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Mr. Bungle

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Eureka, California, United States (1985 – 2004)

Mr. Bungle was a avant-garde/experimental rock group from Eureka, California, United States. The band was formed in 1985 while the members were still in high school and was named after a children educational film. Mr. Bungle released four demo tapes in the mid to late 1980s before being signed to Warner Bros. Records and releasing three full-length studio albums between 1991 and 1999. The band toured in 2000 to support their last album but as of 2004 is considered disbanded.

Although Mr. Bungle went through several line up changes early in their career, the longest serving members were vocalist Mike Patton, guitarist Trey Spruance, bassist Trevor Dunn, drummer Danny Heifetz, and Clinton McKinnon on saxophone and woodwinds.

Mr. Bungle was known for its distinctive musical traits, often cycling through several musical genres within the course of a single song. Many of its songs had an unconventional structure and utilized a wide array of instruments and samples. Live shows often featured members dressing up and an array of cover songs. An ongoing feud with Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis escalated in the late 1990s, with Kiedis removing Mr. Bungle from a number of large music festivals in Europe and Australasia.

Despite the fact that it was signed to a major record label, the band never experienced significant commercial success during its lifetime and only released one music video. Nevertheless, Mr. Bungle was critically acclaimed with All music referring to them as “among the most talented rock instrumentalists”.

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  • lannaq

    you'll find a note and you'll see my silhouette

    13 Sep 8:00pm Reply
  • Taki90

    my mom is better than your mom and dad too !

    6 Sep 10:55pm Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    Everyone I Went to High School With Is Dead

    2 Sep 11:08pm Reply
  • ArtyomchS

    Мои любимчики:**

    29 Aug 5:21pm Reply
  • mephistoeles

    It's like Primus, only with more acid and more shrooms and heavily distorted guitars and shameless funk ditties thrown inbetween. Where can it go wrong?

    12 Aug 6:40pm Reply
  • drochlen

    Майк Паттон вообще угарный мужик - чего только стоят его проекты и собственное поведение. Многим он известен по Faith No More, но в Mr. Bungle он задействован был раньше и по мне это наиболее интересный проект, который Майк считал еще и основным. В общем, все альбомы доставляют, рекомендуется!

    22 Jul 9:18am Reply
  • ParalogizaMulte

    <3

    12 Jul 12:23am Reply
  • Mikeblowsup

    My hand gets tired and my dick sore after a night of Mr. Bungle.

    1 Jul 11:51am Reply
  • gminie

    listening to mr. bungle sets my ass on fire

    24 Jun 9:00pm Reply
  • OneDrunkWalking

    Shannon Selberg should start a solo project called Mr. Bugle.

    18 Jun 6:37pm Reply
  • dementedX14

    EGG!

    31 May 4:25pm Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Who the fuck are the Red Hot Chili Peppers?!

    29 May 5:43pm Reply
  • lannaq

    <3<3<3<3<#

    27 May 10:04pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    v lol right? Trey Dunnwell and Mark Patton are gods! I saw them when they opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1999. Inspiring!

    26 May 9:40pm Reply
  • Oates_Moustache

    @gabriellogan, his name is Trey Dunn. god, it's like you're not even a true fan of the band.

    20 May 4:44pm Reply
  • gabriellogan

    And Trevor Dunn @Oates_Moustache

    9 May 5:19am Reply
  • Oates_Moustache

    Trevor Spruance was the guy who invented Mr Bugle with Mark Patton, for those of you who didn't know.

    6 May 5:43pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    yeah people who only praise this band for Patton are fools. This was a GROUP of people writing music.

    18 Apr 6:55pm Reply
  • imadeyourealise

    egg! egg! egg! egg!

    15 Apr 1:19am Reply
  • Issa-Void

    I'm sure you all knew I meant Trey

    7 Apr 10:40pm Reply
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