General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners

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General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners
GeneralPattonvsTheX-Ecutioners.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 5, 2005
GenreExperimental hip hop
Length46:41
LabelIpecac Recordings (IPC60)
ProducerMike Patton
Mike Patton & The X-Ecutioners chronology
Revolutions
(2004)
General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners
(2005)
Ground Xero
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Stylus Magazine3/5 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.TitleLength
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.

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