Mr. Bungle is an American experimental rock band from Eureka, California. The group was formed in 1985 while its members were still in high school, and is named after a 1950s educational film designed to teach children good manners and hygiene. Mr. Bungle has four demo tapes in the early 1980s before signing with Warner Bros. Records, and release three studio albums between 1991 and 1999. The band turns in 2000 for the promotion of their last album before disappearing, revealing that they had dissolved only in 2004. Although Mr. Bungle has passed by different bands during its existence, long-haired members were singer Mike Patton, guitarist Trey Spruance, bassist Trevor Dunn, saxophonists Clinton "Bär" McKinnon and Theo Lengyel and drummer Danny Heifetz.
Mr. Bungle is known for his recognizable musical characteristics, often juggling several musical genres through the same song. Many songs have an unconventional structure and use a wide range of instruments and samples. During concerts, members of the group are often disguised and rehearsals are played. A recurring quarrel with Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers degenerated in the late 1990s, with Kiedis causing Mr. Bungle to pull out of many music festivals in Europe and Australia.
Its members no longer intend to collaborate in the future, preferring to work on their personal projects: Fantômas, Tomahawk, and Peeping Tom, including Mike Patton, Secret Chiefs 3 for Trey Spruance, for example. Although there was no official announcement announcing the separation, Mike Patton announced in an interview given as a member of Fantômas around 2005 that "Mr Bungle no longer exists. "
Formed in 1985 in Eureka in northern California by high school classmates, Mr. Bungle is composed at the time of his signature by Warner in 1991 Mike Patton (vocals, keyboards), Trey Spruance (guitars, keyboards), Trevor Dunn (bass), Danny Heifetz (drums), Clinton McKinnon (saxophone, joined the band in 1989), and Theo Lengyel (saxophone). Mike Patton is also singer of the metal-fusion band Faith No More, which allows Mr. Bungle to gain notoriety and be signed by a major record company, but slows down the production of the group that will produce only three albums in eight years. The group's name is inspired by Lunchroom Manners, a 1960s educational film designed to teach children about good manners and hygiene, aired in the Pee-Wee Herman Show on HBO in the early 1980s >>> .