Mr. Bungle have released a cover of The Exploited‘s “USA.“ 100% of the proceeds from the track and the band’s new limited edition shirt will be donated to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund through July 4.
Guitarist Trey Spruance commented:
“Doesn’t matter what part of the political spectrum you are on, everyone at some point has said ‘Fuck the USA.’ The closest thing we have to a universal sentiment.”
Ipecac Recordings co-owner Greg Werckman added:
“This is a song that resonates and speaks to the country that Ipecac calls home. Over 100,000 US citizens are dead from the pandemic. At the same time protective masks have turned into a political football and no one has a grasp on testing. Racism continues to rear its ugly head. Police brutality spikes, unemployment spikes, depression spikes and ‘our’ ego driven elected officials don’t seem to care. We need to do a better job of looking out for each other. MusiCares looks after all of us in the music community.”