Mike Patton Interview
𝘿𝙚𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙈𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙤𝙣
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𝗜. 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗡𝗼 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘂𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀?
No, not really. Too bad. I think people are pretty short sighted to view what I’ve done as seeking pleasures elsewhere, as a dragor even criminal behaviour at times. They probably see me as some sort of musical adulterer. I’m way over feeling guilty about that shit, but for a while i did. I was a kid and i was really enthusiastic about it. It still doesn’t make a lot of sense to alot of people, but it’s something i have to do.
𝟮. 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?
I’m not that self-absorbed. One of the great things about playing music is the opportunity to work with new people. Unless I’m putting myself on a limb, personally I don’t feel too satisfied with what I’m doing.
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙘?
In my early 20’s, I had got to the point when I realized all I had played in were rock bands. I thought I could do other things with my voice and put it into contexts that have nothing to do with rock music at all. There’s a whole world out there and it’s your responsibility to go out there and find some good shit.
4. 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 𝙕𝙤𝙧𝙣 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙈𝙧. 𝘽𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙗𝙪𝙢 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙫𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙞𝙣 𝙫𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨. 𝙒𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙚 𝙖 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪?
When he produced ‘Mr. Bungle’, it was a really comfortable fit and we’ve been friends ever since. He was certainly one of the main people who have made a huge impact on my musical life without a doubt. He put me in many comprising positions and held my hand so to speak, that’s the only way you can learn.
𝟱. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴?
Yeah. Anything that was disgusting and had to do with Satan, and splattered with blood and guts. I went through phases like that and I still do, I guess. My ears get turned on to something and I devour it the best I can, I get as much as i can by a certain artist and do my research.
𝟲. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗜𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗰 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀, 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻?
Yeah, to put out good music that doesn’t otherwise have a home. And there’s a lot of it out there. After a while, I realized it was made by most of my friends and people who had been on major labels and indies, and were still making incredible music but didn’t have any comfortable place to put it.
𝟳. 𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗶𝗻𝘀?
Definitely. They’re one of the few rock bands I can still listen to. They continue to amaze me, I tell Buzz this all the time. Each album is its own little universe. The Melvins have been in-between labeles all their fucking lives, lifers in music need a place to go too.
𝟴. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘀?
Fantomas is thoroughly, hyper-composed. Every little sound, every little scrape, every cough is meant to be that way. We would rehearse it and play it the same way every night precisely. Music’s about detail and if the details aren’t right, what’s the point?
𝟵. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗼𝗺 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿?
We were interested in the project. I gave everyone a few rough, home-made ideas to see which direction we’d take it. It didn’t sound like anything I’ve done before.
𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂?
I don’t know, and that’s why I feel like I have to jump on while I can and get the most out of doing it. I do feel confident and good that this is my life. There is nothing remotely close I could think to occupy my time with. my dick could fall off at any time.