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Mr. Bungle



4.01 | 217 ratings

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2 stars "Disco Volante" is one very odd number indeed.its just very strange, Zappa to the max plus a hell of a lot more. Mr.Bungle, under the lead of Mike Patton seems to have crammed as many genres as they can find into this album. The genres range from avant-garde -Esq music to techno and more, all in the course of one song! The album would have been bloody complicated to record and would be very, very difficult to play live, if it can be played live. The album is amazingly cheesy, every song is just so weird and spooky this feeling in brought upon mainly by Mike Patton's strange nonsense vocals or just general strange vocal sounds. Just take a listen to "Cary Stress in the Jaw" and try to disagree with me. Some of the album can be very entertaining, in an odd way particularly "Desert Search for Techno Allah" which is the highlight of the album for me. I think the swearing in a couple of songs, although brief really gets on my nerves sorry to say, especially at the end of Backstrokin'. It's just damn unnecessary.

1.Everyone I Went to High School With Is Dead (2.5/5) 2.Chemical Marriage (2.5/5) 3.Carry Stress in the Jaw (3/5) 4.Desert Search for Techno Allah (4/5) 5.Violenza Domestica (2/5) 6.After School Special (2/5) 7.Phlegmatics (2/5) 8.Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz (2.5/5) 9.The Bends- [Man Overboard-The Drowning Flute-Aqua Swing-Follow the Bubbles] (2/5) 10.Backstrokin' (1.5/5) 11.Platypus (2/5) 12.Merry Go Bye Bye-Nothing (2.5/5) Total = 28.5 divided by = 2.375 = 2 stars Collectors/fans only

In summary, it's not that bad an album when looking from a musician's perspective, but in all honesty I really dislike it. I'd recommend this album to anyone who is looking for something really out of the norm. It earns two stars from me by being a pioneering work, I respect that but I'll leave the praise for others.

Australian | 2/5 |


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