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Mr. Bungle Is Officially Done

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, vocalist Mike Patton confirmed the demise of Mr. Bungle, who haven't released an album in five years. Here's what Patton had to say:

"I'm at a point now where I crave healthy musical environments, where there is a genuine exchange of ideas without repressed envy or resentment, and where people in the band want to be there regardless of what public accolades may come their way. Unfortunately, Mr. Bungle was not one of those places... We could have probably squeezed out a couple more records but the collective personality of this group became so dysfunctional. This band was poisoned by one person's petty jealousy and insecurity, and it led us to a slow, unnatural death. And I'm at peace with that, because I know I tried all I could."

Patton will continue with his myriad projects, including Peeping Tom, Fantomas, and Tomahawk, in addition to running his record label, Ipecac Recordings.

Source: Lambgoat

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1. Nikoli Volkoff writes:

Truely i hate to see them go, but i am glad that it ended with a good album. Many thanks for interesting music. Best of luck in all projects.

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2. PorcupineOpeth99 writes:

Indeed the last record was cetainly a good way to call it a day. Bizzare and varied as Mr. Bungle it was truely a whimsical and worthwhile musical journey. Waiting for the next Fantomas and Tomahawk records ^^

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3. ac666 writes:

Not really surprising and probably for the best. I thought California was a little flat to be honest, but still good. Definitely better to break up than force another album.

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4. MADK writes:

Maybe a Faith No More reunion? But I know that's doubtful.

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. gratefuldarwin writes:

Mr. Bungle was the sountrack to a large chunk of our lives, although the breakup was expected, they will be missed. Looking forward to the new sounds Mr. Patton has instore for us.

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6. anti-hate writes:

A future reunion would just be awesome, seems many times reunions lead to new sounds and better songs...

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7. ac666 writes:

'seems many times reunions lead to new sounds and better songs...'

Huh? In my experience, reunions tend to lead to nostalgia tours and watered down songwriting.

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8. citricoder writes:

I think that 'Disco volante' is the best one.

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9. Tim writes:

Califonia was my fav. who was the member mike was talkin about? maybe they could have replaced that dude. i dunno. I wish i could have seen them live. Feels like bungle is dying way to early, i guess the good do die young. At least we all know it was the coolest/weirdest/wackyest/funniest/goodest/experimentalist/eyes open band we'll prob ever hear.

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