By Mike Rosati //
If you grew up listening to alternative metal in the mid to late 80’s, there’s a chance you might know who Chuck Mosley is. For those who didn’t though, the Southern California native was one of the earliest influences of rap/rock before its ascent nearly a decade later.
Now residing in Cleveland, Mosley made his return to the Bay Area last Thursday for a show on his “Reintroduce Yourself World Tour 2016” that was billed as “Chuck Mosley & Friends.” But what some audience members at the Great American Music Hall may not have realized before arriving was that they were in for quite a treat.
Surprisingly enough, Mosley’s “friends” actually turned out to be his former band Faith No More, who agreed earlier this year to reissue a remastered version of their debut album We Care a Lot with nine bonus tracks.
Joining Mosley — who at one time also served as the lead singer for the hardcore-punk outfit Bad Brains — onstage was Faith No More’s Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Billy Gould (bass) and Jon Hudson (guitar) as they performed old songs like “Jungle”, “Mark Bowen”, “Greed”, “New Beginnings” and “Arabian Disco” from We Care a Lot in addition to cuts from 1987’s Introduce Yourself, including “The Crab Song”, “Spirit” and “Anne’s Song”, which they closed things out with in epic fashion.
The show opened with a set from Coffin Boy Crow, who stumbled around the stage in a dark burka while picking up random instruments and shouting free-verse chants over piped music.