Mike Patton Mondo Cane
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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2010



16134 Comments


You guys seem to be a bit hung up on said "puke noises." It was a simple reference and isn't used to "classify" his other projects. Learn to read.

Prophet178
May 4th 2010



6397 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That's bullshit. He did a fair amount of singing in Tomahawk, the Perfect Place OST was almost all singing, Lovage and Peeping Tom. The only time he's "dicked around on the the microphone" was Adult Themes, which he himself said was more of an exercise of his voice than an album.

I think it's interesting that you don't have any of those albums rated by the way.

porch
May 4th 2010



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When you insinuate in the summary for the review that this album is notable because it is "free of
puke noises", then don't be so surprised when people reference it in the thread. My point is that its
a lazy generalization, especially when you consider that he has had plenty of singing projects in
those years. And no, i'm not a "butthurt fanboy" (good rebuttal to criticism of your review) i dislike
plenty of his post FNM work.



Tyler
Emeritus
May 4th 2010



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think it's interesting that you don't have any of those albums rated by the way.

Yeah, I forgot that SputnikMusic.com ratings were the only way to tell if someone's heard anything.

The only time he's "dicked around on the the microphone" was Adult Themes, which he himself said was more of an exercise of his voice than an album.

Maldoror, his work with Zorn, his work with Bjork, Fantomas (who I do like, but that's besides the point) and countless live and solo performances.

My point is that its
a lazy generalization, especially when you consider that he has had plenty of singing projects in
those years.

But he's had just as many 'puke noise' projects. My point isn't that he stopped singing, it's that I wish he did it more.

When you insinuate in the summary for the review that this album is notable because it is "free of puke noises", then don't be so surprised when people reference it in the thread.

It's a quick way of telling fans that he's singing instead of dicking around. It's not implying that his lack of 'puke noises' make the album worthwhile, it's just an indication that they aren't there. And it isn't that people are referencing it, it's that they're focusing on it. It's a passing reference, get over it.

I'm probably not going to talk about this anymore. He's had singing projects, yeah, but Kaada/Patton and Lovage are probably the only good ones. Tomahawk sucks and Peeping Tom was boring (though I mentioned it) and almost anything else is either a collaboration or a guest spot.

Romulus
May 4th 2010



8413 Comments


I feel like pressing this point is a bit ridiculous, I honestly thought the puke noises line was a joke. No need to argue over it.

Tyler
Emeritus
May 4th 2010



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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porch
May 4th 2010



8453 Comments


Yeah, after this comment i'm done talking about this too. I can see where you're coming from in that
you were trying to sum up your view of his post FNM output, but many times i've seen people (usually
in mainstream music mags) dismiss his albums in the 2000's as mostly noise and not worth peoples time.
I think there's a lot of good, fairly accessible stuff in there amidst the noise and weirdness.

And I haven't really pressed the point, I mentioned it once and then responded to Cocaine's follow-
up. Good review btw, i'd agree with most of your other points about this record.



Romulus
May 4th 2010



8413 Comments


Touche. Edit: @ Cocaine

And yeah I wasn't really referring to you Porch no worries

Tyler
Emeritus
May 4th 2010



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

And just so we're clear, I'll always prefer this kind of discourse over the usual spam and bullshit that we get in these review threads. I just wanted to cease talking about it because I don't want to make it a bigger deal than it is.

Brylawski
May 4th 2010



709 Comments


Downloading this now, i've only heard the bootlegs so far. I thought maybe that you could've gone into a bit more detail about the source material for this, but otherwise a good review.

Tyler
Emeritus
May 4th 2010



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I thought maybe that you could've gone into a bit more detail about the source material for this

While I understand why you'd say this, I'm not sure to what benefit it would be. Not only would I be getting the majority of my information from sites like Wikipedia, thus I'd essentially just be paraphrasing facts, but it doesn't have much bearing on what you're listening to.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
May 4th 2010



4940 Comments


i agree with the puke noises assertion. however, they're not necessarily bad puke noises... a lot of the zorn stuff was really good.

this record is alright so far.

Tyler
Emeritus
May 4th 2010



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I dont mind some of it, I just really, really like his voice when he's singing.

Brylawski
May 4th 2010



709 Comments


While I understand why you'd say this, I'm not sure to what benefit it would be. Not only would I be getting the majority of my information from sites like Wikipedia, thus I'd essentially just be paraphrasing facts, but it doesn't have much bearing on what you're listening to.

yeah, maybe.. i just felt that maybe a little more backstory as to why he covered these songs and the original composers would've been interesting. doesn't really matter that much though. listening now and its pretty great so far

foreverendeared
May 5th 2010



14678 Comments


puke noises puke noises puke noises puke noises puke noises puke noises

M'kay, can we be done with that now? Anyway, good review. I can't wait to hear this.

porch
May 5th 2010



8453 Comments


yeah i'm pretty sure we were done with that yesterday but whatever

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
May 5th 2010



4926 Comments


3 pages and no Pacman reference to the album cover?

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

Brylawski
May 5th 2010



709 Comments


this is great

Dryden
May 5th 2010



12928 Comments


cuz talking about pacman

Wolfgang
May 6th 2010



44 Comments


Seems more like you tried to write his biography than a review on Mondo Cane. I disagree with you on most of your points, I guarantee I heard quite a few puke noises and patton-esque screams that were well placed and very effective in this context. And the replay value is much greater than you gave it credit for.



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