~The Holy Filament~

"Before lunch time, the class sees a puppet play,
whose star, Mr. Bungle, provides a good example of a bad example.
He doesn't wash his hands or comb his hair before lunch.
He barges to the front of the line in the cafeteria. He is rude and clumsy.
Phil and his friends don't want to be like Mr. Bungle, and as Phil makes his way to the cafeteria,
he is reminded of all the things that Mr. Bungle did that made him unpopular and ill-mannered
. "










MR.BUNGLE?
...Forget It, man just fucking FORGET IT !! There is only one Patton/ there is only one Bungle.
Their precious releases are few & far between...
BUTT:
~ HOWEVER LONG THESE PROJECTS TAKE-
AS LONG AS BUNGLE-ISMS ARE BEING BURPED-UP, BARFED-OUT, BROUGHT-FORTH-
and/or BESTOWED BELLIGERENTLY UPON US ~
...Then all is well for us who starvate in this sickly SUB-SCENARIO salivating.

If you are staring at the screen with a stupid look on your face, you are not alone.
Mr. Bungle does that to people, and so do I.

Bungle, because they are Astounding; me, because I am DUMBfounding

What we need to address here is the importance and impact of this band.
Frank Zappa once said, in so many words, that Mr. Bungle
was the only band around worth a SHIT, and that is some serious fucking praise, big daddy.
(It is pretty much agreed that FZ seldom even listened to the music of others, let alone praise it)
I think the reason Zappa respected them was basically this:
They are completely musically uninhbited. Plain and simple.
The music has no boundaries, and any influence or whim will find a way into their twisted material as they see fit.
Additionally, they really don't seem to give a rat's ASS whether anyone on Earth even likes it.
Believe it or not, that is a crucial and glaringly missing element in much of today's music.
You have to be true to your base path and all of the roads that meander from it,
and if that means being selfish or indulgent, then SO BE IT!

"FUCK the public; the blondes with their breast implants and empty headed jocks (and the critics)
...most of them are musically-challenged bumblefucks anyway."

NOW:
MY BRAIN BURSTS WITH BITS OF BUNGLE BILE SO HERE are a few quick takes:

1. DEAD GOON
...AH YES Dead Goon ...A gem of mutating transitions..
subconciously- squirming-sinking, floating...floating.....flowing awaaay
And that ENDING!
What the hell IS that old, forlorn montage of abandoned tracks, which continue the Mutational Patterns to the finish?
It so happens that THAT particular sequence was directly responsible for inspiring me to begin creating this ENTIRE website!
(not just the Bungle page... It's a long story) (and it just got longer)
And what a bassline. That Damn Trevor is just killing me here.

I finally got an answer from Trevor about this:
( Tangento: "What the hell IS that sequence at the very end of "Dead Goon"? It sounds like two or three different pieces melded together.
It has always tweaked my brain. It has a very strange, nostalgic feel to it."
Trevor: "We sampled previous sections of the song and played them over the end, sometimes at different speeds. Quite simple really.
You are correct in deducing the nostalgia.
Those themes are basically the memories of the dead child as he swings from the noose." )
Wow. Creepy shit.

2. HOLY FILAMENT
Now this is one of their finest moments.
At first listen, the vocalized cheeziness kinda threw me for a loop.
After absorbing this piece as it was intended, I was blown away.
Trevor Dunn was apparently the sole composer here,
and this is a one-of-a-kind, uncharacteristic separation from the norm.

3. CHEMICAL MARRIAGE
This one is some truly wicked shit.
It makes me feel like I am wandering around in some twisted, old abandoned shopping mall,
and there is 'Some-Thing' over around the corner playing that 'Old Haunted Shopping Mall Organ'
and the only light in this place is coming from 'Its' Glowing Eyes... You get the idea?...

For more Bungle song descriptions, see the Top 1000 (#'s 17-18 and 68, so far)


In Closing:

~This band HAS NO EQUAL, and man, These Guys DESERVE a share of the
MILLION$ of BADLY-$PENT dollar$ that those GOD-AWFUL Talentless, Moronic Conglomeration of
RED HOT (asshole burn) CHILI PECKER-SMOKERS somehow 'amassed'. (see: The ShitList)
I guess it just doesn't pay to be talented & original these days.
Oh well, FUCK-em - fuck 'em ALL.


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...I'll leave it there, and again, any info or input you may have is welcomed!!!



Heavily Recommended:
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1. Mr. Bungle (Pictured Below, Contains 'Dead Goon' )
2. Disco Volante (Sorta Pictured Above; Contains 'Chemical Marriage' - Click the title for my review)
3. California (Contains 'Filament')

Except for Demos and Boots, that is the whole damn catalog, folks - 12 years, 3 albums.


Before I get to the Links Section, here is a sick little treat:
YOUR tales of
Mike Patton Encounters!


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MR. BUNGLE LINKS & RESOURCES:
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Web Of Mimicry
An Odd Outpost
The Mr Bungle Gallery
Killer NEW
Bungle Website
Make Yourself SICK at:
Ipecac Recordings
NEW!!
An Excellent
Mike Patton Resource


Killer site: BUNGLE GRIND
Trevor Dunn: Weirdo
BUNGLE FEVER: Frightening


More:
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GET yer damn SHIRTS!
MrBungleDOTCom



Caca Volante
Contains much pertinent MB Knowledge.
Then, of course, their DATABASE ...Endless info!



A Killer fan site with Radio



A weekly radio show mainly broadcasting
Mike Patton and John Zorn's musical projects



Mr. Bungle Yellow Pages
Strange concept, but it WORKS!



And here is an outstanding write-up about
Mr. Bungle which I just now stumbled upon



NEW!!
A sordid, hideous and enlightening Bungle Exposť



Graphic Psychosis And
Various Lowbrow Amusements
For Bungle Freaks



For the Rest of Tangento's Pages:
(If you are not already in my frames)