of the first album’s title track gave the band their first hit, though.
Their long out-of-print debut album will be re-released this Friday (19) as a “Deluxe Band Edition” via bassist Billy Gould’s Koolarrow Records, and Mosley will be playing two shows with “friends” on Thursday (18) at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and Saturday (20) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. It probably wouldn’t take a genius to figure out that those “friends” might be the rest of Faith No More, but even if you’re not a rocket scientist, the band just released a clip that shows Mosley talking on the phone about his shows, then reveals that he’s standing in front of Faith No More. Also, the band confirmed it via Facebook. If you’re a fan of the band and in California, your week just got better.