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Mike Patton

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Eureka CA, United States (1968 – present)

Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968, in Eureka, California) is an American , , , , and video game voice actor, best known as the lead singer of the band Faith No More from 1988 to 1998, which recently reunited in 2009 and will be touring Europe this summer. He has also handled lead vocals and composed music for Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Lovage, Fantômas, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Moonchild Trio and Peeping Tom.

Patton has earned critical praise for his diverse vocals, which touch on crooning, falsetto, death growls, rapping, chanting, mouth music, beatboxing and scatting, among other techniques; critic Greg Prato writes, “Patton could very well be one of the most versatile and talented singers in rock music.”

He has many producer or co-producer credits with artists such as John Zorn, The Melvins, Melt-Banana, Kool Keith, and Björk. He co-founded Ipecac Recordings with Greg Werckman in 1999, and has run the label since.

Patton grew up in Eureka, California, where he and his friends (including long-time members Trey Spruance and Trevor Dunn) formed Mr. Bungle circa 1984. During the late 80s they recorded the cassette-only demos “The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny”, “Goddammit I Love America”, “Bowel of Chiley” and “OU818” (featuring tracks that would appear on their first Warner Brothers album), and earned a modest local following. Patton joined Faith No More in January 1989 and filled the vocal void left by the unreliable and recently-fired Chuck Mosely, who moved on to the band Cement.

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  • feargm

    The one and only. [2]

    26 Oct 1:07am Reply
  • kaczumba

    @OcellatedGod Faith No More is working on a new album

    27 Sep 10:18am Reply
  • deathsdemise123

    The one and only.

    16 Sep 9:03am Reply
  • Nikolsvlad

    Красавчик.

    23 Aug 12:29pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    So what's Patton been up to recently, I wonder. Would be nice to have some new non-soundtrack music.

    22 Aug 7:51pm Reply
  • erikngn

    ↓ Слишком толсто. Аж жир из монитора потек.

    22 Aug 6:46pm Reply
  • grisha_leps

    и сюда заодно... Терпеть не могу этого вашего майка паттона и всю эту его хуеву тучу проектов. Хотел бы пожелать ему поскорее окочуриться, вместе с зорном и тем самым кучерявым парнем из марс вольты. На небо, прямиком к егорки летову - ибо альбомы штамповать научились, а музыку делать нет.

    3 Aug 2:29am Reply
  • poohliveslarge

    vocalist as opposed to singer. love him

    1 Jul 11:13am Reply
  • arsar23

    Пример того каким должен быть настоящий музыкант

    2 Jun 1:04pm Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    What are some of his absolutely chilliest releases? (of the many projects and albums he's featured in) if anyone could give me a shout that would be great!

    5 May 10:13pm Reply
  • mrbonzoorubber2

    http://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22In%20Krazy%20Love%22%20AND%20subject%3A%22Jeremy%20Oliveria%22

    3 May 11:48am Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    Sexy genius

    23 Apr 5:39pm Reply
  • mormonscrobbler

    Ore d'Amore *-*

    8 Apr 4:27am Reply
  • Hari_Maia

    NOISE!

    8 Mar 6:59pm Reply
  • Olive_Oil_

    ♥♥♥♥

    21 Feb 6:49pm Reply
  • Crystalseth

    Happy Birthday! Live Long & Prosper!

    27 Jan 2:01pm Reply
  • Larala_

    Mike Patton! ERES el unisono de la vida! (Como tanta mente para hacer de todos tus proyectos grupales y solistas una pieza indispensable para oír hasta tu muerte!?) Larga vida a Patton.

    17 Jan 3:54pm Reply
  • lokofour

    สามภาษาที่แตกต่างกันในแถว ขอให้มันสี่

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • diogteva

    подошло бы саундтреком к советскому фильму про мушкетеров, с Боярским дуэтом спели бы

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • diogteva

    Mondo Cane это же как сборник хитов золотого граммофона, чуть лучше аранжированный. неужели никто не слышит Киркорова на вокале?

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
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