Origin: Eureka, California, USA  
Genres: Eclectic Metal
Page online: March 26, 2022
Last update/review: March 26, 2022

Mr. Bungle

Mr. Bungle is a name familiar to many a metal fan, even if they themselves aren't normally associated with the genre. Formed in 1985, they gradually grew in underground popularity even while vocalist Mike Patton was finding his niche with his other band, Faith No More (in fact Mr. Bungle was signed to a major label specifically due to Faith No More's success), and in 1991 they released the first of three albums that came to define their over-the-top, anything-goes style of wild experimental rock. From a metallic standpoint, they've always been on the outside looking in, one of those not-really-metal bands that metal fans like. That changed in 2020, when, almost twenty years after their initial breakup following 1999's California, they decided to re-record their first demo and release it as a proper album. Not only is the material far more metallic than the sound they later became famous for, the core trip of Patton, Trey Spruance and Trevor Dunn roped in two metal all-stars to complete the new lineup, those being Anthrax's Scott Ian and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. The result, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo, is a relevation, chock full of crunchy, crossover-tinged thrash riffing, irreverent lyrics, typically off-the-wall vocals from Patton, and songs that hold up surprisingly well considering most of them were written around 1986. While unlikely to be a long-term prospect (at least in this style), Bunny is a joy to listen to and certainly one of the surprises of the year. Who knows where this band might go next.

Current Members

Mike Patton

vocals (Dead Cross, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Fantômas, ex-Faith No More)

Trey Spruance

guitars/keyboards (ex-Faith No More)

Scott Ian

rhythm guitar (Anthrax, Motor Sister, ex-Stormtroopers Of Death)

Trevor Dunn

bass (Fantômas, ex-Melvins)

Dave Lombardo

drums (guest for Annihilator, Dead Cross, Fantômas, ex-Grip Inc., ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, ex-Voodoocult)

Former Members/Guests

Danny Heifetz

drums

Clinton McKinnon

sax/keyboards

Theo Lengyel

sax



Discography


Mr. Bungle  
1991 Warner Bros.
  1. Travolta”
  2. Slowly Growing Deaf (Sleep Part I)
  3. Squeeze Me Macaroni
  4. Carousel
  5. Egg
  6. Stubb (A Dub)
  7. My Ass Is on Fire
  8. The Girls of Porn
  9. Love Is a Fist
  10. Dead Goon
  • Mike Patton
  • Trey Spruance
  • Trevor Dunn
  • Danny Heifetz
  • Clinton McKinnon
  • Theo Lengyel



Disco Volante  
1995 Warner Bros.
  1. Everyone I Went to High School With Is Dead
  2. Chemical Marriage
  3. Sleep (Part II): Carry Stress in the Jaw
  4. Desert Search for Techno Allah
  5. Violenza Domestica
  6. After School Special
  7. Sleep (Part III): Phlegmatics
  8. Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz
  9. The Bends
  • Mike Patton
  • Trey Spruance
  • Trevor Dunn
  • Danny Heifetz
  • Clinton McKinnon
  • Theo Lengyel



California  
1999 Warner Bros.
  1. Sweet Charity
  2. None of Them Knew They Were Robots
  3. Retrovertigo
  4. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
  5. Ars Moriendi
  6. Pink Cigarette
  7. Golem II: The Bionic Vapour Boy
  8. The Holy Filament
  9. Vanity Fair
  10. Goodbye Sober Day
  • Mike Patton
  • Trey Spruance
  • Trevor Dunn
  • Danny Heifetz
  • Clinton McKinnon



The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo  
2020
  1. Grizzly Adams Spruance
  2. Anarchy Up Your Anus
  3. Raping Your Mind
  4. Hypocrites / Habla Español O Muere
  5. Bungle Grind
  6. Methematics
  7. Eracist
  8. Spreading the Thighs of Death
  9. Loss for Words (Corrosion of Conformity cover)
  10. Glutton for Punishment
  11. Sudden Death
  • Mike Patton
  • Trey Spruance
  • Scott Ian
  • Trevor Dunn
  • Dave Lombardo



The Night They Came Home  LIVE
2021
  1. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  2. Anarchy up Your Anus
  3. Raping Your Mind
  4. Bungle Grind
  5. Methematics
  6. Hell Awaits / Summer Breeze
  7. Eracist
  8. World up My Ass
  9. Glutton for Punishment
  10. Hypocrites / Habla Español O Muere
  11. Spreading the Thighs of Death
  12. Loss for Words
  13. Sudden Death
  14. Loss of Control
  • Mike Patton
  • Trey Spruance
  • Scott Ian
  • Trevor Dunn
  • Dave Lombardo




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