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01 - Sweet Charity.mp3
02 - None Of Them Knew They Were Robots.mp3
03 - Retrovertigo.mp3
04 - The Air-Conditioned Nightmare.mp3
05 - Ars Moriendi.mp3
07 - Golem II - The Bionic Vapour Boy.mp3
08 - The Holy Filament.mp3
09 - Vanity Fair.mp3
10 - Goodbye Sober Day.mp3
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Mr. Bungle - 1999 - California 
MR. BUNGLE biography (at Progarchives):
Formed in Eureka, California in 1985, the original line-up included: Mike Patton (vocals), Trey Spruance (guitar), Trever Dunn (bass), and Jed Watts (percussion). From 1986-1989 they released 4 demo's before being signed to a major label contract with Warner Bros. Records. During those years there were numerous line-up changes most notably the replacement of Danny Heifetz on percussion and Clinton "Bär" McKinnon on tenor sax.
When "Mr. Bungle" was released on August 13, 1991, it featured the sounds of funk, death metal, ska, video games, carnivals, the band jumping from a train, defecating, and much more. "Disco Volante" came out in October of 1995, 4 years after the release of their self-titled album because of the members' commitments to other projects. The album would contain the styles of lounge music, jazz, techno, surf rock, death metal, tango, and sounds never witnessed by the human ear, too difficult to discern or describe. "Disco Volante" is one of the most outrageously bizarre albums ever conceived, even surpassing that of the legendary Frank ZAPPA. July 13, 1999 would see the release of "California," which included the musical styles of jazz-swing, surf-rock, pop, klezmer-polka-metal, doo-wop, lounge music, and of course, you guessed it, even more. This album was to be accepted more than "Disco Volante" because it wasn't as challenging to the listener. It would also perhaps be their most melodious and pleasant album yet. Their is too much difficulty in trying to compare MR. BUNGLE with another group or artist because they're completely their own creation.
The entire MR. BUNGLE catalogue is excellent and varied. "Mr. Bungle" is recommended for listeners wanting to explore what a carnival on acid would sound like. Each song on the album is memorable and stays in your head; catchy songs. "Disco Volante" is for those adventurous listeners brave enough to ascend into a cacophony of mad scientist musicians. Not a commercial album! "California" is the easiest of the album's to digest, though some of the songs are very Volante-esque.
MR. BUNGLE — California (review by H.T. Riekels at Progarchives):
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Prog Specialist
This album is ... well it's ... just what the heck is this anyway? Let's say an insane bioengineer crossed DNA with They Might Be Giants, Reverend Horton Heat, Frank Zappa, any given metal band, and threw in some other random elements. This might explain how this band got together. Then again, it may not. All I know is that it's great fun, and I love it.
These guys blend styles seemingly at a whim. However, that can't be the case, because it works so well. There is a definite sense of humor, but this band takes its music seriously (see Frank Zappa). Whether it be doo-wop, rockabilliy, or metal crunch, it is all done with care. Most likely in the same song too.
Need a diversion from the grandeur of your latest prog opus? This could very well be what you are looking for. You will still be comfortably close to your old standbys, so don't worry about losing any progressive cred. I highly recommend this to everyone. It's not pure prog, but enough to get it four stars.
1. Sweet Charity (5:05)
2. None of Them Knew They Were Robots (6:03)
3. Retrovertigo (4:59)
4. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (3:55)
5. Ars Moriendi (4:10)
6. Pink Cigarette (4:55)
7. Golem II: The Bionic Vapour Boy (3:34)
8. The Holy Filament (4:04)
9. Vanity Fair (2:58)
10. Goodbye Sober Day (4:29)
Total Time: 44:08
- Mike Patton / vocals
- Michael Peloquin / harmonica
- David Phillips / pedal steel
- William Winant / drums, tympani
- Bill Banovetz / horn
- Sam D. Bass / cello
- Carla Kihlstedt / violin, viola
- Eyvind Kang / violin, viola
- Marika Hughes / cello
- Henri Duscharme / accordion
- Timb Harris / trumpet
- Larry Ragent / horn, French horn
- Aaron Seeman / piano
- Jay Steebley / cymbalom
- Ben Barnes / violin, viola