Mr. Bungle is now streaming their performance of "Eracist" from their Halloween 2020 livestream show The Night They Came Home. The full show comes out on June 11 as a live album of the same name, and you can check out the performance above.
"'Eracist' is a unique song in the Raging Wrath book," said bassist Trevor Dunn. "There was no initial demo, only a 'moshy' riff that Patton had come up with in the '80s that Trey somehow remembered. Once that was unearthed, Patton completed the tune with a double-time bridge and some lyrics about erasure and denial.
"It seems to me that it somehow feels contemporary while fitting in with our teenage songwriting style. I guess that's because it was written over a span of 35 years! You may notice that it's one of the only songs on the 'demo' that actually has a vocal melody. Back in the '80s we were mostly thinking about drums and guitar, which of course, is really all that metal is about."
The Night They Came Home was directed by Jack Bennett. The album will be available as a CD + Blu-Ray, CD + DVD, VHS, and digitally. The CD features remastered audio, while the film features Mr. Bungle’s performance, Neil Hamburger’s opening set, three official music videos for "Raping Your Mind", "Eracist", and "Sudden Death"), and extended behind-the-scenes footage. The VHS release, limited to 1,000 collectible copies, is an edited, performance-only portion of the film.
Pre-orders are available here. The track list for the show is as follows.
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Fred Rogers cover)
- Anarchy Up Your Anus
- Raping Your Mind
- Bungle Grind
- Hell Awaits/Summer Breeze (Slayer/Seals & Croft medley/cover)
- World Up My Ass (Circle Jerks cover)
- Glutton For Punishment
- Hypocrites/Habla Español O Muere (S.O.D. cover)
- Spreading The Thighs of Death
- Loss for Words
- Sudden Death
- Loss of Control (Van Halen cover)