Mr. Bungle Release First Recorded Music Since 1999, A Cover Of The Exploited’s USA
Mr. Bungle’s first recorded music since 1999 has arrived: a cover of The Exploited’s USA, with 100 per cent of proceeds being donated to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The band – Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance, Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo – are also releasing a limited-edition charity T‑shirt to accompany the release of USA, which can be purchased here up until July 4.
“Doesn’t matter what part of the political spectrum you are on, everyone at some point has said, ‘Fuck the USA,’” says Trey. “The closest thing we have to a universal sentiment.”
“This is a song that resonates and speaks to the country that Ipecac calls home,” adds Ipecac Recordings Co-owner Greg Werckman. “Over 100,000 U.S. citizens are dead from the pandemic. At the same time protective masks have turned into a political football and no one has a grasp on testing. Racism continues to rear its ugly head. Police brutality spikes, unemployment spikes, depression spikes and ‘our’ ego driven elected officials don’t seem to care.
“We need to do a better job of looking out for each other. MusiCares looks after all of us in the music community.”
Stream Mr. Bungle’s cover of USA below:
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