As fans know, Chuck Mosley died earlier this month, on November 9th, succumbing to his demons. Known best as Faith No More’s frontman before Mike Patton signed on, and lending his unique vocal style to Bad Brains, Cement, and VUA, Mosley’s latest work was with Primitive Race, whose album dropped on November 3rd.
In honor of Mosley, the band has chosen to share his favorite track off of the album, “Dancing on the Sun,” and to donate 100% of 2018 album sales to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction. The down-tempo and moody track definitely has a Faith No More vibe to it, and it definitely kicks some ass. Check it out for yourself below.
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About the album and working with Primitive Race, Mosley previously said:
When I listened to the music, ideas just came pouring out. I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks, I found myself wishing I had written them. Not just the lyrics… just good heavy riffs and grooves really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it’s a whole different vibe, it brought out a side of me I haven’t experienced since writing with Faith No More.
Rounding out Primitive Race are: Erie Loch (LUXT, Blownload, Exageist), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, Tricky, Gary Numan), bass and songwriting from founding member Chris Kniker, and drums by Dale Crover (The Melvins).
Chris Kniker commented on Mosley’s passing:
I wasn’t prepared for any of this. Most only knew Chuck Mosley as the former singer of Faith No More; to me [he] was a friend with whom I had formed a special bond over the past 17 years. Chuck was funny, witty, charismatic, and charming in a way that was only Chuck. He was truly one of a kind. Chuck inspired Mark, Erie, and I, and I knew we did the same for him. He felt we had created something that allowed him to grow as an artist. He was thrilled and honored to be playing on a record with Dale Crover. I was just happy to know that we made a record that I enjoyed; a group of friends creating something together. I am sure that Chuck would want us all to learn and grow from his struggles. Addiction is a horrible burden to bare for the afflicted and their loved ones. If you are or know someone who needs help, don’t be afraid to ask.
Rock Hard \m/