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Friday 5: What Are Mike Patton’s Five Best Performances (Not Faith No More)



Happy Friday, MetalSucks reader! Welcome to MetalSucks Friday 5, our awesome series that appears every Friday (duh) on MetalSucks (duhh) and involves the quantity of five (duhhh).

Here’s how it works: A list of best/worst/weirdest/whatever five somethings is posted by one of your beloved MetalSucks contributors or by one of our buds (like you?). Then you, our cherished reader, checks it out, has a chuckle, then chimes in with a list of the same. No sweat, just whatever springs to mind, k? (Just like that movie about those losers working at a Chicago record store!) After all, it’s Friday — the day dedicated by the gods to mindless, fun time-wasting. 

Today, let’s consider the power of Patton!



What are Mike Patton’s five best non-Faith No More moments?


Godless, co-host of the MetalSucks Podcast


1. “My Ass Is On Fire” by Mr. Bungle
from Mr. Bungle
Warner Bros. | 1991

It’s not funny that Mr. Bungle’s debut is bested only by Angel Dust as Patton’s greatest contribution to peace, prosperity, and the overall betterment of mankind as a whole.


2. “Where Is The Line” by Bjork
from Medúlla
Warner Bros | 2004

Patton’s fingerprints are all over this, and that’s saying quite a bit. Out-weirding each other like they’re spilled from the same womb, Bjork drafts Patton to be tossed into a cheap synthesizer, then alternately beaten out of it and paired with his (perhaps only) equal. Epic.

3. “Flashback” by Tomahawk
from Tomahawk
Ipecac | 2001

If only Faith No More’s King For a Day … Fool For A Lifetime had been Tomahawk’s debut maybe we wouldn’t pretend nothing happened after Angel Dust.

4. “Pig Latin” by Dillinger Escape Plan
from Irony Is A Dead Scene EP
Epitaph | 2002

This is the tune FNM would have contributed to the Judgement Night soundtrack if the producers had been willing to be a little more lenient about what technically constituted “hip hop,” and were forced to accept the latter-era Mr. Bungle-style sea shanty that starts in this song’s final third.

5. “Kill The DJ” by Peeping Tom f/Massive Attack
from Peeping Tom
Ipecac | 2006

The only thing that could improve this song is if it had been written by Massive Attack and featured Mike Patton — rather than vice versa. Still, this is proof Patton can do anything, and do it so well it would intimidate the other guys in FNM from calling him for twenty years.

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