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A Look Back: Watch Mr. Bungle Cover “Existential Blues/Pencil Neck Geek” Live in LA in 1991

February 26th, 2013

A full concert video has emerged on YouTube of a bootleg of an early career set from Mr. Bungle, live at Club Lingerie January 10th, 1991. For those unfamiliar, Mr. Bungle was the incredible and impossible to categorize genre collision fronted by three artists we’ve covered in detail here at mxdwn. On vocals is none other than Mike Patton (from Faith No More, Tomahawk, Fantomas, Peeping Tom), on guitar Trey Spruance who is the diabolical mastermind behind the brilliant Secret Chiefs 3 project and on bass is Trevor Dunn who has recently joined Tomahawk and The Melvins Lite after years in Fantomas following Mr. Bungle’s demise. Most notably in this massive set is a gem right at the end that was routinely the end of their set list in those days. Almost ten minutes in length, it is a dual cover/medley of “Existential Blues” and “Pencil Neck Geek.”

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Ghost Dance – Tomahawk and Retox Live at the Mayan Theatre Los Angeles (Review, Photos, Set List, More)

February 22nd, 2013

Is it possible that ten years have slipped off the calendar? It certainly seems so. The last time Duane Denison and Mike Patton’s supergroup Tomahawk played Los Angeles it was at the Henry Fonda Theatre in 2003 as a part of Ipecac Recorings’ short-lived Geek Show Tour. That show was an epic affair that boasted opening sets from label-mates The Melvins and Skeleton Key. Tomahawk promptly disappeared with the release of their 2007 album Anonymous following the departure (or firing as it were) of original bassist Kevin Rutmanis. Patton, Denison and drummer John Stanier completed Anonymous without a bassist and did not tour behind that record. Read more…

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Trevor Dunn Says Mr. Bungle Will Not Be Reuniting

February 19th, 2013

In a recent interview with GunShyAssassin, Tomahawk guitarist Trevor Dunn spoke about speculation over the return of Mr. Bungle. Read more…

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The Melvins Lite Attempt To Break Guiness World Record For Fastest Tour of the US on Fall Tour Playing 51 Dates

June 6th, 2012

The Melvins will try to become the latest band to set a Guiness World Record by becoming the first band to tour the entire United States in 51 days. They will be promoting their recently released Freak Puke CD. Read more…

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Tomahawk Announce New Album Oddfellows For Fall 2012 Release

May 19th, 2012

Rock group Tomahawk are set to release their newest album, Oddfellows later this year. Keep reading to find out more information and watch a video teaser for the record.

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Mike Patton to Score Upcoming Ryan Gosling Film The Place Beyond The Pines + New Tomahawk Album With Trevor Dunn on Bass Planned for Summer 2012 Release

January 9th, 2012

Songwriter Mike Patton has been chosen to score Derek Cianfrance’s new film, The Place Beyond the Pines.  The film features stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, and is highly anticipated after Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine.  Patton has also confirmed that a new Tomahawk album is on the way.

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If By Yes Live at Elysium SXSW

March 20th, 2011

If By Yes performed as part of the same event The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger did at Elysium. This is a supergroup of epic proportions. All on stage at once were: Petra Haden on vocals, Yuka Honda (of Cibo Matto) on keyboards, Yuko Araki on drums, Shimmy Shimizu (of Cornelius) on guitar, Nels Cline (of Wilco) on guitar, Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantomas/Madlove) on bass, Michael Leonhart on trumpet and Courtney Kaiser on backing vocals. All of these multi-talented individuals created a stunning backdrop for Petra Haden’s impressive vocal range. Much like some of Cibo Matto’s material in the 90s, the music was a breezy and colorful take on pop music. All kinds of lush nuances were used to make a gorgeous piece of sonic tapestry, from Cline’s efficient lead fills, Dunn’s jazz-infused basslines and Honda’s light keyboard stabs. Here’s to hoping that this was not a one-off project and this exact lineup becomes the band’s tour roster.

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Fantomas – Suspended Animation

April 25th, 2005


Cartoon! Cartoon!

It’s hard to describe the fourth Fantomas album Suspended Animation. Much like it’s 74 minute long one-track predecessor Delirium Cordia and the self-titled first album there are no “typical” track names. On this outing, each track is named after the exact calendar set up of April 2005. So each is titled in the fashion of “04/05/05 Tuesday” or “04/23/05 Saturday.” With this in mind the cd case is designed lavishly as a full calendar (including flip binding and a punched hole for wall hanging) for this month, featuring a unique creepy/childish drawing for each day by Yoshitomo Nara. It’s probably one of the best CD case designs ever.
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Fantomas – Delirium Cordia

February 5th, 2004


Horror Never Sounded So Sweet

The man of a million bands Mike Patton is back with Fantomas and the ultra-brave, amazingly long Delirium Cordia. This is not an album for fans looking for melody, or catchy tunes. Make no mistake; on this 74 minute album all the music is on one track. Delirium Cordia is one gigantic creepy ambient composition. Subtitled “Surgical Sound Specimens From the Museum of Skin” the album features the band’s signature supergroup lineup of Patton, Buzz Osbourne of the Melvins, Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle and Dave Lombardo of Slayer. Much akin to a horror movie, the music boasts tons of dissonance and noise. At first listen it bears striking resemblance to dollar store sound effects tapes commonly used on Halloween.
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