Trey Spruance on Mr. Bungle
This interview was conducted in 2012. Here you can read in its entirety. What follows is the bit about MB.
3b: Will Mr Bungle reform?
Trey: Unfortunately it’s a question I can’t answer ’cause I don’t know the answer.
3b: But do you want Mr Bungle to reform?
Trey: I never thought that it shouldn’t but I have understood, also, that there are reasons why it shouldn’t. But sometimes it seems that that’s not really the issue anymore, to be honest it’s more like if we think of it as if nothing has changed. With Mr Bungle, even in 1997, we wouldn’t have made an album unless we were inspired to do it, unless there is a reason to do it. So, the real answer would be that, if we were to do that, it would be because there was an inspiration to do it. We would never do a fucking reunion tour, that would never happen – we all agree that for sure, why the fuck would we do that? But if we had some sort of creative spark, if there was some reason to collaborate again – that’s the only thing that would make it all happen again.
3b: Do you feel like you are a child of Mr Bungle – musically, spiritually speaking? Or Mr Bungle is just a past chapter in your life and you evolved from that point?
Trey: I feel like there were a lot of things in Mr Bungle that were sort of in a nucleus stage that I’m working with now. I would hesitate to think of myself as a child of Mr Bungle spiritually, I would hope that it was the other way around, but when I hear it I think that these things are in their seed form and there’s a lot of different ways that those could go. To me, there are endless possibilities to Mr Bungle’s “future” as a band, if it were a creative entity. There’s no limit – conceptually, musically – with that band.
3b: So is this good news for Mr Bungle fans?
Trey: Probably not, I don’t think so. They can’t really get their hopes up about it. It’s one of the intangible things about creative inspiration – nobody can predict if that would ever happen.
3b: But at least you don’t put aside that idea.
Trey: I don’t and I don’t think Mike does anymore either but not everybody is on the same opinion about it.