:: Saturday, February 12, 2005
MIKE PATTON.. WOT DA FUCK?
You may be most familiar with this dude as being the former lead singer of guitar riff rockin' / quasi hiphop infected 90's band - FAITH NO MORE.. releasing 4 albums with Mike Patton.. countless world tours.. maybe a few #1 hits.. the band with that crazy lead guitarist with the afro hair and the loud glasses.. that signature schizophrenic vocal style.. a cartoon level of howling dementia.. a weird fascination with carnival jazz.. german megalomania.. yup.. that wuz Mike Patton..
what many may not be aware (except for a scattering of crazed cult followers) is that Mike Patton is a member of about a zillion side projects.. even after FAITH NO MORE broke up.. he never stopped forming weird new bands and releasing confusing CD's..
I thought I was aware of all of his sideprojects.. at least in passing.. MR. BUNGLE, THE FATOMAS, TOMAHAWK.. I think he even did a tour around the USA with hiphop voicebox maestro Rahzel as some crazy tag-team shit..
and so.. from a tipoff from someone last weekend.. I encountered yet ANOTHER sideproject.. (registering at least a 6 on the weird-shit-o-metre) and a damn rare find it seems to be too..
yup.. apparently "Nathaniel Merriweather" is Mike Patton being a funny fuck under a pseudonym.. which made for a real confusing search thru record stores trying to find it, wondering where the fuck it would be listed under - Faith No More?, Mr. Bungle? Fatomas? Tomahawk? Mike Patton?? Nathaniel Merriweather? (it was eventually found.. after at least 2 hours of searching by the stuff in JB's.. under the letter "L"..) and with this CD, we apparently find this lunatic in 60's playboy lounge act / triphop turntabilist / cut n paste stonerism journey..
when I finally found this bastard and went to buy it at the counter.. upon mentioning the word "Mike Patton".. some other crazed dude next to me asks.. "hey.. do ya know about this collaboration he did with such n such??" wot.. you mean he's done ANOTHER ONE?
yeah.. seriously.. wot the fuck??
still.. it makes for a damn worthwhile purchase.. coz, no matter how freakingly weird Mike Patton goes.. he still delivers the goods.. plus, that chick vocalist on this? wooooo..
if you can, hunt it down.. it's real A-grade Sunday arvo lying in a pool of yer own vomit under sun dappled trees soundtrack to a loungin' groove slo-mo funk seduction thing.. yeah!
:: Spoz 11:30 PM |