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    Mr. Bungle is back!!!

    Sort of.

    Patton posted this about 40 minutes ago:

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    Wonder what this means.

    My understanding is that Mike Patton and Trey Spruance made up a while ago, and are on good terms now. But Trevor Dunn, who's been building a busy career as a first call jazz/avant bassist in NYC for quite a few years, doesn't want to live in the past and absolutely won't do it; I think he may have also had a falling out with Spruance. And those three guys are essential; they wrote almost all of the material, and without them it isn't really Mr. Bungle. Any of Bar McKinnon, Theo Lengyel, and Danny Heifetz would be good, but they're not quite as important.

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    According to this Trevor is on board -

    https://www.revolvermag.com/music/mr...axyjMK7Q2ATXyU

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    ^Oh man, that is excellent news.

    Let’s hope this thing gets recorded and filmed.
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    I dunno. I sorta felt that they'd already said what they had to say - and that was interesting but somewhat conclusive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    I dunno. I sorta felt that they'd already said what they had to say - and that was interesting but somewhat conclusive.
    But I don't think Easter Bunny was ever properly said. There is good music in there, and I think it is still music that deserves to be heard by new ears in a new light in 2020.

    Plus it's difficult for me to imagine that Spruance and Dunn would be content to simply revisit without revision. (Patton may have proved otherwise with the FNM reunion which, while highly enjoyable, didn't improve upon or alter the past--though the new album is excellent.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmico View Post
    it's difficult for me to imagine that Spruance and Dunn would be content to simply revisit without revision.
    I agree, but then again these guys have so much going and indeed also evolving for them. There shouldn't even be a need for turning back and least of all without revision. Of course this is probably all about exactly that - revision. I hope.
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    Nice!
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    Cool. Probably won't be coming near me, but I'm glad the band is back together.
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    I am definitely in, all things being still equal in Feb 2020.

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    It will probably be expensive but I'm tempted to head down to NYC.
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    I'm tempted to head UP to NYC. Threw the possibility by Charlie (friend/big fan) to see if he's game for a roadtrip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I'm tempted to head UP to NYC. Threw the possibility by Charlie (friend/big fan) to see if he's game for a roadtrip.
    It's UP to Canada & DOWN to NYC, sheesh!
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    Guess I'll have to wait for a video of the shows.

    I think I made it through the album once a long time ago, it was such a horrible sounding copy of a copy of a...
    What's funny is I was just looking at a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder on Reverb about 10 minutes before I read this thread. Still had the tab open, but now it's closed. For good.

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    Lombardo is a beast. Portnoy would have been a better choice but whatever. I'm sad this isn't coming to Ohio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Lombardo is a beast. Portnoy would have been a better choice but whatever. I'm sad this isn't coming to Ohio.
    Lombardo has been playing with Patton for a while in various bands. He also has been part of several Zorn/Masada endeavors with Secret Chiefs 3. So he's part of the family already, as well as being in Slayer which inspired early Bungle.

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    Sounds logical, Portnoy is rarely the better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Portnoy is rarely the better choice.
    I was kinda hoping the whole Portnoy suggestion was a joke.
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    *quietly deletes draft post suggesting Phil Collins could have done it...*
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    Presale tix for Brooklyn long gone yesterday. Hoping I can score a pair today, although it's AXS handling the tickets and they give me hives.

    Understood on the points above regarding the point to it all (revision vs. repeat). This is one where I'm OK admitting it's just because I'd love to see them regardless.
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    Tried, failed. By the time I got through the "queue" show was sold out. OH WELLS!
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    Sure you can pick it up at 3x the price from the scalpers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    By the time I got through the "queue" show was sold out.
    B...B-but how can that BE? They're avant!! Even without Portnoy!
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    Maybe word hadn't gotten out that it was just that hack Lombardo!!
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