Chuck Mosley has just finished the first leg of a month-long tour of the US ahead of the release of his Demos for Sale and of course the We Care a Lot re-release.
Apologies for missing most of this when we were on hiatus but here’s an update.
- Rock journalist and long-time Faith No More chronicler Greg Prato caught Chuck’s New York show and reviewed for Alternative Nation.
The former bandmates did not perform together on any Faith No More material, although Mosley offered up renditions of “Death March” (video included below), “Anne’s Song,” and “Faster Disco” – all of which originally appeared on Introduce Yourself. Interestingly, Mosley also offered up a cover of FNM’s “Take This Bottle” – a tune from the “Mike Patton era” (originally on 1995’s King for A Day, to be exact).
- Chuck was joined by his erstwhile FNM colleague Roddy Bottum for that show and here is some video of Roddy joining Chuck (not to mention his manager and writer, the great Douglas Esper) on Imperial Teen‘s power pop classic Butch.
- And Chuck does Death March at the same show:
- And here via FNM Collector is Chuck performing The Crab Song, Take This Bottle, Faster Disco and Death March from Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia.
- The vinyl version of Demos on Sale is now available.
“Demos For Sale” is a compilation of demos and early mixes from Mosley’s 2009 solo album, “Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food”, which he has compiled as a better representation of his initial vision for the songs.
Says Mosley: “While it was a great record for what it was, and a lot of people love it, ‘Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food’ turned into a monster that I let get completely out of control with overdubs, over-production, my live tracks getting redone by God knows who. ‘Demos For Sale’ is a choice version of the LP, before it mutated into ‘Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food’, a little closer to how we wanted it to be — live, dirty and punk rock… warts and all.”
- Chuck’s tour continues on 18 August in San Francisco and he will also tour the UK in September.
(Tour dates via bandsintown)
And Chuck has said that he hopes to a have a new record of new music out by next spring in an interview with Greg Prato:
But I want to make time so VUA can start recording when we come back from Europe, so we can have a record by spring. And we’re recording some acoustic stuff, and might put out something before this tour is over – I’m not sure yet.