Watch: Mr. Bungle Perform Slayer Cover, New Song and More at First Show in 20 Years
The heavily anticipated reunion of experimental metallers Mr. Bungle got underway last night, February 5, in Los Angeles, as the band gathered on stage for the first time in 20 years to kick off a series of seven shows.
Joining the band’s core trio of Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton and Trey Spruance for these shows are Scott Ian (Anthrax) on guitar and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) on drums.
The band made good on their promise of playing their 1986 debut demo, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny, in full as well as several covers (Slayer, S.O.D., Siege, Seals and Croft, The Exploited) and a new song that was listed as “Meth” on the setlist (they previously teased three songs from the Easter Bunny era that they’ve never performed before).
The full setlist ran as follows:
- “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (Fred Rogers cover) (with thrash metal stabs at end)
- “Anarchy Up Your Anus”
- “Spreading the Thighs of Death”
- “Raping Your Mind”
- “Sit There”
- “Bungle Grind”
- (Unknown) (“Meth” on setlist)
- “Evil Satan” (w/ Slayer’s Hell Awaits intro)
- “Summer Breeze” (Seals & Crofts cover)
- “Cold War” (Siege cover)
- “Hypocrites” (with “La Cucaracha” tease)
- “Speak English or Die” (Stormtroopers of Death cover) (Lyrics changed to “speak Spanish or die”)
- “World Up My Ass” (Circle Jerks cover)
- “Sudden Death” (w/ Faith No More’s The Real Thing intro)
- “Fuck the USA” (The Exploited cover)
Footage of the show has naturally already made its way online, including full sets on YouTube. Have a watch below!
Remaining dates of the Mr. Bungle reunion run, with tickets still available on the secondary market:
February 6 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – Cattle Decapitation and Neil Hamburger open [tickets]
February 7 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – The Melvins and C*nts open [tickets]
February 8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Victims Family and Intestinal Disgorge open [tickets]
February 10 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Full of Hell and Spotlights open [tickets]
February 11 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Antidote and Cleric open [tickets]
February 13 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Possessed and Neil Hamburger open [tickets]
[via Ghost Cult Mag]