General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners

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General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners
Studio album by Mike Patton & The X-Ecutioners
Released February 5, 2005
Genre Experimental hip hop
Length 46:41
Label Ipecac Recordings (IPC60)
Producer Mike Patton
Mike Patton & The X-Ecutioners chronology
Revolutions
(2004)
General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners
(2005)
Ground Xero
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Stylus Magazine 3/5 stars [2]

General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners is 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.

Production[edit]

The album was produced over a course of two years.[1] The X-Ecutioners built the album's basic tracks around samples from albums and films suggested by Mike Patton, who finalized the album.[1]

Style[edit]

The album's musical style draws from free jazz and glitch.[1] 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.[1] One of the larger samples includes dialog from actors John Hillerman and Dennis Olivieri, taken from the soundtrack of the film "The Naked Ape."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "X-Men Doctrine and Declaration: Target=40:40:11N 73:56:38W"   1:30
2. "General P. Counterintelligence: Target=37:47:36N 122:33:17W"   0:40
3. "¡Get Up, Punk! 0200 Hrs. (Joint Special Operations Task Force)"   3:38
4. "Roc Raida: Riot Control Agent / Combat Stress Control"   2:05
5. "Improvised Explosive Device 0300 Hrs."   0:36
6. "¡Vaqueros y Indios! (Joint Special Operations Task Force)"   1:52
7. "Precision Guided Needle-Dropping and Larynx Munitions (PGNDLM)"   1:55
8. "Duelling Banjo Marching Drill"   1:54
9. "Battle Hymn of the Technics Republic"   1:11
10. "¡Fire in the Hole! 0400 Hrs. (Joint Special Operations Task Force)"   2:14
11. "Convulsive Antidote for Nerve Agent Autoinjector (CANAA)"   0:43
12. "Modified Combined Obstacle Overlay (MCOO) …or... "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Turntables""   2:41
13. "Surprise Swing Insurgency / Tabla and Tongue Twist Counterattack / "Dragon Seeks Path""   3:41
14. "¡Kamikaze! 0500 Hrs. ("Take a Piece of Me")"   2:16
15. ""We'll Paint This Town" -- Throat and Phonograph Fire Support Coordination Measures (TPFSCM)"   1:40
16. "Imitative Electromagnetic Deception (IED) / Digital Nonsecure Voice Terminal (DNVT)"   0:21
17. "A.W.O.L. Block Party Brawl 0600 Hrs."   1:50
18. "Eastside Multichannel Tactical Scratch Communications (EMTSC)"   1:41
19. "¡Pimps Up, Aces High! 0700 Hrs. (Westside Swashbuckling Parade)"   1:28
20. "Warcry / Infrared R'n'B Hallucination / Jungle Operations Exfiltration System"   3:02
21. "L.O.L. - ¡Loser on Line! (Hate the Player, Hate the Game)"   3:34
22. "Low Altitude Vocal Parachute Extraction System (LAVPES)"   1:04
23. "Battle Damage Assessment and Repair / White Flag Surrender / "Wake Me Up in Heaven""   4:52
Total length:
46:41

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.

Personnel[edit]

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