I bought a cassette of Disco Volante
at a pawn shop back in high school because of a review in Guitar World (guitar magazines were a major source of new music for me in the pre-Internet days). It became (along with Napalm Death's Scum
and Butthole Surfers' Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
) a favorite curiosity to put on for friends or visitors. It's one of those albums (like Soundgarden's Superunknown
or Smashing Pumkpins' Siamese Dream
) that I wore-out for myself and can now only listen to occasionally, so I usually put on the more tuneful California
instead - for some reason I've had trouble getting into the first album.
If you like Mr. Bungle, you should give Secret Chiefs 3 a listen as well. They are an instrumental group led by Trey Spruance (guitarist/keyboardist for Mr. Bungle and guitarist for King for a Day...Fool for a Lifetime
-era Faith No More. If anything, they are even more eclectic than Mr. Bungle.
Stalvern wrote:I don't know if they were the strangest band - even on the Warner label, Boredoms were/are much weirder - but there's definitely been nothing else like them (others have tried... and failed).
The Boredoms were also great, although I checked out after Vision Creation Newsun
- I preferred the earlier noise/punk style, although the later work might grow on me if I give it another shot.