Here's the thing about Mike. The man has some serious pipes. He has a six octave range and excels in any octave. He writes brilliant songs. And his stage presence is only matched by Adolf Hitler.
Seriously, Watch Mr. Bungle play What the World needs now at Bizarre Festival and then watch a video of the Nuremburg rallies. We better thank our lucky stars Mike didn't go into politics or he would have taken over the world.
But Mr. Bungle as a whole had a brilliant dynamic. It wasn't just the Mike Patton backup band. They all made huge creative contributions to what made Bungle what it is. Yes Mike wrote Girls of Porn, Sweet Charity and The Air conditioned Nightmare.
But Trevor Dunn wrote Retrovertigo, The holy Filament and Phlegmatics. Trey Spruance wrote Desert Search for Techno Allah, None of them know they were robots, Golem II the bionic vapour boy.
Other bands like Nirvana for instance were not like that. Nirvana was basically just the Kurt Cobain backup band. Mr. Bungle was the perfect storm of legendary talent, and Mike was the face of it all, the delicious cherry on top of an already delicious sundae.
He was the ambassador that allowed the amazing talent of the combo that was Mr. Bungle to be brought into our lives. He was the prism that focused the lazer beams from the brains of Trevor, Trey, Heifietz and Mckinnon and amplified them until they were powerful enough to blow out minds out through our ear holes.
Yes, he is the most incredible front man who has ever lived, hands down.
Paul Smith from Maximo Park. May seem like a pleb choice but he just has SO MUCH goddamn energy. He's like a poet on cocaine. The result is that, while practically all their peers have vanished into irrelevance, they continue to be a live favourite the nation over 10 years after the short-lived indie explosion in the mid-00s.
they apparently asked brett anderson to change the lyrics so they'd be less gay and he reacted... appropriately
still shocked he turned out to not be a fag tbqh
one of the most famous working-class figures of the 1990s? Frontman of Pulp? Sang the song that often displaces Parklife on polls now as the greatest anthem of the 90s, Common People? This is like not having heard of Blur senpai
He fronted a band and also consistently pulled together backing bands with some of the best session musicians around, including some that were solo artists in their own right. He counts.
Good choice though, senpai.
This is a pretty good thread so far (aside from the usual shitposters)
Waiting for the sun. But that's not entirely relevant to his frontman role. That guy could make people go nuts.
Kind of like pic related
David Yow is best. Would kill to have seen the Jesus Lizard in their prime
Nice, I had known about The Doors forever but only just recently started seriously exploring their discography. LA Woman is still my favorite album of theirs, followed by the debut.
>one of the most famous working-class figures of the 1990s
please, Cocker is about as working class as Joe Strummer
his mother is a Tory councillor, he was a cub scout when he was little
I was literally going to post that.
How is that funny?
So goofy, so tragic...
Ian is qt so that's okay.
There were a lot more aspects than that though.
Also Ian Curtis voted for Thatcher, based.