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With CALIFORNIA, Mr. Bungle has largely ditched its infamous jazz/thrash/circus sound (especially evident on the group's first album) for an even more varied cinematic aesthetic that both embraces and gleefully subverts traditional pop structures. Simply put, this is probably as accessible as Bungle is bound to get, and the results are amazing in both their inventiveness and scope. (As stated in the album's tongue-in-cheek press release, CALIFORNIA shows "evidence of a rock band pretending to have roots in rock music." ) Opening with the lounge-laced "Sweet Charity," the album soon shifts to the sci-fi rockabilly/swing stylings of "None of Them Knew They Were Robots" and then to the crooning melodic pop of "Retrovertigo." On other dynamic compositions such as "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" and "Goodbye Sober Day," Bungle's quick-change genre-hopping is surprisingly seamless, with vocal gymnast Mike Patton acting as the conductor, narrator, and tour guide. ...See Full Description
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A great creation and true artistic talent
By a reviewer (Grand Rapids, MI, usa)
||One of the few perfect albums.|
This album is one of the few perfect albums in existence. I just listened to it for probably the hundredth time since 1999 and not only does it still sound amazing, I picked out new sounds that I hadn't noticed before.
By searchthehouse (Kennewick, WA)
||This is what people need to hear|
What can we say more of this album? Simply an album that will never fade away. With a lot more instruments and orchestration, and a better sound, Bungle have outdone themselves.
By Walex (Montreal, Qc, CAN)
||This one takes the cake!|
I purchased this album on a friend's advice. I'm a fan of inventive and original music and Mr. Bungle defines originality.
By unprettier (Ile Bizard, Quebec)
What more can you say about this band. They started out as a funny chaotic type carnival thing and the last CD is more reserved (for them) and grown up. But equally as great, how many bands can do this? Anything they have done is pure gold! And yes Mike Patton is the greatest singer but Trey Spruance is one of the best guitarists and musicians in general that you will ever hear! Trevor Dunn? Only one of the best bassists ever, do I need to go on? Buy it and you will not be able to get this CD out of your head.
By Tim (Utah)
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|CD Universe Part number||1102299|
|Release Date||Jul 13, 1999|
|Engineer||Joshua Heller; Adam Munoz; Justin Phelps; Trey Spruance; Billy Anderson|
|Recording Time||44 minutes|
|Personnel||Mike Patton - vocals|
Trey "Uncooked Meat Prior To State Vector Collapse" Spruance
Sam D. Bass
Also: Marika Hughes, Eyvind Kang, Carla Kihlstedt, Ben Barnes, William Winant, David Phillips, Michael Peloquin, Aaron Seeman, Bill Banovetz, Henri Duscharme, Jay Steebley, Larry Ragent, Sam Bass, Timb Harris
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