@thornspire: last I've heard of Gene Jun was Bargooma, a very cool band with Dave Grossman from unpronounceable and many more: http://www.davegrossman.net/bargooma/ if I'm not wrong he was also in one of Moe Staiano's cds, can't remember which one though.
I wish I knew what happened to Jun so I could write him a letter telling him he is a fucking god and Meditation is the single greatest piece of music ever composed...but I can't find him anywhere. So instead I'll just talk about him in this here shoutbox
Mix the irreverence of Mothers of Invention and the dada humor of The Bonzo Dog Band with the psychedelia of 60's! We are "Os Freakadélicos" a brazillian band formed by teenagers with 15 and 17 years old! Listen our music on myspace! www.myspace.com/freakadelicos
Idiot Flesh and Mr. Bungle? I dunno, I guess the first Bungle album 'feels' similar to The Nothing Show, but they're not really close musically. Tales of Instant Knowledge is more straight funk, and Fancy is more avant.
There is no point in trying to compare Idiot Flesh and Mr. Bungle because life on earth is impossible without either. And punxtr i really hope youre right about a new idiot flesh album because the world needs nothing more. Everyone check out my band which is heavily influenced by both bungle and idiot flesh. www.myspace.com/foolgator
Let me add something though, both bands were aware of eachother and some members of one respected some members the other to some respects and none of them ever ripped off eachother. They developed along the same timeline.