Mr. Bungle

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bassline1414, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. Hello,
    I just got Mr. Bungle's self titled debut today and I gotta say that I am loving it. My favorite track is definately "My Ass is on Fire" followed closely by "Stubb(a Dub)". Anywho, I was wondering what everyone's (talking 'bout Bungle fans of course)thoughts on the other two Mr. Bungle albums that are out at the moment. Thanks!
  2. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    I don't know if it's on that album, but Squeeze Me Macaroni is a trip. Funky bass too.
  3. Their self titled album is definetly their greatest but Disco Volante is not bad either. They got a little more electronic but also a lot more chaotic which is good and bad. I barely ever listen to California just because it seems kind of boring to me. Either way, because of just the self titled they are one of my favorite bands and Trevor Dunn is amazing in everything he does...
    if you can, try to find a demo of OU818... it is mostly songs of the self titled but it is still really cool... i think you can download it at
  4. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    I like California the best as a whole album- it's got a different vibe than the first two albums, but it flows really well as a whole. I think the best individuals songs are on Disco Volante... I only wish I could remember song titles now! ;)
  5. Some people have told me that Disco is really abstract, almost like they made a bunch of random noise when they recorded it.
  6. jblake


    Aug 30, 2001
    Gray, ME
    A soundman I knew called Disco "advanced listening". Carry Stress in the Jaw is unbelievable as is Platypus. Great album altogether. You just have to be in the right mood to listen to it... Otherwise you might come away twitching.
  7. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    The first album is good, but they never play any of that stuff live anymore because it dates from the late 80s and early 90s...
    Little note on the Secret Song which I'm sure most of you already know : Trevor does the "singing"/old man voice...

    The story behind that song is that he was not told about the song and he found the demo one he decided to add the Grandpa Simpson voice ("I know the Secret Song now...They wouldn't tell me, but somehow I found out"). Just a worthless tidbit of info.
    Chemical Marriage, Carry Stress in the Jaw, Desert Search for Techno Allah, Ma Meesh Mow-Skwoz rock along with all the other songs.
    Some of Trevor's other projects include Trio Convulsant and Fantomas, both of which IMO, are worth a listen. Trevor is a really approachable guy too.
    On a side note : I think he's definitely changed my view of the Peppers for the worst. ;)

    Why'd you have to get me started on Bungle!:D
  8. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Heh... I've never heard the Peppers' side of the feud, but honestly I wouldn't be surprised if the Bungle side of it is all true...
  9. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002

    Somehow I don't doubt at all that Kiedis did what he did for the reasons that he did (I've actually read one or two of his comments--but I've definitely gotten more of the Bungle perspective).

    I actually preferred Fantomas Director's Cut to their self-titled album. But I think that the 30 song album with singing but no words has grown on me. That album is genius on a technical standpoint (no improv). I heard Patton say that the concept for Director's Cut was to create the "worst", most sell-out pop-y album possible...He was probably being sarcastic, but ya never know with the guy.

    Anyways, good taste in music, man! I'm open to any suggestions along those lines :)
  10. danqi


    May 21, 2001
    What are you talking about? I must have missed something.
  11. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    i heard that the peppers kicked bungle off an australian tour.

    i read about it from a bungle interview.

    i believe the bungle side.

    the peppers can go back to heroin for all i care.

  12. I just learned 'girls of porn', man thats fun to play
  13. Bumping this from search. Since I just bought Disco Volante.

    Wow. This is like a soundtrack to a movie. But it's not. Very strange, chaotic, ambient. Everything I like in interesting music.

    Very good listen.
  14. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I <3 the bungle. Damn shame they broke up. I definatly prefer them to the fantomas (that's saying something). But the fact of the matter is, staying in a band with Patton for a long time = damn near impossible. Talented guy, it's a shame he's an egotistical butthole.

    Fav bungle album? Depends on the mood entirely.
  15. cschenk78


    Mar 12, 2000
    Watertown, NY
    Goodbye Sober Day off the California album...makes my day everytime I hear it...

    By every album...grab some bootlegs...immerse yourself...
  16. Man get all three of them, they are very different but very good. At first i found California boring but once i "got it" it became one of my favorite albums!!!

    also check out the group RUINS.... amazing bass playing.

  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    To the artist formerly known as Kaz: Enjoy, and use in good health.
  18. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I think John Zorn did Mr. Bungle much better about 15 years earlier. I understand that Zorn produced some Bungle albums, no?

    It seems like Patton has got some fanatics that will buy up everything that he so much as farts on. I love Faith No More, and I dig Fantomas, but the Bungle thing is lost on me. I just don't really care for it; it seems to be weird just for weirdnesses sake.
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Is Disco Violante the only album you heard? Because, IMO, that's the only "weird" album... sorta. Brief descripition of their major label albums:

    Self titled: Crazy Circus Funk Metal: Good in if you are in the mood to think about clowns trying to kill you.

    Disco Violante: Electronic Avata Techno... Core: Good more for background music or freaking out your friends who are tripping. I only listen to this one once in a while

    California: Satan and the Beach Boys make an album together: "laid back" I suppose. Good tunes, very diverse album, very good production.

    P.S. Agreed on the "Mike Patton farting on a snare drum" comment, my friend Larry is like that "Oh, Patton did guest vocals on this album so it's awesome" and it could just him going "Blakatakaboo cha ka pow!" Once and it would be awesome. :rollno:

    I'm a fan, but I'm not that bad.