Artist Profile – Mike Patton

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Born: January 27, 1968

Bands: Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Hemophiliac, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Lovage, Kaada / Patton,  Maldoror, General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners, House Of Discipline

There’s a reason why Mike Patton is often referred to as “Luciano Pavarotti of rock world”, since the range of his vocal work is enormous – from being a crooner a-la Sinatra to accompanying some of the noisiest and difficult music records, he always comes through as an extremely talented and versatile performer.

While he’s mostly known for his work with Faith No More (who recently reunited after a decade+ absence), Mike Patton keeps himself busy with countless other projects/bands and he also runs his own label Ipecac. In addition to music, his second big love is movies, as he lend his voice to such films as “I Am Legend” and “Metalocalypse”, wrote score for “Crank: High Voltage” and appeared in 2005 thriller “Firecracker”.

mp3: Urlo Negro

Selected Discography:

Adult Themes For Voice CD (Tzadik, 1998)

Pranzo Oltranzista CD (Tzadik, 1997)

A Perfect Place Soundtrack DVD (Ipecac, 2008)

Crank: High Voltage Soundtrack CD (Lakeshore, 2009)

Mondo Cane CD (Ipecac, 2010)

Selected Compilation Tracks:

“She’s Gone Away” on Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach (Tzadik, 1997)

“Ford Mustang” on Great Jewish Music: Serge Gainsbourg (Tzadik, 1997)

“Chariot Choogle” on Great Jewish Music: Mark Bolan (Tzadik, 1998)

“Circle A” (with Kid606) on The End Of The Fear Of God (Tochnit Aleph, 2004)


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