Ipecac Records posted an article on their Facebook page yesterday from music news website Gun Shy Assassin reporting that front-man of innumerable bands Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Mondo Cane, etc.) has contributed vocals to a Secret Chiefs 3 track on the Traditionalists: La Chanson de Jacky/Exile 7-inch vinyl single, out now.
Patton's contribution appears on Side A's cover of Scott Walker's cover of Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel's not-cover "La Chanson de Jacky."
Secret Chiefs 3 is the brainchild of Patton's former Mr. Bungle/Faith No More band mate Trey Spruance. The musicians have had a bitter relationship since Mr. Bungle dissolved, officially, in 2004. While we shouldn't expect a reunion tour anytime soon, this is the second time in as many years that Patton and Spruance have set aside their differences and performed together. In 2011, Spruance joined the reunited Faith No More onstage in Santiago, Chile, for a performance of the entire King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime album, Spruance's contribution to the FNM catalogue.
Mr. Bungle was and is one of my favorite bands and helped shaped the way I perceive and my expectations of music to this day. Check out this live performance of Disco Volante's incredible "Desert Search for Techno Allah" and a fan-made video of my favorite Bungle track, "Retrovertigo," from their final album, California:
Tunage: Secret Chiefs 3, "La Chanson de Jacky (feat. Mike Patton)" | Mr. Bungle, California