Mr. Bungle - USA

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Mr. Bungle - USA

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Mr. Bungle roar back with their first recorded music since 1999, releasing a blistering cover of The Exploited’s politically-charged anthem, “USA”

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Whoa, Bungle's back???

It's funny, I got to listening to Disco Volante and California again after Poppy's album "I Disagree" reminded me really heavily of the latter in some places (particularly the first track).

Woohoo!
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They played a few gigs before the pandemic, two nights each in SF, LA, and NYC, and I managed to get a nosebleed seat to one of the SF gigs. They only played their high school thrash metal cassette though, nothing from any of their major label albums. But they had Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo in the band for the show too, like on this track. It was cool to see them, it's like seeing a unicorn, but, on the other hand, I can only listen to so much of that kind of music anymore before it all starts to sound the same and maybe even give me a headache. :lol:
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It's weird checking out YouTube clips of their..."recent" material. Since, well, for one it's new clips of Mr. Bungle. Only they don't sound like the Mr. Bungle I think of, because they're playing mostly just songs from the mid 80's before they actually became noteworthy for being the weirdo experimentalists that they were. Or...are? I don't even know. I checked out some of the material from that tape and I mean "Hypocrites" definitely sounds like something they would get up to later. To me it'd be like going to see Deftones only to have them play Like Linus in full instead: it's neat as a "look where we started!" type of deal, but why bother returning to it because it's not really the essence of the band or even that good.

At least the new Poppy album scratches my itch for crazy Mr Bungle genre hopping vibes (seriously, check out Concrete. Her popularity may end up resulting in renewed interest in Mr Bungle because it might as well be a California outtake)
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