After three decades working in music, Chuck Mosley (Faith No More, Bad Brains, Indoria, Primitive Race) decided to pursue a solo project with a raw, psychedelic, acoustic direction. Armed with his guitar, a vocal effects processor, and a few friends (Cris Morgan, Randy Pirosko, and Douglas Esper), he embarked on a two year tour and completed a few recording sessions. During a six-hour block in August of 2017 with producer Joe Haze, Chuck recorded two covers, Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U and Faith No More’s Take This Bottle. This ended up as Chuck’s last time recording in a studio before his death on November 9th, 2017. His guitar solo on Nothing Compares 2 U never got completed as the band had to leave for a show that night in Salt Lake City.
As Chuck embarked on the Reintroduce Yourself Tour, which saw him play around 160 shows during the last two years of his life, he had an idea about releasing a live collection of songs. Part of the point of the tour was to give him a chance to revisit his past, in Cement, VUA, and even some stuff he wrote way back in the day. His resulting live record “First Hellos and Last Goodbyes” has a mix of those, along with one brand new song, Blue Heart, which he wrote a few months before passing. It was released in 2020 for the September RSD Drop.