Mondo Cane

Mondo Cane
Mondo Cane

Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane is a new entity for the inimitable vocalist that marries his instrument-like voice with a 40-piece orchestra, choir and band.


While Patton is known for a employing a wide variety of incarnations, Mondo Cane is unlike any of his previous projects.  First, and most obviously, Mondo Cane is an Italian language release.  Secondly it finds the singer paying homage to other songwriters, a first for the front man of bands as original and influential as Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk and Fantomas.  Discussing the eleven-song album, Patton explained “My purpose in revisiting these pieces is not to relive the past, not for nostalgia, but more to illustrate through modern and adventurous interpretation exactly how vital and important this music still is.”


The collection includes The Blackmen’s Urlo Negro, a late 60’s song about the Civil Rights struggle, to Gino Paoli’s Senza Fine, made famous by Connie Francis, and on to Patton’s beloved Morricone who penned Deep Down for the film Danger: Diabolik in 1968.


The track listing for Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane:

1. Il Cielo In Una Stanza (Gino Paoli)

2. Che Notte! (Fred Buscaglione)

3. Ore D’Amore (Fred Bongusto)

4. Deep Down (Ennio Morricone)

5. Quello Che Conta (Luigi Tenco)

6. Urlo Negro (The Blackmen)

7. Scalinatella (Enzo Bonagura)

8. L’Uomo Che Non Sapeva Amare (Nico Fidenco)

9. 20 KM Al Giorno (Nicola Arigliano)

10.   Ti Offro Da Bere (Gianni Morandi)

11.   Senza Fine (Gino Paoli)


Mondo Cane musicians:


Mike Patton: Voice

Orchestra “Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini”

Conducted By Aldo Sisillo




Roy Paci: Trumpet

Enri: Hammond, Clavinet, Farfisa, Moog

Gege Munari: Drums


Vincenzo Vasi: Theremin, Electronics

Alessandro “Asso” Stefana: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin

Riccardo Onori: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

Antonio Borghini: Electric Bass, Double Bass

Fabrizio Aiello: Percussion


Choir “Coralli Di Torino”:

Roberta Magnetti: Voice

Elena Bacciolo: Voice

Roberta Bacciolo: Voice

Silvano Borgatta: Voice

Beppe Gismondi: Voice


Recorded at:

The Theatro Rossini Di Lugo Teatro Comunale Di Modena

The Piazzale Delle Terme Berzieri, Salsomaggiore, Italy; During Angelica Festival Internazionale Di Musica, 17th Edition




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