― Chris, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Alex in NYC, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
He's managed to sully even the best project he's ever been
involved with ("Sax Lessons" on Amarillo Records' Great Phone Calls).
― http://gygax.pitas.com, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― nathalie, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― jess, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― dleone, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
(and really isn't it kinda neat that fantomas opened, and tomahawk is
now opening for tool?)
― maura, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
Also saw FNM in 94 I think at a small club in Boston and saw one Mr.
Patton popping a squat in the corner of the club into a paperbag. I
read somewhere that apparently its some sort of ritual.
― geeta, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― chaki, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― maria, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
if you're referring to the Peeping Tom demos which were floating
around Napster etc a while back the truth is they have nothing to do
with the embryonic Peeping Tom project, but are actually old
discarded demo tracks that Patton worked on with an unnamed producer
some time ago but aborted before completion.
I interviewed the man last year and he told me that Peeping Tom had
yet to record a note of music. obviously that may have changed
somewhat by now, but the original demos purporting to be Peeping Tom
were a hoax, although quite obviously the work of Patton (note the
similarities to FNM and the more accessible moments of Bungle).
― Wyndham Earl, Friday, 14 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Vinnie, Saturday, 15 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
Baffles me why all the pseudo-hipster kids laud him so, must be the
Vincent Gallo effect.
― ian, Saturday, 15 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― chaki, Saturday, 15 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― marinecreature, Sunday, 16 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
But hey, I'm not one to jump to rash conclusions..... so I'll check
out some of his songs. Could someone recommend three tracks that will
change my opinion about him? And please, make them nothing like the
bad whiteboy funk metal (a la RHCP) or puerile gibberish (a la Green
Jelly) songs I recall hearing in the past.
― ian, Sunday, 16 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― chaki, Sunday, 16 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Matt Riedl (veal), Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
Maybe I was too drug-addled when Mr. Bungle's first album came out, but I finally listened to it today and appreciated it for the first time. For me, it blows Butthole Surfers, Ween and Boredoms out of the water.
It's like I'm destined to never like anything that I can share with anyone. Always discovering bands too early or too late or, as in the case with Phish and the Dead, just as completely out of touch with the general fanbase as everyone else seems to be.
I'm going to vote classic. Even though he's acts like a dork, farts in microphones on stage and probably tries too hard (or is it just natural?), he really seems to be the brains behind his interesting projects.
― Unfortunate Prankster (Unfortunate Prankster), Monday, 30 May 2005 22:13 (7 years ago) Permalink
― cdwill, Tuesday, 31 May 2005 01:09 (7 years ago) Permalink
listen to California.
― latebloomer: B Minus Time Traveler (latebloomer), Tuesday, 31 May 2005 01:13 (7 years ago) Permalink
I've always loved Patton musically, but even if you can't stand the guy, anyone into noisy music and oddness can't help but find his labels artist roster pleasing:
So, even if you don't like listening to the guy, it's hard to argue against how he's spending his money...
― John Justen (johnjusten), Tuesday, 31 May 2005 01:17 (7 years ago) Permalink
I don't think there's another thread on this: he's got a new album out...Mondo Cane... thoughts?
Trying not to sound like a total n00b but aside from Dino's 'Volare' I've not been exposed to much Italian music at all, let alone the 60's pop stuff like this. I have to say I am LOVING it. OMG Senza Fine, and Scalinatella! Wow. Beautiful, moving...and I love Patton's voice on these, the covers here feel sincere and respectful, and I wanna hear more more more. I have been a googling fool since I got the album, finding out who all the original singers were...a whole new world of coolness!
― VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 May 2010 23:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
xposted from the worst music writing thread:
Bill Chenevert of Philadelphia Weekly, you are fucking awful. Reproduced below is his capsule review for Mike Patton's Mondo Cane:
Sounds Like: The Faith No More alum sure can use his voice box. Here he sings mostly in Spanish and with a touch of kitsch, but totally authentic.
Free Association: His Eureka, Calif. roots really show here, rocking a chulo vibe.
For Fans Of: Mexico, camp, horns, Zappa, Mr. Bungle.
Not bothering to listen to the album is one thing- you have constraints on your time, I understand- but for fuck's sake, if you're going to fake it at least read a goddamn press release first or something.
― a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Monday, 10 May 2010 01:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
Can we perform some kind of citizen's arrest? Tragic.
― VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 10 May 2010 05:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
"Here he sings mostly in Spanish"
Thank you from 60 millions of Italians!
Pretty sure this album will be quite good, the tracklist is absolute killer (Il Cielo In Una Stanza was my mother's all time favourite song).
― Marco Damiani, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 14:53 (3 years ago) Permalink
I've listened to some of the originals, and it seems like Patton has given them a pretty respectful treatment. He sings them in his own way, but the arrangements and everything are quite true to the style of the original songs. Who knows, maybe your mother will like it too..
― VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 16:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
Right from the golden era of Italian pop, Fred Buscaglione and his Damon Runyon fixation:
― Marco Damiani, Thursday, 13 May 2010 09:15 (3 years ago) Permalink
i think this is a really unique project. i can't say if patton does the originals justice, but italian music is a blindspot for me, so the fact that he's making me want to seek out the originals is a victory in itself. and of course, patton's chulo vibe is unmistakable here :P
― borntohula, Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:57 (3 years ago) Permalink
Definite props to Patton if he can spark new interest in the original material. It's worked in me, for sure. Been reading up on some of the original artists. I have come to the conclusion that Italy is great. To wit: Gino Paoli attempted suicide by shooting himself in the chest, and the bullet's apparently still in there; Mina sang like nobodys business but was such a tearaway that she got banned by the Catholic church... then she shaved her eyebrows...her whole bio is generally pretty amazing; Luigi Tenco committed suicide in 67 (I think), but there were suspicions of murder...his body was exumed in 2006!!See? Awesome music. Awesome bios. World needs more of this.
― VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 14 May 2010 02:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
Talking about classic ways to go, Fred Buscaglione (the guy above) died in Portofino in a horrific car accident while driving, totally drunk, his pink Cadillac (Patton performs his "Che notte!").And since we're there:
Mina "Il cielo in una stanza" (in later, 1969 version):
― Marco Damiani, Friday, 14 May 2010 08:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
not sure what's going on in "urlo negro" lyrically, but i really like the vocal juxtapositions between the rollicking crazy verses and the more restrained, poppy chorus.
it reminds me a lot of mr. bungle. here's a clip of patton doing it live just for good measure:
i was reading a review of the album on allmusic (http://bit.ly/97fls0) and was surprised to hear that the album was patched together from various recordings of mondo cane live... i had no idea. i knew the project first existed as a live entity, but i had no idea that those performances were being recorded, or that the final product is actually culled from multiple shows.
― borntohula, Friday, 14 May 2010 13:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
"not sure what's going on in "urlo negro" lyrically"
Quick lyrical sample: "You know what you did to me?/ You know what you did to me?!/I will hate you until God won't take me with Him" and other assorted delicacies.
― Marco Damiani, Friday, 14 May 2010 13:16 (3 years ago) Permalink
And isn't the Urlo Negro chorus something about 'pick your own damn coffee beans, I'm not a slave'....or something like that?
Apparently Patton plans to release more volumes, with other songs from the live performances. YAY.
This video of Mina doing Il Cielo Una Stanza is pretty awesome. Pre-eyebrow shaving...she seems kind of out of it, somehow...drunk, or stoned, or something?...something in the way she keeps closing her eyes. But damn, that VOICE. And she's pretty gorgeous.
― VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 14 May 2010 17:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
New Tomahawk record sounds like it might be cool.
― I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:22 (7 months ago) Permalink