History Music / MrBungle

19th Sep '17 8:10:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: The whole first album, most of the songs on the second, and "None of Them Knew They Were Robots" into "Retrovertigo" on the third.



* UncommonTime: They have a few examples. "Egg" has a rather prominent section in 7/4. "Love is a Fist" contains sections in 7/4 and 11/8. "Slowly Growing Deaf" features a riff in 5/4. This undoubtedly isn't all.

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* UncommonTime: They have a few examples. "Egg" has a rather prominent section in 7/4. "Love is Is a Fist" contains sections in 7/4 and 11/8. "Slowly Growing Deaf" features a riff in 5/4. This undoubtedly isn't all.
19th Sep '17 7:04:04 PM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: They have a few examples. "Egg" has a rather prominent section in 7/4. "Love is a Fist" contains sections in 7/4 and 11/8. This undoubtedly isn't all.

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* UncommonTime: They have a few examples. "Egg" has a rather prominent section in 7/4. "Love is a Fist" contains sections in 7/4 and 11/8. "Slowly Growing Deaf" features a riff in 5/4. This undoubtedly isn't all.
19th Sep '17 6:49:25 PM CassandraLeo
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* GratuitousItalian: ''Disco volante'' translates as ''Flying Saucer'', while "Violenza domestica" translates as DomesticViolence.

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* GratuitousItalian: ''Disco volante'' translates as ''Flying Saucer'', while "Violenza domestica" translates as DomesticViolence."Domestic Violence".
19th Sep '17 6:49:06 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Disco Volante'' (1995)

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* ''Disco Volante'' volante'' (1995)



[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the puppet who didn't wash his hands in the ''Beginning Responsibility: Lunchroom Manners'' short parodied by Podcast/RiffTrax.[[note]]Though that ''is'' where they got their name, and a clip of the short appears as SpokenWordInMusic at the end of "Love Is A Fist"[[/note]]

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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the puppet who didn't wash his hands in the ''Beginning Responsibility: Lunchroom Manners'' short parodied by Podcast/RiffTrax.[[note]]Though that ''is'' where they got their name, and a clip of the short appears as SpokenWordInMusic at the end of "Love Is A a Fist"[[/note]]



* AltumVidetur: "Ars moriendi" translates as "The Art of Dying".



* CreditsGag: The inside liner notes to ''Disco Volante'' credit Danny Heifetz and Theo Lengyel with writing "Nothing", which is a track title that doesn't appear anywhere else on the packaging. Some fans assumed this meant that the noisy jamming at the end of "Merry Go Bye Bye"[[note]]see ThrowItIn[[/note]] was officially titled "Nothing". However, the credit was just intended as a joke about the fact that neither Heifetz or Lengyel contributed to the songwriting on that particular album.
** Also in the ''Disco Volante'' liner notes, Danny Heifetz is credited with playing "a woodblock" under the pseudonym "I Quit". In [[http://www.westnet.com/consumable/1999/07.29/intbungl.html an interview]], he explained "I wasn't a very happy person back then. Plus I played the fuck out of that woodblock".

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* CreditsGag: The inside liner notes to ''Disco Volante'' volante'' credit Danny Heifetz and Theo Lengyel with writing "Nothing", which is a track title that doesn't appear anywhere else on the packaging. Some fans assumed this meant that the noisy jamming at the end of "Merry Go Bye Bye"[[note]]see ThrowItIn[[/note]] was officially titled "Nothing". However, the credit was just intended as a joke about the fact that neither Heifetz or Lengyel contributed to the songwriting on that particular album.
** Also in the ''Disco Volante'' volante'' liner notes, Danny Heifetz is credited with playing "a woodblock" under the pseudonym "I Quit". In [[http://www.westnet.com/consumable/1999/07.29/intbungl.html an interview]], he explained "I wasn't a very happy person back then. Plus I played the fuck out of that woodblock".



* ADateWithRosiePalms: "The Girls Of Porn."
* EpicRocking: Many of their songs are quite long. The longest on their three studio albums are "Egg" (10:39), "Dead Goon" (10:02), and "The Bends" (10:28). "Merry Go Bye Bye" could be considered to qualify if counted as one song with the HiddenTrack (12:58).
* [[AvantGardeMetal Experimental Metal:]] Unquestionably on their first demo and first two full lengths, but elements are present throughout their career.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: "The Girls Of of Porn."
* EpicRocking: Many of their songs are quite long. The longest on their three studio albums are "Egg" (10:39), "Dead Goon" (10:02), and "The Bends" (10:28). "Merry Go Bye Bye" could be considered to qualify if counted as one song with the HiddenTrack (12:58).
(12:58; the song itself is about 6:24 and its hidden track is about 5:37).
* [[AvantGardeMetal Experimental Metal:]] Metal]]: Unquestionably on their first demo and first two full lengths, full-lengths, but elements are present throughout their career.



* FakeoutFadeout: "Egg" ends with a repetitive heavy outro, culminating in two of these. The second is especially unexpected, seemingly adlibbed by the band in-studio, cracking up and stopping halfway through.

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* FakeoutFadeout: "Egg" ends with a repetitive heavy outro, culminating in two of these. The second is especially unexpected, seemingly adlibbed ad-libbed by the band in-studio, cracking up and stopping halfway through.



* HiddenTrack: The appropriately-titled "Secret Song" is unlisted on ''Disco Volante'', appearing on the same track as "Carry Stress In The Jaw". The LP version has "Secret Song" on a double groove with "Carry Stress In The Jaw", meaning you have to place the needle on the record a certain way to hear it. Also notable for Trevor Dunn [[StepUpToTheMicrophone stepping up to the microphone]] to sing [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall-breaking lyrics]] about how the rest of the band kept the song a secret from ''him'' and didn't let him play on it. [[note]] Which is actually true; he added his vocals after stumbling upon the recording[[/note]].

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* GratuitousItalian: ''Disco volante'' translates as ''Flying Saucer'', while "Violenza domestica" translates as DomesticViolence.
* HiddenTrack: The appropriately-titled "Secret Song" is unlisted on ''Disco Volante'', volante'', appearing on the same track as "Carry Stress In The in the Jaw". The LP version has "Secret Song" on a double groove with "Carry Stress In The in the Jaw", meaning you have to place the needle on the record a certain way to hear it. Also notable for Trevor Dunn [[StepUpToTheMicrophone stepping up to the microphone]] to sing [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall-breaking lyrics]] about how the rest of the band kept the song a secret from ''him'' and didn't let him play on it. [[note]] Which is actually true; he added his vocals after stumbling upon the recording[[/note]].



** "The Bends," "Goodbye Sober Day," and "My Ass Is On Fire."

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** "The Bends," "Goodbye Sober Day," and "My Ass Is On on Fire."



** "Squeeze Me Macaroni" and "The Girls Of Porn": Upbeat funk metal with ''ridiculously'' explicit lyrics.

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** "Squeeze Me Macaroni" and "The Girls Of of Porn": Upbeat funk metal with ''ridiculously'' explicit lyrics.



** ''Disco Volante'': a truly avant-garde set wherin practically every minute sounds completely different from the next.
** ''California'': has much of the same jarring eclecticism as ''Disco Volante'' , but is heavily influenced by pop from the 50's and 60's, and much like their self-titled debut, has plenty of catchier elements.

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** ''Disco Volante'': volante'': a truly avant-garde set wherin practically every minute sounds completely different from the next.
** ''California'': has much of the same jarring eclecticism as ''Disco Volante'' , volante'', but is heavily influenced by pop from the 50's and 60's, and much like their self-titled debut, has plenty of catchier elements.



* RearrangeTheSong: While touring ''California,'' they started playing a significantly altered version of "My Ass is on Fire:" drum-n-bass loops and sections of wordless chanting were added, while much of the funk metal feel was gone, and the OverlyLongGag ending was skipped entirely. Their live sets otherwise always stuck to songs from whatever their current album was, rounded out with cover songs -- they must have decided that if they ''were'' going to start playing an old song again, they should try to make it interesting.

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* RearrangeTheSong: While touring ''California,'' they started playing a significantly altered version of "My Ass is Is on Fire:" drum-n-bass loops and sections of wordless chanting were added, while much of the funk metal feel was gone, and the OverlyLongGag ending was skipped entirely. Their live sets otherwise always stuck to songs from whatever their current album was, rounded out with cover songs -- they must have decided that if they ''were'' going to start playing an old song again, they should try to make it interesting.



%%* RefugeInAudacity: Both musically and lyrically.
* RumpRoast: "My Ass is On Fire."

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%%* * RefugeInAudacity: Both musically and lyrically.
lyrically - see the ridiculously explicit lyrics of "The Girls of Porn" for perhaps the best lyrical example.
* RumpRoast: "My Ass is On Is on Fire."



* SingingSimlish: Happens from time to time, particularly in ''Disco Volante'' with "Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz" and "Chemical Marriage."

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* SingingSimlish: Happens from time to time, particularly in ''Disco Volante'' volante'' with "Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz" and "Chemical Marriage."



* StylisticSuck: "Everyone I Went to High School with is Dead" was intentionally made to be an uncatchy, unlistenable track. It's the ''lead off'' track of their second album.

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* StylisticSuck: "Everyone I Went to High School with is Is Dead" was intentionally made to be an uncatchy, unlistenable track. It's the ''lead off'' track of their second album.
29th Dec '16 8:07:19 PM MikeK
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** Also in the ''Disco Volante'' liner notes, Danny Heifetz is credited with playing "a woodblock" under the pseudonym "I Quit". In [[http://www.westnet.com/consumable/1999/07.29/intbungl.html an interview]], he explained "I wasn't a very happy person back then. Plus I played the fuck out of that woodblock".
24th Feb '16 2:13:19 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:300:I hear you guys like GenreRoulette.]]

Mr. Bungle was an experimental band from Northern California. The band was formed in 1985 while the members were still in high school and was named after a children's educational film regarding bad habits which was featured in a Pee Wee Herman HBO special in the early '80s. Mr. Bungle released four demo tapes in the mid- to late 1980s before being signed to Creator/WarnerBrosRecords and releasing three full-length studio albums between 1991 and 1999. The band toured in 2000 to support their last album, but in 2004 they disbanded. Although Mr. Bungle went through several line-up changes early in their career, the longest-serving members were vocalist Music/MikePatton, guitarist Trey Spruance, bassist Trevor Dunn, saxophonist Clinton "Bär" [=McKinnon=] and drummer Danny Heifetz.

Mr. Bungle frequently incorporated unconventional instruments into their music, including tenor sax, jaw harp, cimbalom, xylophone, glockenspiel, clarinet, ocarina, piano, organ, bongos, and woodblocks. Overlying this were Mike Patton’s vocals, which often used death metal growls, crooning, rapping, screeching, gurgling, or whispering. The arrangement of their songs was also idiosyncratic, often lacking a structured song format and rotating through different genres ranging from slow melodies to thrash-metal. ''New York Times'' journalist Jon Pareles described it as music that “leaps from tempo to tempo, key to key, style to style, all without warning”. Some of the genres they utilized include {{Funk}}, Free {{Jazz}}, SurfRock, PunkRock, HeavyMetal, Klezmer, {{Ska}}, Kecak, Avant-Jazz, FolkMusic, NoiseRock, {{Pop}}, Doo-Wop, FunkMetal, ElectronicMusic, Swing, space-age pop and exotica, DeathMetal, {{Rockabilly}}, Bossa Nova, ProgressiveRock, [[CountryMusic Country and Western]], circus music, and even video game and cartoon music.

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[[caption-width-right:300:I [[caption-width-right:300: I hear you guys like GenreRoulette.]]

Mr. Bungle was an experimental band from Northern California. The band was formed in 1985 while the members were still in high school and was named after a children's educational film regarding bad habits which was featured in a Pee Wee Herman HBO special in the early '80s. Mr. Bungle released four demo tapes in the mid- to late 1980s mid-to-late 1980's before being signed to Creator/WarnerBrosRecords and releasing three full-length full length studio albums between 1991 and 1999. The band toured in 2000 to support their last album, but in 2004 they disbanded. Although Mr. Bungle went through several line-up changes early in their career, the longest-serving longest serving members were vocalist Music/MikePatton, guitarist Trey Spruance, bassist Trevor Dunn, saxophonist Clinton "Bär" [=McKinnon=] "Bar" [=Mc=]Kinnon, and drummer Danny Heifetz.

Mr. Bungle frequently incorporated unconventional instruments into their music, including tenor sax, jaw harp, cimbalom, xylophone, glockenspiel, clarinet, ocarina, piano, organ, bongos, and woodblocks. Overlying this were Mike Patton’s Patton's vocals, which often used death metal growls, crooning, rapping, screeching, gurgling, or whispering. The arrangement of their songs was also idiosyncratic, often lacking a structured song format and rotating through different genres ranging from slow melodies to thrash-metal. thrash metal. ''New York Times'' journalist Jon Pareles described it as music that “leaps "leaps from tempo to tempo, key to key, style to style, all without warning”. warning." Some of the genres they utilized include {{Funk}}, Free {{Jazz}}, SurfRock, PunkRock, HeavyMetal, Klezmer, {{Ska}}, Kecak, Avant-Jazz, FolkMusic, NoiseRock, {{Pop}}, Doo-Wop, FunkMetal, ElectronicMusic, Swing, space-age pop and exotica, DeathMetal, {{Rockabilly}}, Bossa Nova, ProgressiveRock, [[CountryMusic Country and Western]], circus music, and even video game and cartoon music.
24th Feb '16 2:09:38 AM aye_amber
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* RearrangeTheSong: While touring ''California'', they started playing a significantly altered version of "My Ass Is On Fire": drum-n-bass loops and sections of wordless chanting were added, while much of the funk metal feel was gone, and the OverlyLongGag ending was skipped entirely. Their live sets otherwise always stuck to songs from whatever their current album was, rounded out with cover songs - they must have decided that if they ''were'' going to start playing an old song again, they should try to make it interesting.
* {{Retraux}} : A subtle example- ''California'' was recorded on analog equipment, rather than digitally, in order to give it a sound more akin to music from the 50's and 60's, which the album sonically nods towards.

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* RearrangeTheSong: While touring ''California'', ''California,'' they started playing a significantly altered version of "My Ass Is On Fire": is on Fire:" drum-n-bass loops and sections of wordless chanting were added, while much of the funk metal feel was gone, and the OverlyLongGag ending was skipped entirely. Their live sets otherwise always stuck to songs from whatever their current album was, rounded out with cover songs - -- they must have decided that if they ''were'' going to start playing an old song again, they should try to make it interesting.
interesting.
* {{Retraux}} : {{Retraux}}: A subtle example- example -- ''California'' was recorded on analog equipment, rather than digitally, in order to give it a sound more akin to music from the 50's '50s and 60's, '60s, which the album sonically nods towards.



* RumpRoast: "My Ass is On Fire"
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Deliberately invoked by the title of their early demo ''Bowel Of Chiley''. When an unsanctioned re-release of the demo came out, it was mistakenly "corrected" into ''Bowl Of Chiley''.

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* RumpRoast: "My Ass is On Fire"
Fire."
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Deliberately invoked by the title of their early demo ''Bowel Of Chiley''. of Chiley.'' When an unsanctioned re-release of the demo came out, it was mistakenly "corrected" into ''Bowl Of Chiley''. of Chiley.''



* SequelSong: "Sleep (Part II): Carry Stress in the Jaw" and "Sleep (Part III): Phlegmatics" are meant to be part of a ThematicSeries that they started with "Slowly Growing Deaf", each with lyrics which play physical ailments for BodyHorror. The reason "Slowly Growing Deaf" isn't explicitly labeled "Sleep (Part I)" is that Trevor Dunn, who wrote the lyrics for the three songs, didn't initially set out to have a trilogy when he wrote it.

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* SequelSong: "Sleep (Part II): Carry Stress in the Jaw" and "Sleep (Part III): Phlegmatics" are meant to be part of a ThematicSeries that they started with "Slowly Growing Deaf", Deaf," each with lyrics which play physical ailments for BodyHorror. The reason "Slowly Growing Deaf" isn't explicitly labeled "Sleep (Part I)" is that Trevor Dunn, who wrote the lyrics for the three songs, didn't initially set out to have a trilogy when he wrote it.



* SingingSimlish: Happens from time to time, particularly in ''Disco Volante'' with "Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz" and "Chemical Marriage".
* {{Spoonerism}}: A bootlegged video of an early high school talent show performance has the band playing in front of a banner reading "Bister Mungle".

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* SingingSimlish: Happens from time to time, particularly in ''Disco Volante'' with "Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz" and "Chemical Marriage".
Marriage."
* {{Spoonerism}}: A bootlegged video of an early high school talent show performance has the band playing in front of a banner reading "Bister Mungle". Mungle."



* StylisticSuck: "Everyone I Went to High School With Is Dead" was intentionally made to be an uncatchy, unlistenable track. It's the ''lead off'' track of their second album.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Several examples from ''California'':
** The first half of "Retrovertigo", which could almost be called a PowerBallad.
** "Sweet Charity", "Vanity Fair", and "Pink Cigarette" - all three have moments that could be described as vaguely "sinister", but have nowhere near the amount of heaviness or bizarre left-turns you'd otherwise expect from the band.
** "The Holy Filament" could possibly be the most gentle song they've ever done. While it's middle section has some ominous sounds thrown in, the track on a whole is pretty pleasant to listen to.
* UncommonTime: They have a few examples. "Egg" has a rather prominent section in 7/4. "Love Is a Fist" contains sections in 7/4 and 11/8. This undoubtedly isn't all.

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* StylisticSuck: "Everyone I Went to High School With Is with is Dead" was intentionally made to be an uncatchy, unlistenable track. It's the ''lead off'' track of their second album.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Several examples from ''California'':
''California:''
** The first half of "Retrovertigo", "Retrovertigo," which could almost be called a PowerBallad.
** "Sweet Charity", Charity," "Vanity Fair", Fair," and "Pink Cigarette" - -- all three have moments that could be described as vaguely "sinister", "sinister," but have nowhere near the amount of heaviness or bizarre left-turns left turns you'd otherwise expect from the band.
** "The Holy Filament" could possibly be the most gentle song they've ever done. While it's its middle section has some ominous sounds thrown in, the track on a whole is pretty pleasant to listen to.
* UncommonTime: They have a few examples. "Egg" has a rather prominent section in 7/4. "Love Is is a Fist" contains sections in 7/4 and 11/8. This undoubtedly isn't all.
25th Jan '16 1:56:02 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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** ''Disco Volante'': a truly avant-garde set wherin practically every song sounds completely different from the next.

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** ''Disco Volante'': a truly avant-garde set wherin practically every song minute sounds completely different from the next.
9th Aug '15 7:11:51 PM NWolfman
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* CreepyCircusMusic: One of the numerous genres they explore. Songs in this style are usually circus-themed in some way ("Carousel," "Merry Go-Bye-Bye").
4th Aug '15 2:55:22 PM DomovoiMan
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* [[AvantGardeMetal ExperimentalMetal:]] Unquestionably on their first demo and first two full lengths, but elements are present throughout their career.

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* [[AvantGardeMetal ExperimentalMetal:]] Experimental Metal:]] Unquestionably on their first demo and first two full lengths, but elements are present throughout their career.
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