mr bungle broke up :(

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this is really sad to me :(

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 22 May 2003 18:28 (sixteen years ago) link

:(

Well, "California" did make a fine swan song, though. But damn, I was wondering when all those guys could get the fucking time for all their music, be it Bungle, side projects, etc.

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 22 May 2003 18:38 (sixteen years ago) link

But Chaki, they've been broke up for like 2 years now! It's time to move on!

Secret Chiefs 3 is putting out like 3 albums this year.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 22 May 2003 18:39 (sixteen years ago) link

They were the greatest band of the 1990s. I love them forever. *sigh.*

Fivvy (Fivvy), Thursday, 22 May 2003 18:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm sooooooooooo glad I got to see them in concert. There are some things I saw them do I still don't believe actually happened.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 22 May 2003 18:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Gotta say....I wasn't even aware they were still a going concern.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 22 May 2003 20:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Alex took the words out of my mouth--I thought they broke up ages ago.

Ally (mlescaut), Thursday, 22 May 2003 20:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Their first album is really the only thing I have time for (that and some of the early tapes). Disco Volante had the odd comedic moment, but overall is too inconsistent for my taste.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 22 May 2003 20:33 (sixteen years ago) link

"Danny Canak catches up with Mike Patton for a discussion about music, fame, and the question mark over the head of Mr Bungle."

http://www.underdog-online.com/index.php/article/articleview/55/1/8/

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 22 May 2003 20:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Their Anaheim show in 1992 = still possibly one of the greatest concerts anywhere ever by anyone.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 22 May 2003 22:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh well, there are other fish in the sea.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Thursday, 22 May 2003 22:17 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, but cod &st; mr bungle

Sean@tangmonkey (Sean M), Thursday, 22 May 2003 23:50 (sixteen years ago) link

er. cpd < mr bungle

Sean@tangmonkey (Sean M), Thursday, 22 May 2003 23:50 (sixteen years ago) link

or, to put the matter to rest, once and for all:

cod < mr. bungle

(also salmon < mr bungle, and trout < mr bungle)

Sean@tangmonkey (Sean M), Thursday, 22 May 2003 23:51 (sixteen years ago) link

That 1992 tour was killer; moshing during that fucked up my elbow for several years afterwards.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 23 May 2003 00:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, you see, Dan.. Ned and I (since as it turns out, we both attended the same show before we ever met) saw one of the "wrong" Bungle shows... as in, the show they reserve for people who boo their opening bands. ;)

I've since seen 'em one more time for their "California" tour, and that was grand.

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 23 May 2003 01:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Did they do the mellow country version of "Territorial Pissings" when you saw them?

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 23 May 2003 01:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Good link Chaki...I love this part:

...though Patton has been more prolific than ever in recent years, he hasn’t released any singles or videos since Faith No More’s demise. He adds, “Videos cost money. We would rather use that money to make more records or pay bands big fat royalty checks or get hookers and steaks.”

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 23 May 2003 12:43 (sixteen years ago) link

four years pass...

Their first album is MONSTROUSLY AWESOME.

HI DERE, Friday, 13 July 2007 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

Yup yup yup.

"Egg."

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 July 2007 19:41 (twelve years ago) link

that's a good record. but the nasal patton vocals still strike me as odd to this day. i actually think they work really well on 'the real thing'.

Charlie Howard, Friday, 13 July 2007 19:47 (twelve years ago) link

The Real Thing was awesome, especially the title track and Underwater Love.

The Mr. Bungle debut actually scared me so badly during my first listen - during Stubb (a Dub) that I took it out of my cassette deck and hid it in my closet for a year.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:01 (twelve years ago) link

when i saw faith no more live, 'surprise you're dead' was the highlight. the crowd went nuts

Charlie Howard, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:03 (twelve years ago) link

Disco Volante is MONSTROUSLY AWESOME.

marmotwolof, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:11 (twelve years ago) link

It's one of those Trout Mask things where after you listen to it about 15 times it goes from "huh?" to "best shit ever."

marmotwolof, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:14 (twelve years ago) link

I would never listen to a song by this band because of their name.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:22 (twelve years ago) link

It's one of those Trout Mask things where after you listen to it about 15 times it goes from "huh?" to "best shit ever."

^^^ very true, only 15 should really be 2

HI DERE, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:23 (twelve years ago) link

I was allowing for people who are slow to catch on to keep trying.

marmotwolof, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:24 (twelve years ago) link

I would never listen to a song by this band because of their name.

Um, explain?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:25 (twelve years ago) link

I mean it's not like they're called Rockists Who Shit On Your Faggy Dance Music.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:25 (twelve years ago) link

He buys records for the sleeves.

marmotwolof, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:25 (twelve years ago) link

kind of closed minded there, chuell chowser.

chaki, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:26 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, they even have a song called "Desert Search For Techno Allah"!

marmotwolof, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:26 (twelve years ago) link

All but the truth - forget
And from this union cup
We will drink wine tonight

Qiyamat qiyamat a tawil'
Qiyamat qiyamat insan al kamel

Haqiqat itself is drunk
So drinks the Hidden Imam

Pride of the peacock angel
Under the feather veils

Dark tresses under the black light

marmotwolof, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:27 (twelve years ago) link

The name just sounds like something I don't want to hear. Like, people who would identify themselves as Mr. Bungle are probably on a very different wavelength.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:29 (twelve years ago) link

yah i dont think you'd enjoy any of their work tbh. you might enjoy some of trey's (the guitarist) bollywood influenced house music he's made through the years.

chaki, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:31 (twelve years ago) link

The band's name was taken from a children's educational film devised to teach children good manners and hygiene, which was featured in a Pee Wee Herman HBO special in the early '80s. A puppet named Mr. Bungle was the main character, used to represent the kind of person no clean, polite child would wish to be.

marmotwolof, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:32 (twelve years ago) link

Used to be one of my favorite groups. I rarely listen to it anymore, but when I do it's usually a handful of songs from California.

xpost: I was about to say what marmot said. Considering how obscene their lyrics were for the time, I found it a clever and appropriate name.

rockapads, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:34 (twelve years ago) link

To wit:

xpost

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 13 July 2007 20:37 (twelve years ago) link

LALA
LALALALA

HI DERE, Saturday, 14 July 2007 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

sorry

BLAHBLAH
BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAH

HI DERE, Saturday, 14 July 2007 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

"Stubb (A Dub)" is one of the greatest things ever recorded.

HI DERE, Saturday, 14 July 2007 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

oh fuck I DREAMT ABOUT DISCO VOLANTE LAST NIGHT, i dreamt that i was living in a computer game based upon the album. it was one of the coolest dreams i've ever had.

tonight i shall listen to the album again.

Just got offed, Saturday, 14 July 2007 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

I disagree with the up-thread assessment of Patton's "nasally" voice. I still think we have yet to hear another, more talented voice as daringly or creatively used (to say nothing of his brilliant/absurdist lyrics, esp. on Mr. Bungle) - in rock, anyway.

Although I can see where someone might get put-off by the band name, once you're acquainted with its "cinematic" source (sampled extensively on the first LP) - you might also find, as said above, Mr. Bungle is a very clever and appropriate name: http://www.archive.org/details/lunchroom_manners

"Phil had good manners. He didn't want to be like Mr. Bungle..."

dblcheeksneek, Saturday, 14 July 2007 20:42 (twelve years ago) link

for some reason i see mike patton as the jack black of music. insufferably smug, MB fans are generally the worst people on earth

s.rose, Sunday, 15 July 2007 00:46 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, we pour oil down storm drains, tap on the glass at the aquarium, and when we go out for sushi, we don't pay.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Sunday, 15 July 2007 02:21 (twelve years ago) link

jack black is the jack black of music, foo'

disco volante on repeat. awesome. closing section of 'desert search for techno allah' absolutely resplendent. 'ma meeshka mow skwoz' beyond incredible. etc.

Just got offed, Sunday, 15 July 2007 10:42 (twelve years ago) link

'desert search for techno allah' is seriously great.

original bgm, Tuesday, 17 July 2007 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

it also somehow manages to perfectly convey the mind-melting music in just five words! i mean, does it not just sound EXACTLY like the title?

Just got offed, Tuesday, 17 July 2007 16:35 (twelve years ago) link

def. I always kinda wished the secret chiefs made a whole album like 'desert search', since lots of tracks from that project seem to be working off of a similar template. the sc3 d&b tracks were especially disappointing since they already felt pretty dated 10yrs back when trey dropped 'em. not that I don't love sc3! but that tabla outro on 'techno allah' - yeah, it's something special.

original bgm, Tuesday, 17 July 2007 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

TS: Dream Theater vs. Mr Bungle

stephen, Saturday, 23 August 2008 09:19 (eleven years ago) link

that isn't even a contest ffs, dream theater vs. HIM far more OTM

Just got offed, Saturday, 23 August 2008 10:20 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

disco volante vinyl repress:
http://www.auralexploits.com/product_5994.htm

this is pretty cool. I always kicked myself for passing on this back in tha day.

original bgm, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 16:25 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

The secret track being in the middle of the third track of Disco Volante always makes me soooo happy.

just a moonful of sugar (Abbott), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 20:40 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

just wanted to say that HI DERE was/is right about Stubb (A Dub)

louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Friday, 12 March 2010 19:24 (nine years ago) link

Everyone needs to scroll back and read (or re-read!) the Mackro/Ned stories about the Celebrity Theater show.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 12 March 2010 19:34 (nine years ago) link

That is the best possible way I could fritter away the remaining hour of this Friday afternoon. Those stories are a fucking treat.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 12 March 2010 20:21 (nine years ago) link

By the way, vote for Bungle in J4gger's 1990s album poll.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 12 March 2010 20:22 (nine years ago) link

I will! completely forgot about that, thanks.

m the g, Friday, 12 March 2010 20:36 (nine years ago) link

remembering the existence of Mr Bungle is the single biggest spanner in the works of my own ballot

like, there's THREE legitimately brilliant albums to vote for ON TOP OF the eight or nine I'd been carefully prepping

louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Friday, 12 March 2010 20:45 (nine years ago) link

given that disco volante is towards the upper third of my top three albums of all time, I'm guessing I might squeeze it in somewhere...

m the g, Friday, 12 March 2010 20:54 (nine years ago) link

dude I have my all-time top 5* jockeying for position, more or less

*give or take Still Life, On Land And In The Sea, Blood Inside and Spirit Of Eden

louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Friday, 12 March 2010 20:57 (nine years ago) link

louis, you know i love you, but i can't believe i opened this thread for these worthless posts

super smash brother (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 March 2010 21:22 (nine years ago) link

this is that thing again isn't it

louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Friday, 12 March 2010 21:25 (nine years ago) link

the thing where i bump a thread for meaningless praise ¬_¬

louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Friday, 12 March 2010 21:26 (nine years ago) link

"i can't believe i opened this thread for these worthless posts"

typing this out every time it's justified will give you serious RSI.

m the g, Friday, 12 March 2010 21:28 (nine years ago) link

^^^ truthiest of truth bombs

we call him black Nev coz he's black & his names Neville (HI DERE), Friday, 12 March 2010 22:24 (nine years ago) link

Are you going to vote for Bungle in Jaggers little poll, whiney?

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 12 March 2010 22:27 (nine years ago) link

Disco Volante is one of my faves ever, but there's prolly like 50 rap albums I'd put above it

super smash brother (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 March 2010 22:42 (nine years ago) link

What about Sailing the Seas of Cheese?

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:02 (nine years ago) link

maybe like 15 years ago

broanna brewsome (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:03 (nine years ago) link

The glorious funk-metal revolution of 2011 is gonna bite you in the ass, man.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:06 (nine years ago) link

primus and mr bungle are so much more than funk-metal

louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:08 (nine years ago) link

oh shit sorry another useless post

louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:09 (nine years ago) link

"California" is such a pretty and exciting album.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:11 (nine years ago) link

read thread as "my bunghule broke up :("

guammls (QE II), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:11 (nine years ago) link

one day I will work out what the best Mr Bungle album is, but that day is not today

oh shit sorry another useless post (acoleuthic), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:13 (nine years ago) link

IMO it's not the first one.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:13 (nine years ago) link

I'd agree with that if I hadn't been caning the first one pretty hard today - although some of their moral decisions are questionable at best on that one

oh shit sorry another useless post (acoleuthic), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:16 (nine years ago) link

That album opened my ears to a lot of music that I hadn't paid attention to before: Beach Boys and gamelan being pretty notable.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:17 (nine years ago) link

xp to abbott about california

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:17 (nine years ago) link

Their first album is the thing that made me think "Blue Velvet" would be a totally fun-loving party film.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:18 (nine years ago) link

(The Girls Of Porn = the movie Irreversible with a clown mask on)

hahaha I was given Blue Velvet for my birthday and am waiting for a good opportunity to watch it - may just synch it up with the first Mr Bungle album, see what happens

oh shit sorry another useless post (acoleuthic), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:20 (nine years ago) link

I highly recommend not doing that.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:22 (nine years ago) link

I mean you could but *96 tears*

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:23 (nine years ago) link

the first one is the worst of the three and i'm sure every member of mr. bungle would agree with that

broanna brewsome (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:25 (nine years ago) link

Damn dude. For some reason, my wife has a copy of Blue Velvet in her movie collection. It's really out of character for a collection that's mostly cheesy horror and kung fu movies. I've never asked her why and she's never suggested watching it.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:26 (nine years ago) link

xpost
not that the first one isn't great, obv

broanna brewsome (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:26 (nine years ago) link

yeah I'm kinda realising this - it's not as GOOD but it's hella fun, and about half the tracks are stone-dead stunning

disco volante and california are terrifyingly lucid fever-dreams and i treasure them dearly

oh shit sorry another useless post (acoleuthic), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:28 (nine years ago) link

my skin shrivels a little bit every time the words "funk-metal" and "mr bungle" appear in close proximity.

m the g, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:37 (nine years ago) link

sjokes, bruv.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:40 (nine years ago) link

even so.

brrr.

m the g, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:44 (nine years ago) link

i'm the biggest bungle fan there is, and there's no denying that first album was funk-metal, come on now

broanna brewsome (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:52 (nine years ago) link

it has elements of funk-metal, sure, among many other things.

though it is by far the funk-metalest of the three.

'funk metal' makes me think of mordred.

m the g, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:55 (nine years ago) link

note to self: stop saying funk-metal.

m the g, Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:55 (nine years ago) link

Fettle.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:11 (nine years ago) link

MUNK

m the g, Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:28 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izqiUwKihVo

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:34 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Do you remember
We called you family?
Now you're underground
We call you memory

two grills one cup (of ham) (acoleuthic), Thursday, 1 April 2010 02:47 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1HC4sFgy-q/?igshid=bwytdxnmwkd4

Reunion shows performing the Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny demo with Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo? Select dates in stupid cities far from where I live.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/mr-bungle-playing-1986-demo-at-first-shows-in-nearly-20-years/

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 16:41 (one week ago) link


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