Mike Patton has always had a love affair with foreign languages particularly Italian and Spanish. There is no doubt this multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter has no creative limit at all. This is very evident in all his musical ventures from Mr.Bungle, Faith No More, Fantômas etc…. I did some research and collected a hand full of songs he did in Español.
Mr.Patton’s impact in Latin America is huge, particularly in Chile. His god like respect even sparked a heavily influenced band from Santiago called “Chancho en Piedra.” I think there is no place in the world that Mike does not leave his mark. But I assure you that he could tour Latin America for the rest of his life and never have to do another thing.
One day I hope to see him cover great latin American artists like Jose Jose, Julio Jaramillo, Sandro, and Angeles Negros. Until then I leave you with Señor Patton’s Spanish selections, enjoy.
Mr. Bungle : Welcome Back (Spanish)
Faith No More : Evidence (Spanish)
Mike Patton & Zu : Live Chile
Tomahawk : Desastre Natural
Mike Patton : Gracias Gracias Gracias