Search
Username
Pin It
Favorite

Mike Patton - Mondo Cane 

It was 1990. I was 9 and on the TV I watched as Mike Patton, the lead singer in Faith No More, was flopping on the stage like a fish as his band finished playing "Epic" behind him.

thumb_cdreview_pattonmondocane.jpg
It was 1990. I was 9 and on the TV I watched as Mike Patton, the lead singer in Faith No More, was flopping on the stage like a fish as his band finished playing "Epic" behind him. He seized and convulsed and stared dead-eyed at the ceiling.

Who would have guessed that guy would not only become one of the most respected figures in alternative music, but someone who would release an album like Mondo Cane, a classical record that debuted at number 2 on Billboard's Classical charts? A 65-person orchestra backs Patton's unmistakable pipes here as he covers 1950s and '60s Italian pop songs. He embodies the spirit of these original songs, lending an operatic force that is, at times, beautiful and chilling. These are songs he was meant to sing.

Though Patton takes the drama a little far (not as bad as Peeping Tom, but still), Mondo Cane is proof that Patton is much, much more than an epileptic fish-dance. - Leah Sottile

Recommended download "Il Cielo in Una Stanza"

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Join Our Newsletter

Latest in Sound Features

  • Hot Hot Heat

    Hot Hot Heat

    Coolio, Larry and His Flask, Hell's Belles ... here's our take on the bands playing WinterFest
    • Feb 14, 2018
  • Musical Haven

    Musical Haven

    Escape the weight of the world with "Celtgrass" jams from Irish band We Banjo 3
    • Feb 8, 2018
  • Pick's Indie Rock Breakup Playlist Picks

    Pick's Indie Rock Breakup Playlist Picks

    Because Valentine's Day is actually Singles Awareness Day for some—but music helps
    • Feb 8, 2018
  • More »

More by Source Weekly

  • Little Bites: Thanksgiving Dinner is Served! Restaurants that will cook for you on Thursday

    Little Bites: Thanksgiving Dinner is Served! Restaurants that will cook for you on Thursday

    While many of us are going to be slaving over stoves, stuffing, brining or the always fun deep-frying our butterball turkeys this Thursday, there are options for those who don't feel like sticking their hands in the cavity of a 20-pound bird or cutting up the neck to stew some gravy. For all of you who would rather have a skilled chef prepare your fixins, here's a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner, courtesy of Visit Bend.
    • Nov 16, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

© 2018 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation