See Mr. Bungle Play First Show in Nearly 20 Years

Last night (February 5th), spazz-metal weirdos Mr. Bungle reunited for their first show in almost two decades, and did so in typically antagonistic fashion, playing exactly zero of the songs that made them famous across major-label albums like 1991 self-titled LP and 1999’s swan song California. Instead, joined by Anthrax’s Scott Ian and thrash drum god Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits, et al), singer Mike Patton, guitarist Trey Spruance and bassist Trevor Dunn blasted through the group’s 4-track-recorded high-school demo, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, throwing in a few unreleased rarities and choice covers — of Slayer, Stormtroopers of Death, Seas & Crofts and more — for good measure.

Of course, fans had their cellphones held high to capture the historic show for posterity. See some of the better videos, as well as the full setlist and Bungle’s remaining reunion dates, below.

Mr. Bungle live dates:
February 6 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – Cattle Decapitation and Neil Hamburger open
February 7 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – The Melvins and C*nts open
February 8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Victims Family and Intestinal Disgorge open
February 10 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Full of Hell and Spotlights open
February 11 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Antidote and Cleric open
February 13 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Possessed and Neil Hamburger open

Mr. Bungle, February 5th setlist (via setlist.fm):
Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Fred Rogers cover)
Anarchy Up Your Anus
Spreading the Thighs of Death
Glutton
Malfunction
Raping Your Mind
Sit There
Bungle Grind
Meth
Evil Satan (w/ Slayer’s Hell Awaits intro)
Summer Breeze (Seals & Crofts cover)
Eracist
Cold War (Siege cover)
Hypocrites (with “La Cucaracha” tease)
Speak English or Die (Stormtroopers of Death cover with lyrics changed to “Speak Spanish or Die”)
World Up My Ass (Circle Jerks cover)
Sudden Death (w/ Faith No More’s The Real Thing intro)

Encore:
Fuck the USA (The Exploited cover)