The whereabouts of the master tape appears to be unknown possibly lost or buried somewherealong with the other Bungle demos. CD versions are bootlegs, it was never released on CD. Bungle have yet to reissue their full albums on vinyl due to issues getting the rights back from Warner Bros.
I mean, this is amazing. I need to check out more Mr Bungle. Out of all their indie 80s releases, this is the only one that is rendered unlistenable due to the terrible production which is in part due to the loud metal nature of the music. It's a real shame the ex-members of Mr. HAD ou but it was stolen. PickledMonkey 4 janvier Signaler. Did this ever get distributed on CD? Vendre Cassette. Albums i have listened to par thijmen. Contributeurs tristan. In The Beginning Having gone through many incarnations throughout their career, the band is best known for their experimental rock period.
During this time, they featured a highly eclectic style, cycling through several musical genres within the course of a single song, including heavy metalavant-garde jazzskadiscoand funk. The band was founded in Eureka, California in as a death metal project while the members were still in high school. Bungle released four demo tapes in the mid-to-late s. They signed to Warner Bros.
Records in and released three full-length studio albums between andwhich featured the eclectic, experimental style they became known for. The band toured in and to support their third album before going on hiatus; ultimately revealing that they had dissolved in Bungle would reunite as a thrash metal band for a series of shows in Februarywhich saw them performing their demo album The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.
Although Mr. Members were based in San Francisco during the band's tenure with Warner Bros. In various interviews, the band members noted that one reason they chose the Mr. Bungle moniker was because they identified with the Mr. Bungle character. This was due to the intense feelings of isolation they experienced while growing up in Eureka, given that the rest of the community bullied them and treated them as outsiders.
Spruance recollected. Like, I was very young. And I became kinda fanatical about them. And I would wear, I sent away to the Devo fan club, to get the energy domethe red thing.
And so I wore that to school with a couple of friends, and we got beat up so bad, you know, stuffed into garbage cans. And I think it was at the bottom of the garbage can, with my face, like, in the garbage, when I realized I had to be a musician. I went through a period where I thought I would probably be a serial killeror something like that.
It made sense; I became like, an environmental terrorist for a while Evil Satan - Mr. Bungle - Redundant (CD). Um, but, it really was… music was going to be the career for me. And being a serial killer doesn't really do anybody any good. So, my choice ended up being music. Bungle emerged after its members were kicked out their respective previous bands. Bungle initially described themselves as a death metal band, but also dabbled in speed metalthrash metaland hardcore punk.
And within a year of formation, the band expanded their sound to include ska. Trevor Dunn noted that, "After about a year we got tired of playing speed metal and wanted to do something a little more creative. So we just stopped and started writing our own style of music, which was influenced by bands like Camper Van BeethovenOingo BoingoBad Manners and kind of funkyska-oriented stuff.
Then we added a two-piece horn section and a new drummer, so now we don't really have any kind of limit on the music we play. Given that the band's background was exclusively in heavy music at that point, some band members experienced difficulties expanding their sound early on. In particular, Spruance noted that Mike Patton had to teach him to play the ska stroke for a performance at their high school talent show.
Spruance later explained, "Oh, what I remember was And so this was our first time trying to ever play ska. And I'd never played I didn't know how to do that skanking guitar shit at all. But Patton could do, like with one finger on the thread mark, he could do the, the rhythmic part of it pretty well. Like, he could So, I just sort of awkwardly I would fill in and make the chord and he actually played guitar, but would just kind of use it percussively.
And we played these Camper Van Beethoven songs, and I don't I dunno if we played The Specialsbut that's what we were listening to. Bungle played their first show during November at the Bayside Grange Hall.
The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny was followed in by the Bowel of Chiley demo; it featured a much greater ska presence, as well as the sounds of jazzswing and funk. Bradley Torreano noted at AllMusic that the recording was "essentially the sound of some very talented teenagers trying to make their love of jazz and ska come together in whatever way they can.
Bungle released their third demo, Goddammit I Love America! Mike Patton described its style as "funkadelic, thrashing, circus, ska. Bungle demos. We played the college [in Eureka] with Chuck. It was a small college. But there were only like three people in the audience.
And after the show, this guy comes up to us and says, 'Hey man, I'm really glad you played, thank you for coming. But you understand, school is not in session yet which is why nobody is here.
But I'm talking to this guy and he was like, 'I got this band, here take my tape. He gives me the tape and we play it later doing whatever we were doing, and Jim loves it, because it sounds like Slayerit sounds like speed metal with death growls and all this crazy stuff.
And I'll never forget it; Jim turns around and says to us, 'This guy has got to be this giant fat guy with all the power that he's got in his voice! It was actually Hillel's last tour, it was very interesting. So I go to him, 'Hey, Jim really likes you and you should sing in our band. It was this secret super spy ska music, and it was awesome. And I was like, 'Oh dude, I'm so glad you don't sound like that anymore, because who wants to be one dimensional? They evolved, and we applauded it.
Well, three of the four guys in the band applauded it. And by the time we were considering him to replace Chuck, he was already on to something else. Patton continued to be a member of both bands simultaneously and Mr. Bungle released OUtheir final demo tape, in At the time of this release, Mike Patton described Mr. Bungle as a "weirdo funk band". Duringthe band members left Eureka for San Francisco, in search of greater musical opportunities. Trey Spruance said the change in location influenced the band's style, remarking "[we were interested in] Slayer and Mercyful Fate.
Later it was The Specials and Fishbone. Then we moved to San Francisco and got all sophisticated. Now we are improv snobs who rule the avant-garde universe by night, and poor, Evil Satan - Mr. Bungle - Redundant (CD), fucked-up hipsters by day.
Bungle was signed to Warner Bros. Records inwith the label releasing all three of their studio albums during the s. Bungle's chances of landing a major label deal as Their debut album, Mr. Bunglewas produced by jazz experimentalist John Zorn and was released on August 13, The record mixed metalfunkskacarnival music and free jazzbut was normally described as funk metal by music critics.
Bungle is a dizzying, disconcerting, schizophrenic tour through just about any rock style the group can think of, hopping from genre to genre without any apparent rhyme or reason, and sometimes doing so several times in the same song. The first track was originally titled " Travolta ". At Warner Brothers' encouragement, it was renamed Quote Unquote in later pressings, due to fears regarding a potential lawsuit.
Bungle bubble bath was given away with copies of the record sold. Due to artwork delays and the band members' many side-projects, it was four years before Disco Volante was released, in October The music was complex and unpredictable, with the band continuing with their shifts of musical style.
Some of the tracks were in foreign languages and would radically change genres mid-song. Featuring lyrics about death, suicide and child abuse,  along with children's songs and a Middle Eastern techno number, music critic Greg Prato described the album as having "a totally original and new musical style that sounds like nothing that currently exists". Bungle's musicians like to show off their classical, jazz and world-beat influences in fast, difficult passages which are technically impressive but never seem to go anywhere".
Bungle supported this record with their first world tour, performing across North America, Europe and Australia during and This was done Evil Satan - Mr. Bungle - Redundant (CD) official authorization from Mr. Bungle or Warner Bros. After a two-year break which saw Faith No More split, Mr. Bungle reconvened in to record new material. The band's third album, Californiawas released on July 13, Ground and Sky reviews have described California as Mr. Bungle's most accessible   and, while the genre shifts are still present,  they are less frequent, with succinct song formats resulting in an album that The Associated Press called "surprisingly linear".
The best disc of the year, by a length. The recording process for California was more complex than for the band's previous records. They chose to record the disc to analog tape rather than digitally  and some songs required several track machinesutilizing over 50 tracks. Bungle were "completely out of place" on the SnoCore Tour.
We dressed up like the Village People and acted super gay which really pissed off the metal kids. In America, it's a different story, people are aware of the profound influence we had on them. But after it stewed in my stomach for a while, I just decided to accept it. He is just a kid. Besides, without his left foot he's going to have to change. I mean, When I heard the record I noticed subtle similarities, but when I saw that video it was like, 'Wait a second here, what the fuck?
Either he's feeling inadequate or old or I don't know, but I have no reason to talk shit about him. The feud between Patton and Kiedis appeared to have been mended during — Recordsthe members of Mr. Bungle had a friendly encounter at WB headquarters with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who themselves had just signed to the label.
California was scheduled to be released on June 8,but Warner Bros. Following the album release date clash, Kiedis had Mr. Bungle removed from a series of summer festivals in Europe; as the headlining act at the festivals, The Red Hot Chili Peppers had final word on the bands that would appear. Bungle, aside from Mike Patton. Club"Our agent was in the process of booking these festivals, and it was becoming apparent that we'd landed some pretty good ones—one in France, another one in Holland, some big-name festivals.
Turns out someone's holding a grudge! We were booted off several bills, specifically because Anthony Kiedis did not want us on the bill. He threatened to pull the Chili Peppers if Mr. Bungle was on the bill. It's something to do with Anthony. Come Summer, we get a call from the three biggest of those festivals, all of them the same day, saying that we can't play, because the headlining band retains the right to hire and fire whomever they wish. We found out it was the Red Hot Chili Peppers, so our manager called their manager to find out what the hell was going on, and their manager was very apologetic, and said, 'We're really sorry, we want you to know this doesn't reflect the management's position, or the band's for that matter, it's Anthony Kiedis who wants this.
In retaliation, Mr. Patton introduced each Mr. While pretending to be Kiedis, he mockingly said to the crowd: "Don't you call me Mike, my name is Anthony. How dare you make that mistake. Mike has been ripping me off for many years. Bungle also satirized many of the mannerisms of the band, mocking heroin injections, deceased guitarist Hillel Slovakdeceased friend River Phoenix and their on-stage antics.
In between one of the songs, Trevor Dunn dressed as Flea walked up to Spruance dressed as the ghost of Hilel Slovak and simulated injecting him with heroin. Patton interrupted this by shouting "You can't shoot up a ghost". It wasn't hard. The hardest part was copying his tattoos with a permanent marker.
I remember it was very funny to ridicule them without thinking about whether they would be aware or not. We were pretty pissed off for all the financial and personal damage that they caused to us.
Despite mocking the drug addictions of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Clinton McKinnon has since admitted that he himself had developed a drug addiction in the late s, which contributed to him eventually leaving the United States for Australia. Fool for a Lifetime. Kiedis responded to the Halloween retaliation concert by having them removed from the Big Day Out festival in Australia and New Zealand.
But after I heard about [the] Halloween show where they mocked us, fuck him and fuck the whole band. Bungle's career,  Dunn mentioned that his band should have taken legal action,  remarking "It screwed up my life in a personal way.
I don't think his, you know, minders, his gorillas, would let me have words with him. The animosity continued into the s. I mean c'mon Red Hot Chili Peppers were vaguely interesting in the late 80s, but Christ they fucking suck, they suck. Don't talk about it anymore". Patton said "It's not worth talking about. The band played what would turn out to be their last concert in nearly 20 years on September 9, in Nottingham, England.
Bungle were assumed to be in another period of self-described " hibernation ",  with Patton optimistically stating in October to Kerrang! There's a few of us that aren't even ready to face it again for a while. We'll put it on the shelf for now and see what happens to it and hopefully revisit it again. The band had multiple ideas for the direction of their next album. One, according to Spruance, was to do an album of very short songs combining straight-ahead rock on the part of the band with orchestral backing, though no demo recordings ended up coming out of these early discussions.
Patton first alluded to the fact that Mr. Bungle would probably not record any more albums instating in an interview, "I think it is over. The guys are spread all over the world and we don't talk to each other. I have not spoken to a couple of the guys since the last tour, years ago. Bungle had disbanded with Patton revealing, "We could have probably squeezed out a couple more records but the collective personality of this group became so dysfunctional, this band was poisoned by one person's petty jealousy and insecurity, and it led us to a slow, unnatural death.
And I'm at peace with that, because I know I tried all I could. Some bridges have definitely been burned. It was a fun time and sometimes you just have to move on. Bungle will never work together as such again".
After the dissolution of Mr. Bungle, the members went on to numerous different projects. He acted in the motion picture Firecracker narrated the film Bunrakuand did voice work in the movie I Am Legendperforming the infected creatures screams and howls. Additionally, in and Patton embarked on a world tour with Faith No More after they reunited.
Inhe moved to MelbourneAustralia, after getting into a relationship with an Australian woman he met at a Mr. Bungle concert in Sydney. Fool for a Lifetime album in its entirety in Santiago in November Bungle reunion, saying, "I've heard the faintest murmurings about it, but honestly I don't think anyone is interested.
It's nothing personal, either. We all feel like that band said what it needed to say. It would feel weird and awkward to play that music again. It would take a pant-load of money to make it happen, and honestly, I don't want to do it for that reason.
I would prefer to let go of it, respectfully. Bungle reuniting in an interview published in FebruaryPatton responded by saying, "Who knows? It certainly doesn't seem like it's on the tip of anyone's lips, but I could have said the same thing — and in fact, I did say the same thing — about Faith No More, and that happened.
And I think it happened for the better. On August 13,it was announced that Mr. On August 15, after a strong demand for tickets for all three shows, the band added an additional show to each city. A third L. The band stated on their Facebook page that they were not going to perform any songs from their Warner Bros. During the reunion shows, Mr. Bungle covered songs of various metal and hardcore punk bands such as SlayerCorrosion of ConformityCircle JerksCrumbsuckers and Cro-Mags in addition to performing three previously unreleased songs which were written during the era of The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny demo: "Glutton For Punishment", "Methamatics", and "Eracist".
Although the entire recording was promoted as being performed, non-metal songs from the demo such as "Grizzly Adams" and "Evil Satan" were absent from the performances.
The only exception was "Hypocrites", albeit with the ska sections eliminated. When asked about the absence of these portions, Dunn remarked. It was a deliberate choice to exclude those songs from this particular presentation. We were by no means ever a ska band, though we appreciated the masters. Those sections of that song are also extremely unoriginal. I would call them kitsch and for that they would clog the gears of the machine that we consciously and intentionally presented.
The choice of songs received a mixed reaction from certain portions of the band's fanbase. In their review of the Los Angeles gig, Revolver wrote "One of the most quietly influential bands in metal reunited last night in Los Angeles … to play zero of the songs that made them influential.
Bungle Evil Satan - Mr. Bungle - Redundant (CD) with several guests during the shows including the comedian Eric Andrewho introduced the band at the beginning of their show at February 7,  and Jed Watts, the original drummer of Mr. In the weeks following the February shows, Mr. Bungle posted without comment on their Twitter account pictures taken in a recording studio, hinting at an upcoming record.
Bungle released a cover of "U. Alongside the announcement, they released an animated music video for the single "Raping Your Mind" directed by Eric Livingston. Dunn described re-recording their earliest material with Lombardo and Ian like "we were finally utilizing our Ph. Ds in Thrash Metal. All we had to do was go back to our original professors for some additional guidance and talk them into joining us.
Now we can die. Prior to the release of their first album inthe Los Angeles Times stated that the band "performs oddball music one critic has described as Bugs Bunny -type jazz. Bungle's music as a "unique mix of Evil Satan - Mr. Bungle - Redundant (CD) experimental, the abstract, and the absurd",  while Patrick Macdonald of The Seattle Times characterized their music as "harsh, grating, unstructured, blasting, squeaky, speedy, slow, eerie and strangely compelling".
Greg Prato stated they "may be the most talented rock instrumentalists today, as they skip musical genres effortlessly, while Mike Patton illustrates why many consider him to be the best singer in rock". Bungle frequently incorporated unconventional instruments into their music including tenor saxjaw harpcimbalomxylophoneglockenspielclarinetocarinapiano, organ, bongosand woodblocks.
The arrangement of their songs was also idiosyncratic, often lacking a structured song format and rotating through different genres ranging from slow melodies to thrash metal. The majority of the band's music and lyrics were written by Patton, Dunn, and Spruance, with McKinnon and Heifetz occasionally contributing.
You bring some ideas and if you're not percent firm about bringing a certain idea to this group, you can watch it get kicked aside and die really quickly. It has been noted that the band were given an unusual amount of artistic freedom during their tenure with the major label Warner Bros. In a interview, Trevor Dunn reflected —. I seem to remember that they always left us alone. Patton was a big asset to them financially and in that regard it gave us some power because they had to appease him.
That, for one, meant giving him the freedom to work with us as he always had. I don't believe any of our records ever recouped which isn't that big of a deal for a major label who have much larger fish to fry.
For them it is just another tax write-off. And I have a sneaking suspicion that they possibly believed we would 'grow up' musically some day and make them some money. Trey Spruance claimed that Warner Bros. We thought about it. We almost did it, we were thinking about doing that.
Bungle's style has influenced many acts from the alternative metal genre,  most notably Kornwho have utilized what they have dubbed the "Mr. Bungle chord "  A flat fifth chord or " Tritone ". James "Munky" Shafferone of Korn's guitarists, stated in a interview that Mr. Bungle's self-titled debut "set the tone for us and what we went on to do creatively". Bungle as an influence, with Incubus's debut album Fungus Amongus mentioning them in the liner notes.
Other prominent artists Mr. Bungle were a major influence. Informer Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison said that "Mr. Bungle is one of my favourite bands of all time. Bungle were known for their characteristically unconventional stage shows, where the band members would dress up in costumes and masks.
In the early stages of their career they would often wear a uniform of mechanic's jumpsuits along with masks such as MadonnaRichard NixonDarth Vaderan executioner's hood or plastic clown or gimp masks.
We called them "Satanic Carnivals" due to their unexplained phantasmic arrival, and their pointless neon lights Evil Satan - Mr. Bungle - Redundant (CD) one was around to appreciate as they sparkled up against the dreary fog. The next night, when they'd be open, we'd actually go to these god-damned things. There was certainly a malice to the toothless meth -heads running the barely-functioning rides, and the fights that would break out among drunken loggers, but it was all pretty standard fare — no evil clowns.
The band simply wore stockings to cover their faces during at least portions of the "Disco Volante" tour. The — shows in support of the California album usually featured Dunn dressed as a blonde girl resembling Goldilocks or The St.
Pauli Girl although for the other members this period was largely devoid of masks and outfits due to the increased demands of the music. Throughout their career, Mr.
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