Mr. Bungle review by Mr. Bungle

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1991
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.3 (26 votes)
Mr. Bungle: Mr. Bungle
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Sound — 10
Mr. Bungle is an example of what happens when talented virtuoso musicians get together, do a lot of drugs and make brilliant music. Mr. Bungle's sound is unlike any other band you will ever hear. It would be impossible to peg-hole them as every song on this album could fit into a different genre. This is by far the most innovative and creative band I have ever heard (along with Frank Zappa).

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are some of the weirdest sh*t I have ever heard. They make SOAD's "Vicinity Of Obscenity" seem like ordinary run of the mill lyrics. As for the lyricists skills. Mike Patton is probably the greatest vocallist ever recorded in rock. Even if you hate Faith No More (I know I do) trust me, this album will change your mind about his personal ability.

Overall Impression — 10
I cannot compare this album to any other I have ever heard (and I challange anyone else to try). I'll list the tracks and what genres they fit, just so you can see how bizzare this album really is.

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    King ofKumbucha
    Sound: Mr. Bungle is an example of what happens when talented virtuoso musicians get together, do a lot of drugs and make brilliant music. Mr. Bungle's sound is unlike any other band you will ever hear. It would be impossible to peg-hole them as every song on this album could fit into a different genre. This is by far the most innovative and creative band I have ever heard (along with Frank Zappa). // 10 Lyrics: The lyrics are some of the weirdest sh*t I have ever heard. They make SOAD's "Vicinity Of Obscenity" seem like ordinary run of the mill lyrics. As for the lyricists skills. Mike Patton is probably the greatest vocallist ever recorded in rock. Even if you hate Faith No More (I know I do) trust me, this album will change your mind about his personal ability. // 10 Impression: I cannot compare this album to any other I have ever heard (and I challange anyone else to try). I'll list the tracks and what genres they fit, just so you can see how bizzare this album really is. 01) Quote Unquote (Travolta): Great start to the album, really odd and creepy. The video (unreleased because it was too disturbing) features the band members in halloween masks hanging from meat hooks in slow motion under an overpass lol. genres: Carnival, metal, horror. 2)Slowly Growing Deaf: Good song. Genres: Funk, balad, metal, ska. 3)Squeeze Me Macaroni: This really shows the weird sence of humor that the band has in their lyrics. Genres: Funk, rap, metal, r&b, scatt and dance(pop?). 4)Carousel: Ska, hard rock, metal, kind of a beach type of rock, carnival, and a scary ending lol. 5)Egg: This one really showcases Mike Patons tallent as he repeats "No place like home" over and over for half the track. But he does it differently every time and it never gets boring. Genres: Funk, rock, ska, metal/horror. 6)Stub (A Dub): Great Song. Genres:Ballad, carnival, dark organ playing almost metalized lol, ska. 7)My ass is on fire: My favorite song, even if it is the least complex song on the album, so damn catchy and one of the greatest chorus riffs I have ever heard. Genres: Hard rock, Metal, funk. 8)Girls of Porn: Another great song. Genres:Funk, hard rock, porn type music lol. 9)Love is a Fist: Probably my least favorite (although it has a great soundclip at the end). Genres Hard rock, ska, metal. 10)Dead Goon: This song is about a friend of the bands who was found in his basement as a suicide case. He hung himself with his moms pantyhose and before his death he had been masturbating (while hanging) to a pic of his mom...yeah...Great song too.Genres: Ska, funk, carnival. It must be said that even when genre hopping, they dont conform the genre itself. They redefine whatever they touch. Amazing album// 10