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  • Faith No More's Mike Patton to Release Mondo Cane on May 4

    Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:23:58

    Faith No More's Mike Patton to Release Mondo Cane on May 4 - The quirky crooner to sing Italian oldies

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    Mike Patton is about as predictable as the mood swings of someone with a severe case of bipolar disorder. The prolific Faith No More frontman is releasing Mondo Cane, via his own Ipecac Records, on May 4. It's not just another Patton project; it's a collection Italian oldies, which shouldn't surprise Patton disciples, since he was married to an Italian artist and is said to be fluent in the language.

    Mondo Cane will feature a 40-piece orchestra, a choir and back- up band. Patton will sing a host of Italian-language songs from the '50s and '60s. The disc will also feature a several covers: Blackmen's "Urlo Negro," which was recorded in the '60s and is about the struggle for civil rights; Gino Paoli's "Senza Fine," which was also recorded by Connie Francis four decades ago; and "Deep Down," written by Ennio Morricone for the 1986 film, Danger: Diabolik.

    In addition to Faith No More, who are touring together again, Patton keeps busy with an array of side projects, including Mr. Bungle, Tomahwak and Fantomas, among others. We wonder if Patton will ever pull out a Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin gem, like "Volare" or "That's Amore." We sincerely doubt it, but it's fun to think about.

    The track listing for Mondo Cane is as follows:

    Il Cielo In Una Stanza
    Che Notte!
    Ore D'Amore
    Deep Down
    Quello Che Conta
    Urlo Negro
    L'Uomo Che Non Sapeva Amare
    20 KM Al Giorno
    Ti Offro Da Bere
    Senza Fine

    Can Mike Patton do any wrong in your eyes?

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