An experimental band from California, often recognized for their dispute with the band RHCP who to be quite frank Mr. Bungle can run circles around. Mr. Bungle consisting of singer Mike Patton, bassist Trevor Dunn, guitarist Trey Spruance, drummer Danny Heifetz and keyboards/saxophonist Clinton "Bär" McKinnon as well as many other musicians over the years were a pioneer of experimental music taking into their repetoire many genres including heavy metal funk, free jazz, surf rock, punk, klezmer music, ska, kecak, avant-jazz, folk music, noise rock,pop, doo-wop, funk metal, electronica, swing music, space age pop and exotica, death metal, rockabilly, bossa nova, progressive rock, country and western, Circus Music and even video game and cartoon music and often utilizing genre skipping within their songs meaning a song could go one direction and literally within a bar of music change in the other. The band of course covered more genres and were obviously more talented than RHCP who cover pop, rock and funk is debatable and to say RHCP are better than Mr Bungle is pure ignorance as it is seen how many genres they can play and how vast their sound goes as compared to RHCP whose sound is the same for the last 25 years.more...
Mr. Bungle was also the name of a kid used in public information tapes from the 1950s from which the band derive their name.
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one of a few bands that changed the face of rock music by being totally origional! The band was started by founder members Billy Gould (Bass) and Mike "puffy" Bordin (drums)Under the name Faith no man! who then went on to enrole Roddy Bottum (Keyboards) Jim Martin (guitars) and Chuck Morsley (vocals)and form Faith No More!more...
After the release of their second Album (Introduce yourself) Chuck Morsley Was then fired Due to drink and drug problems (He is now a chef and the singer in a band called cement).
they then enrolled courtney love as a singer she never actually recoarded anything with the band because she was fired after a year for being too much of a dictator. After a listen of a demo cassette by a Californian band (Mr Bungle) Jim Martin Pursuaded Billy Gould and the Rest of the band to contact the Bands singer and see if he would sing for them!
At 19 the fresh faced singer Michael Allen Patton agreed to take the job and for the band this was the best thing that could happen not only did they have a new singer they had a new sound a Hybrid of Metal, funk, Rap and techno with clean vocals and energy the band even had top a ten single in the UK (Epic).
The Band Seemed Invinceble right up until their third release with Patton (King For A Day) where the band were dealing with numerous personal and profesional Problems this was the first album they had made without the presence of Jim martin on guitar, a lot of emotin is heard through this album Roddy Bottum didnt hav...
Formed in 1985, Mr. Bungle is the most unique and experimental band of all time. Very underrated and often imitated, yet never duplicated. The brainchild of Mike Patton (also of Faith No More, Tomahawk, Fantômas, and many other projects) and his buddies as teenagers. Released 3 albums and lasted until 1999, then calling it quits.
Members include Patton (vocals), Trey Spruance (guitars), Trevor Dunn (bass), Danny Heifetz (drums), and Bär McKinnon (sax).
I've been listening to the album California all day... and I've realized that Mr. Bungle is too good to have such a limited audience.
A superb avant-garde experimental rock band fronted by former Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton. Members include guitarist Trey Spruance, bassist Trevor Dunn, drummer Danny Heifetz, and saxophonist Bar McKinnon.
The band has released many demo tapes (Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, Bowel of Chiley, Goddamnit I Love America and many more.) 3 albums (Mr. Bungle, Disco Volante, California.) with California being the most accessible.
And for all you morons who dislike Bungle just because the Patton and Kiedis feud (I know there are some out there who don't like this band because of that incident.), let me tell you all something.
Mr. Bungle OWN the Red Hot Chili Peppers, bar none. Anthony Kiedis is a titty baby who cannot deal with people toying with his ego, so he has to go and screw things up like the selfish asshole he is if he doesn't get his way. Bungle are way more talented than the Peppers, both musically and lyrically. Bungle are better at their instruments than the Peppers, both at skill and sound. The Peppers may be better known, but that doesn't change the fact that Mr. Bungle are way more talented. Bungle absolutely CRUSH the Peppers in comparison.