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Mike Patton Interview

๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™Ÿ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™ž๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™ ๐™š ๐™‹๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ

[LISTEN TO A RARE (questions below๐Ÿ‘‡)

UNRELEASED FAITH NO MORE

DEMO ON DEJECTED:

๐—œ. ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ก๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€?

No, not really. Too bad. I think people are pretty short sighted to view what Iโ€™ve done as seeking pleasures elsewhere, as a dragor even criminal behaviour at times. They probably see me as some sort of musical adulterer. Iโ€™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 doesnโ€™t make a lot of sense to alot of people, but itโ€™s something i have to do.

๐Ÿฎ. ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ?

Iโ€™m not that self-absorbed. One of the great things about playing music is the opportunity to work with new people. Unless Iโ€™m putting myself on a limb, personally I donโ€™t feel too satisfied with what Iโ€™m doing.

๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™™๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ข๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™˜?

In my early 20โ€™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. Thereโ€™s a whole world out there and itโ€™s your responsibility to go out there and find some good shit.

4. ๐™…๐™ค๐™๐™ฃ ๐™•๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™š๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ˆ๐™ง. ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™—๐™ช๐™ข ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ชโ€™๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™๐™ž๐™ข ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ซ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™Ÿ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™จ. ๐™’๐™–๐™จ ๐™๐™š ๐™– ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ก๐™ช๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช?

When he produced โ€˜Mr. Bungleโ€™, it was a really comfortable fit and weโ€™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, thatโ€™s the only way you can learn.

๐Ÿฑ. ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜, ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด?

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.

๐Ÿฒ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€, ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป?

Yeah, to put out good music that doesnโ€™t otherwise have a home. And thereโ€™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 didnโ€™t have any comfortable place to put it.

๐Ÿณ. ๐—œ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ต๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€?

Definitely. Theyโ€™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.

๐Ÿด. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€?

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. Musicโ€™s about detail and if the details arenโ€™t right, whatโ€™s the point?

๐Ÿต. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

We were interested in the project. I gave everyone a few rough, home-made ideas to see which direction weโ€™d take it. It didnโ€™t sound like anything Iโ€™ve done before.

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚?

I donโ€™t know, and thatโ€™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.

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