Mr. Bungle have shared a new live video for their cover of Van Halen’s “Loss Of Control.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film “The Night They Came Home,” which will be released on June 11. That effort will feature the band’s October 31, 2020 livestream show in Eureka, CA.
Trey Spruance told Guitar World the following:
“Mr. Bungle tried to play this song in the ’90s and we scrapped it because we sucked at it. I think it worked this time for a lot of reasons. My own is that, thanks to the new Raging Wrath era, I’ve had to re-approach the guitar like I did when I was 13 and 14. It was all about Eddie Van Halen for me back then, so circling back at this moment felt really natural. Those riffs and lead parts at least are super-fun! I’m just glad Scott took the palm-mute breaks. Jesus!”
Scott Ian (also of Anthrax) added:
“I generally don’t get nervous about learning someone else’s riffs… When it’s an EVH riff it’s a whole different story. I was terrified! With ‘Loss Of Control‘ I did my best to just hold on and go for the ride. What a riff! As a fan, I’d have to say it’s a perfect song for Mr. Bungle to cover. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did getting to play it.”