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What year are we in? Patton teams up with Kid Koala and Wolfmother alumni

September 29, 2009

As Michael Bolger noted in the Comments, Mike Patton joined long-time collaborator Kid Koala and his latest project The Slew on stage at The Independent, San Francisco on 25 September. Amazingly, given his infamous immortalised on YouTube comments about the Australian band, The Slew also features Chris Ross and Myles Heskett, who until very recently were the rhythm section of Wolfmother.
Footage from the gig:

Patton on Wolfmother:

Photo Gallery from the show here.
More on The Slew here and here.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. lola permalink
    September 29, 2009 2:03 pm

    the slew is a very nice collaboration. the slew give away their album here

  2. September 29, 2009 4:13 pm

    to be fair.. he disliked the bands taste, not the members! also, this is much better than that shit they were playing

  3. Andrew permalink
    September 29, 2009 4:24 pm

    It still stands because I find the performance in the first clip to be sort of annoying.

    Sort of why FNM is the only Patton project I’m interested in.

    • Michael Bolger permalink
      September 29, 2009 11:38 pm

      I loved the sounds that Patton made when he did that short cover of that Lady What’shername song and wish that he would do more stuff like that when he ventures out into hip-hop or turntablism social circles.

      I think that was my biggest problem with Peeping Tom. Patton can easily run circles around Eminem, but I just don’t see him delivering the goods on that record.

      Then again, it says something that Patton can experiment in those genres. I really don’t see that many hip-hop or turntablism kids asking Sebastian Bach or James Hetfield to come out and jam with them.

      • September 30, 2009 4:16 am

        I’m sorry and please don’t think me rude but I’ve got to say something. I’m a listener of all music, in which Faith No More and the bands winding back roads are largely responsible, but Patton can not touch Eminem. If you mean as far as being interesting and everlasting then I’ll give it to you, but Em has an impeccable flow which is really difficult to even be on the same level with. Peeping Tom was good, not great as many of the other projects are, but good enough for a pop concept. A lot of the jams stand alone and the album flows nicely. Some of the lyrics feel very rushed and we can only assume that he got tired of talking about it and probably put out an incomplete project, who knows?? And I’m not trying to call you out or say you have no idea what you’re talking about, Patton has an incredible range, but Em is one trick pony who knows that trick inside and out and performs it flawlessly.

  4. Michael Bolger permalink
    September 30, 2009 6:07 pm

    No offense taken and even though I have no interest whatsoever in having the “my rockstar can kick your rockstar’s ass” message board conversation, I think you proved my point for me.

    Does Patton have a lyrically higher skill set than Em? That’s debatable. I think Patton can experiment with all these different & weird sounds and fuse them together in a way we haven’t heard before. Look at “Goodbye Sober Day” He goes from carnival music to chanting (Buddhist? Can’t say for sure) to monkey chanting to death metal and then back to carnival type music.

    Has he ever put out even just a single song that’s more lyrically accomplished (from a hip-hop perspective) than Em? Absolutely not. On this we agree.

    And that’s my point. I think if he really wanted to, he could put out another record, as Peeping Tom, Crudo, or whatever, that could be the most creative hip-hop, turntablism, whatever you want to call it, album of the year.

    That record is still inside of you, Patton. Don’t give up on it.

    • September 30, 2009 7:52 pm

      I didn’t make any statement that would lead one to think I was involved in a pissing contest and I never proved any point for you nor did I try.

      Maynard is God fans come around from the dark side and still get uppity.

  5. Firsa permalink
    October 1, 2009 1:50 am

    Thanks for posting this. I like the hug at the end of the Slew video. Looks like it’s all water under the bridge now… Good stuff.

  6. October 1, 2009 2:50 am

    hey, i really like that video…because i took it! hahaha. i’m just glad to see that other people are enjoying it too.

    • Michael Bolger permalink
      October 1, 2009 5:39 pm

      Thanks for being there to capture the moment and thanks again for sharing.

  7. October 4, 2009 2:07 pm

    Kinda reminds me of Melvins working with Jello Biafra. They did a lot of dissing on Jello back in the day. Go listen to the interview with Melvins. Buzzo (or was it Mark D?) calls Jello a “Talentless Boob”.

  8. October 8, 2009 2:37 pm

    I found two tracks by The Slew on a few weeks back and have been loving them, so this collaboration is exciting news! Thanks Lola for the album link, will definitely grab that later.

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