Disco Volante

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Disco Volante is a 1995 album by the band Mr. Bungle. It is by far the most experimental of all their productions, as it picks up inspirations from a wide variety of musical styles, including death metal, techno, '50s space age pop, musique concrète and Italian avant-garde. Mike Patton also uses a great number of vocal effects boxes and samples throughout the album, most noticeably in songs like "Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz" and "The Bends".


The album's title refers to the name of a yacht featured in the James Bond film, Thunderball. Mr. Bungle had previously done a cover version of the film's theme song. The album also contains a hidden track (hidden in a double-groove on the US vinyl release; after 'Carry Stress In The Jaw' on the UK vinyl release) after "Carry Stress In The Jaw." This track was originally recorded without bassist Trevor Dunn's input or knowledge; although, shortly before its release, Dunn managed to find it and added a vocal track. Though never explicitly stated, it is believed (by Dunn) that the drums were played by McKinnon, and the bass by Patton.

The songwriting credits in the album's booklet include the section "Nothing - Words: Lengyel; Music: Heifetz". This is not, as some people believe, the name and credits for the end section of "Merry Go Bye Bye" (the song preceding it in the list), but is a joke at the expense of Lengyel and Heifetz, who had no songwriting credits...
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