Mr. Bungle – featuring original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton and Trey Spruance with Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) – have posted (through Ipecac Recordings) a cover of “USA,” the track made famous by Scottish punk rock legends The Exploited. Check out the anthem below.
In addition, Mr. Bungle have released a limited edition t-shirt (pictured below) via their web store, which will only be offered through Independent Day.
Mr. Bungle are donating 100% of the proceeds from both the song and limited edition T-shirt to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, through the 4th of July.
Regarding the new cover, Spruance notes:
Doesn’t matter what part of the political spectrum you are on, everyone at some point has said ‘F**k the USA.’ The closest thing we have to a universal sentiment.
Ipecac Recordings co-owner Greg Werckman adds:
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.