Faith No More Return From Grave

July 3, 1998 12:00 AM ET

While Faith No More devotees abroad treat the funk-metal outfit like a musical deity, the group's U.S. fanbase could stand and be counted on one hand.

None of that's likely to change now that the band's simply no more, but a "best of" compilation is an equitable way to say goodbye to the few who did care a lot.

The 14-track album, titled Who Cares a Lot? (a play on the group's semi-hit "We Care a Lot"), will hit stores in October and feature songs like "Midlife Crisis," "Falling to Pieces," "Easy," "Evidence," "Ashes to Ashes" and, of course, "Epic," the group's breakthrough single. The record will also include the European-only B-sides "Absolute Zero," a cover of the Bee Gees' "I Started a Joke," and an unreleased track called "Patton I," named after band frontman Mike Patton.

Some consumers may be upset that the album is composed primarily of FNM singles, but group manager Warren Entner says another compilation featuring "the art side of Faith No More" is on the drawing board and could be released in the near future -- or included as a second disc on Who Cares a Lot?.

Entner also says the band recorded a "bunch of unreleased material," but those tracks will likely never see the light of day unless the estranged members agree to re-enter the studio to polish them.

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