Live Gigs: Mr. Bungle 1996 @ Selinas & MacQuarie Uni Bar

So here’s my first Sydney flashback gigs post today which I did say I was going to do a while ago, remember? It’s yet another afternoon post and not my normal morning posting but I think Mr. Bungle is pretty great leading into your Friday night! I do seem to blogging a bit about singer-songwriter Mike Patton at the moment, what that about? I don’t know?

Mike Patton in-between FNM albums/tours of mid-90’s and some what following my last flashback gig post, linked here he somehow did Mr. Bungle album/tour too! Somehow they played did two shows at Selinas in one Saturday/night and got to see both plus the next night an all age show at the bar at MacQuarie Uni too. Giving you some idea where these places are? Selinas was right on Coogee beach, according Wikipedia is 8 kilometres south-east of the Sydney CBD and MacQuarie Uni main campus is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) north-west of the Sydney CBD, is set on 126 hectares of rolling lawns and natural bushland. I think, if I could time travel back in time I would up to Newcastle, down to Wollongong, across to Canberra and find where Narrbeen is too? Go to all those shows because these three gigs were so unbelievable wicked epic. I guess, looking at the setlist again they’re kind-of playing the same songs but that’s not the point! They also did played a tiny show at Harbourside Brasserie which was down somewhere in The Rocks so it’s right on Syd harbor was on the 28th Oct. 96 which is NOT on that poster/flyer so would have been a been Monday gig. Off course, back in the 90’s they seem so prolific and just non-stopping, didn’t know they would just totally stop after year 2000 and that would be it. Well, until this year reunion off course!

They did come back for 2000 Aussie tour and I remember they played Metro’s Fremantle back then but sorry I’ve not got the setlist, anyone out there does? Please let me know! So glad I got to see them four times, I’m pretty lucky really! Plus got to say 95’s Disco Volante is still my fave Mr. Bungle album too! Which is your fave Mr. Bungle album?

Setlist of the “Early” show on Saturday Oct. 26 1996 at Selina’s Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney, Australia:

 Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz

Everyone I Went to High School With Is Dead
Aqua Swing
The Breeze & I (Caterina Valente cover)

Carry Stress in the Jaw
Violenza Domestica
Loss for Words (Corrosion of Conformity cover)

After School Special
Slow Sato (Masaru Sato cover)

Phlegmatics
Tower of Strength (Frankie Vaughan cover)

Muscoli di velluto (Ennio Morricone cover)

Der Zinker (Peter Thomas cover)

Desert Search for Techno Allah
Love in Space (Peter Thomas cover)

24 mila baci (Adriano Celentano cover)

The Jet (Mikis Theodorakis cover)

The Jet Rock (Mikis Theodorakis cover)

Travolta aka Quote Unquote

The Secret Song
Chemical Marriage

Setlist of the “Late” show on Saturday Oct. 26 1996 at Selina’s Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney, Australia:

Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz
Aqua Swing
Violenza Domestica
Platypus
Slow Sato (Masaru Sato cover)
Phlegmatics
Tower of Strength (Frankie Vaughan cover)
Panic in Blue
Der Zinker (Peter Thomas cover)
Love in Space (Peter Thomas cover)
After School Special
Casanova 70 (Armando Trovaioli cover)

Desert Search for Techno Allah
The Breeze & I (Caterina Valente cover)
Carry Stress in the Jaw
Chemical Marriage
Loss for Words (Corrosion of Conformity cover)
Everyone I Went to High School With Is Dead

Setlist on Sunday Oct. 27 1996 at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (all age show)

Ei raat tomar amar (Hemanta Mukherjee cover)

Violenza Domestica
The Secret Song
Phlegmatics
Cold War (Siege cover)

Tower of Strength (Frankie Vaughan cover)
Love on the Event Horizon
Chemical Marriage
Desert Search for Techno Allah
La lucertola (Ennio Morricone cover)

Platypus

Panic in Blue
Der Zinker (Peter Thomas cover)
After School Special
Slow Sato (Masaru Sato cover)
Sudden Death
Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz
Aqua Swing

So while looking up mainly all those show’s cover’s original’s because I’m obsessed, I found a bootleg recording of the first Selina “Early” show so now I’m embedding that too, if anyone wants to listen too the whole thing?

BTW MP has recommend some very wicked great listening/watching in his C-19 quarantine list, linked here!

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Found the poster/flyer somewhere for sale online, sorry about the watermarks whatever they’re are?

Bonus extra Mr. Bungle band member photo’s today:

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Also while doing this post I found a photo MP drinking a beer, notices a toy platypus on his lap! 

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Is Trevor Dunn eating the very same toy platypus too?

Cheers! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Live Gigs: Mr. Bungle 1996 @ Selinas & MacQuarie Uni Bar

    1. Oh well, i don’t know if all the uni kids really knew what the hell was happening? What i vague remember they all didn’t seem that into but it was Sunday night at their local and this crazy American band playing weird shit! 🙂

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  1. I’d never heard of Mr. Bungle until two weeks ago, when I wrote a review of British band The Slytones, who list Mr. Bungle as one of their main music influences. What’s even more amazing is that they’re from Northern California, and I lived in both L.A. and later Sacramento, yet never heard of them at all.

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    1. OK, i should have said him, that’s Mike Patton and his music projects all the time and maybe you didn’t realize a lot of these things are by the same bloke, not everyone is a total nutcase for him! Sorry, calling you mad or crazy earlier too!
      So just for you and any other non-fans here’s links to all posts about or with Mike Patton I’ve done lately as a bit of intro to his music:
      The third down is his totally brand new album with necroscape by tetema
      https://a1000mistakes.wordpress.com/2020/04/30/what-ive-been-listening-to-in-apr-2020/
      Track number 29 on this playlist is the closing song on his solo album of old Italian 50’s pop songs he also sung the whole thing in Italian too
      https://a1000mistakes.wordpress.com/2020/05/10/playlist-where-i-was-in-2010/
      SOTD Mr Bungle post of last month
      https://a1000mistakes.wordpress.com/2020/04/16/song-of-the-day-after-school-special-by-mr-bungle/
      His most well-known band Faith No More live in the 90’s
      https://a1000mistakes.wordpress.com/2020/04/03/live-gigs-faith-no-more-95-97-perth-entertainment-centre/
      SOTD solo MP 90’s crazy jazz track
      https://a1000mistakes.wordpress.com/2020/03/21/song-of-the-day-aerovivanda-by-mike-patton/
      Last song on this post he’s doing The Cramps cover
      https://a1000mistakes.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/what-ive-been-listening-to-in-mar-2020/
      To finish with from last year my top 10 tracks too
      https://a1000mistakes.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/top-ten-tracks-mike-patton/
      Do you even care that much? i don’t know? But i hope that helps if you do wanna check him/them out more? 🙂

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  2. No problem at all William. Yes, I did even read and like your April 16th Song of the Day post about Mr. Bungle, so it’s stupid on my part to have forgotten. But, admittedly, I read tons of blog posts every day, and can’t remember every single thing I read about. I’ve seen numerous cases where other bloggers will post something or other about an artist or band they say they’re not aware of, when they’ve ‘liked’ several posts where I shared that artist’s music.

    For example, I’ve written twice about Two Feet, and have included his songs on many, many of my Weekly Top 30 lists. But a blogger who’s followed me for many years, and likes most of my posts, said in one of his blog posts that he couldn’t name a single song by Two Feet! So, I guess I shouldn’t be too hard on him, as it now appears I’m guilty of the same thing. We all tend to remember stuff that resonates with us.

    I’ve developed a much more open mind since starting my blog, and my music tastes have expanded greatly. I’m old (now in my 60s), and grew up loving early rock’n’roll, Motown, and pop. By the mid-70s I got heavily into R&B and Disco, but hated hard rock and heavy metal. I loved most 80s music, even Guns’n’Roses, Def Leppard, and Poison., but when Rap, Hip Hop and Grunge really became popular in the early 90s, I hated them all, figuring I was just too old to appreciate current music.

    All I liked hearing was softer rock like Oasis, matchbox twenty, Sting, Counting Crows, Alanis Morissette, etc. I stayed trapped in my own ignorant bubble for the next 20 years, until I started digging into Alternative Rock and discovering so much great music I’d missed out on! I was familiar with Nirvana (hated them) and Pearl Jam (thought they were just OK), but honestly never heard of Soundgarden, Stoned Temple Pilots, Audioslave, Tool or Rage Against the Machine until around 2013!!! It was such a revelation, and one of the reasons I eventually started my music blog. I’m still playing catch-up!

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    1. Oh yeah, yeah! Very well said and your never too old to discover new music but familiar is sometimes good too, sharing and discovering music is most deaf reason I’m here blogging away! Cheers mate 🙂

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