General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners

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Intro & Info

A collaboration album released by Mike Patton and New York City's Hip Hop DJ trio The X-Ecutioners. It was released on February 5, 2005 through Ipecac Recordings, and was entirely produced by Mike Patton.

The collaboration came about after both factions performed a few improvisational live shows together.

With the sweet scent of chemistry soon wafting through the air, it was decided to take it a step further - collaborate on a full-on recording.

Patton supplied the X-Men (as they are also known) with select records from his collection to build 'blocks of sound' with, before the singer added overdubs and concentrated on whipping the sounds into full-fledged arrangements. What followed is the first recording that Patton has ever recorded and mixed into his own computer, without the aid of anyone else.

Production & Style

The album was produced over a course of two years. The X-Ecutioners built the album's basic tracks around samples from albums and films suggested by Mike Patton, who finalized the album.

The album's musical style draws from Free Jazz and glitch.

It is themed around a war between the two vastly different musical styles.

The album contains various samples from uncredited films, including kung fu movies and Dirty Harry.

One of the larger samples includes dialog from actors John Hillerman and Dennis Olivieri, taken from the soundtrack of the film "The Naked Ape."

Track Listing

1. "X-Men Doctrine and Declaration", Time 1:30.

2. "General P. Counterintelligence", Time 0:40.

3. "¡Get Up, Punk! 0200 Hrs. (Joint Special Operations Task Force)", Time 3:38.

4. "Roc Raida: Riot Control Agent / Combat Stress Control", Time 2:05.

5. "Improvised Explosive Device 0300 Hrs.", Time 0:36.

6. "¡Vaqueros y Indios! (Joint Special Operations Task Force)", Time 1:52.

7. "Precision Guided Needle-Dropping and Larynx Munitions (PGNDLM)", Time 1:55.

8. "Duelling Banjo Marching Drill", Time 1:54.

9. "Battle Hymn of the Technics Republic", Time 1:11.

10. "¡Fire in the Hole! 0400 Hrs. (Joint Special Operations Task Force)", Time 2:14.

11. "Convulsive Antidote for Nerve Agent Autoinjector (CANAA)", Time 0:43.

12. "Modified Combined Obstacle Overlay (MCOO) …or... How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Turntables", Time 2:41.

13. "Surprise Swing Insurgency / Tabla and Tongue Twist Counterattack / Dragon Seeks Path", Time 3:41.

14. "¡Kamikaze! 0500 Hrs. ("Take a Piece of Me")", Time 2:16.

15. "We'll Paint This Town -- Throat and Phonograph Fire Support Coordination Measures (TPFSCM)", Time 1:40.

16. "Imitative Electromagnetic Deception (IED) / Digital Nonsecure Voice Terminal (DNVT)", Time 0:21.

17. "A.W.O.L. Block Party Brawl 0600 Hrs.", Time 1:50.

18. "Eastside Multichannel Tactical Scratch Communications (EMTSC)", Time 1:41.

19. "¡Pimps Up, Aces High! 0700 Hrs. (Westside Swashbuckling Parade)", Time 1:28.

20. "Warcry / Infrared R'n'B Hallucination / Jungle Operations Exfiltration System", Time 3:02.

21. "L.O.L. - ¡Loser on Line! (Hate the Player, Hate the Game)", Time 3:34.

22. "Low Altitude Vocal Parachute Extraction System (LAVPES)", Time 1:04.

23. "Battle Damage Assessment and Repair / White Flag Surrender / Wake Me Up in Heaven", Time 4:52.

All lyrics by Mike Patton, published by Mal di Golda (ASCAP).

Produced, arranged and mixed at Vulcan Studios, San Francisco, California.

Mastered at Oasis Mastering, Los Angeles, California.

External Links

General Patton vs the X-Ecutioners on Ipecac Recordings