“Mondo Cane” by Mike Patton

Mondo Cane consists of cover songs of Italian Pop music from the 1960s, with a big band/swing sound. And Mike Patton on vocals. That last part should let the entire idea make a lot more sense. Fans of Patton will probably be on board by the time I said “Mondo Cane”, but for the uninitiated into the cult of Patton: Patton exercises his vocal chords in various styles that range from crooning to lashing out at any and everything.

Patton, Patton, Patton, and more Patton.

You can hear some of the sounds that influenced his later works, and I think I agree that this album could be a sequel of sorts to Mr. Bungle’s California. Musically speaking, you’re going to get a good dose of the Jazzy orchestrated sound with some modern instruments providing the occasional flair. It’s goofy, but good fun even if you won’t be able to understand more than the two english words that pop up in the entire album. Patton plays to the crowd, he enjoys what he’s doing and it comes through in the final product.


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