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Well, I been on a Mr. Bungle kick lately, listening straight through Mr. Bungle, Disco Volante, and California.

They are probably still the weirdest band I've ever heard, but I've always liked their music a lot. Any fans here?


(Weirdly enough, I think this song has one of the most extreme switches out of any of their songs. I literally bust out laughing the first time I heard it)


 

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No.1 Fan here.
First time I saw them was in 1991 or so when I tagged along with a few friends of mine who were opening from them.
We were backstage and the two dressing rooms were next to eachother with a space left in the top of the wall. This meant we could hear eachother.

So the sax player of the band I was with started a few lines to warm up and he got a response from the room next door.
Apparently Mike and co had someone there who played the trumpet and was ready for a battle. So for the next 20 minutes or so the sax player on our side and their trumpet guy exchange increasingly intricate licks untill the Bungle guy screamed F%CK YOU! and quit . :scream: Fantastic.

To be honest , the guys I was were all professional grade musicians and the band had no songs, they just played lenghty improvisations on stage so they knew how to battle.

The show itself was absolutely awesome, I had never seen a band with such outrageous costumes and freaked out songs. It´s about time they get together and create something new.

Favorite songs: Girls of Porn and Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz.
 

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No.1 Fan here.
First time I saw them was in 1991 or so when I tagged along with a few friends of mine who were opening from them.
We were backstage and the two dressing rooms were next to eachother with a space left in the top of the wall. This meant we could hear eachother.

So the sax player of the band I was with started a few lines to warm up and he got a response from the room next door.
Apparently Mike and co had someone there who played the trumpet and was ready for a battle. So for the next 20 minutes or so the sax player on our side and their trumpet guy exchange increasingly intricate licks untill the Bungle guy screamed F%CK YOU! and quit . :scream: Fantastic.

To be honest , the guys I was were all professional grade musicians and the band had no songs, they just played lenghty improvisations on stage so they knew how to battle.

The show itself was absolutely awesome, I had never seen a band with such outrageous custumes and freaked out songs. It´s about time they get together and create something new.

Favorite songs: Girls of Porn and Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz.
Good story. :yesway: Sounds just like them too. :lol:
 

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I'm just getting into this band, having only heard one or two songs. It's nice to take a break from the usual rock/metal setup and listen to something with completely different dynamics for a change.
 

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I'm just getting into this band, having only heard one or two songs. It's nice to take a break from the usual rock/metal setup and listen to something with completely different dynamics for a change.
Check this song out. Desensitised mentioned it as one of his favorites and, while it stays pretty consistant throughout the song and could possibly be considered the most accessible song from their first album, it's... I dunno... very catchy and just... plain... awesome. :lol:

A really emotional dramatic song... about porn.

 

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^And I love Mike Patton's response to that, "I feel no responsibility for that, it's their mothers' fault, not mine." :lol:

That's mainly in reference to Korn and Limp Bizkit I think. Incubus musically sounded nothing like Mr. Bungle, but Brandon Boyd's vocal style seemed like a pretty big immitation of Mike Patton's vocals on songs like The Girls of Porn (that I just posted).
 

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^And I love Mike Patton's response to that, "I feel no responsibility for that, it's their mothers' fault, not mine." :lol:
:rofl:

That's mainly in reference to Korn and Limp Bizkit I think. Incubus musically sounded nothing like Mr. Bungle, but Brandon Boyd's vocal style seemed like a pretty big immitation of Mike Patton's vocals on songs like The Girls of Porn (that I just posted).
See, Incubus used to sound a lot like early Mr. Bungle (mixed with RHCP, and a little Primus):

And definitely, there's some similarities to Mike Patton's various projects:

And check out where Hoobastank started :lol:
 

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Love Patton and most of his projects! I've been into everything he has done since I bought Faith No More - The Real Thing when it came out. Another interesting work of his is Tomahak's Anonymous. Its insipired by Amercian Indian heritage music. So mad that FNM didn't go on a US tour recently befor they called it quits again.
 
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