Mike Patton and Uri Caine will be performing “Forgotten Songs” in Italy in under a week. We now know what the “Forgotten Songs” are, including Mr. Bungle, Slayer, and the debut of a new Patton song.
On the 25th and 26th of May, Mike Patton and Uri Caine will be performing “Forgotten Songs” at the Angelica Festival in Italy. Until today we knew that they’d be performing a collection of older songs, but not what they’d be performing. Well now we do, there’s a collection of 34 songs dating back to the 19th century, as well as a song from the upcoming collaboration between Patton and Jean-Claude Vanier. There are also a number of artists and songs that will be performed that Patton is familiar with.
Edit: The first night’s show has been performed, you can now listen to Mike Patton and Uri Caine’s “Forgotten Songs” – 25 May 2018.
Whilst we know the songs we don’t know which night they’ll be performed on, with each night’s performance being unique.
Let’s have a look at some of the songs we’re familiar with.
The most obvious link is performing a Mr. Bungle song “Retrovertigo” from California (1999) with the song and lyrics written by Trevor Dunn, and Scalinatella by Roberto Murolo Patton’s that appeared on Patton’s Mondo Cane (2010). When we look at collaborations, the late 2017 collaboration with Alain Johannes of Connie Converse’s “How Sad, How Lovely” is in the list, as well as “Heaven on Their Minds”, from Jesus Christ Superstar, which Patton recently performed with DJ Qbert.
As far as other artists that Mike Patton is familiar with, he’s included two songs by Nino Rota, who wrote “The Godfather” which was covered on Fantômas’ The Director’s Cut (2001). Rota’s “Pin Penin” is in the list and was included in a number of songs Patton spun when he appeared on radio with Henry Rollins last year. Also from that same playlist with Henry Rollins is Chet Baker’s “The Thrill Is Gone”. And last in our list is Slayer’s “Reign in Blood”, that featured Fantômas and Dead Cross band-mate Dave Lombardo on drums.
Mike Patton and Uri Caine’s “Forgotten Songs”
- Gnossienne #1 by Erik Satie (1890)
- Serenity by Charles Ives (1919)
- La Première Prière du Derviche by Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff & Thomas Aleksandrovič de Hartmann (1925/1927)
- The Thrill is Gone by Chet Baker (1931) – Music by Ray Henderson, Lyrics by Lew Brown
- La Femme 100 Têtes (After Max Ernst) – Slowly by George Antheil (1933)
- Vocalise-Etude by Olivier Messiaen (1935)
- Begin the Beguine by Sammy Davis Jr. (1938) – Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
- Scalinatella by Roberto Murolo (1948) – Music by Giuseppe Cioffi, Lyrics by Enzo Bonagura
- A Flower by John Cage (1950)
- Chuncho (The Forest Creatures) by Yma Sumac (1953)
- Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona (1954)
- How Sad, How Lovely by Connie Converse (1954/1956)
- Una Sigaretta by Fred Buscaglione & Leo Chiosso (1959)
- Bevete Piu’ Latte by Nino Rota (1962)
- Drinking Again by Doris Tauber (1962) – Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
- Oh Death by Dock Boggs (1963)
- The Homeless Wanderer by Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (1963)
- Que He Sacado Con Quererte by Violeta Parra (1964)
- Wonderful by The Beach Boys (1967) – Music by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks
- Le Samourai by François de Roubaix (1967) – Orchestration by Eric Demarsan
- Sotira D’Amore – Adriano Celentano & Luciano Beretta & Miki Del Prete (1969)
- L’Armée des Ombres – Thème de Gerbier by Eric Demarsan (1969)
- Heaven on Their Minds (From Jesus Christ Superstar) by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1970)
- Dirt by The Stooges (1970)
- Theme from the Persuaders by John Barry (1971)
- The Tale by Meredith Monk(1973)
- They Won’t Go When I Go by Stevie Wonder (1973/1974)
- Theme from the Conversation by David Shire (1974)
- Better Off Dead by Elton John (1975) – Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
- Pin Penin by Nino Rota (1976)
- Reign in Blood by Slayer (1986)
- Vuelvo Al Sur by Astor Piazzolla (1988) – Lyrics by Fernando E. Solanas
- Retrovertigo – Mr. Bungle (1999) – Music by Trevor Dunn
- Chansons D’Amour by Jean-Claude Vannier & Mike Patton (2018)
Watch Mike Patton Perform “Heaven On Their Minds” with DJ Qbert