Travolta (song)

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"Quote Unquote"
Single by Mr. Bungle
from the album Mr. Bungle
Released 1991
Format Vinyl
Genre Funk metal, avant-garde metal
Length 6:56
4:31 (single version)[1]
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Trey Spruance, Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton
Producer(s) Mr. Bungle, John Zorn
Mr. Bungle singles chronology
Sample from Mr. Bungle's "Travolta (Quote Unquote)" from the album Mr. Bungle. It was Mr. Bungle's only song to ever receive a music video.

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"Travolta" (also known as "Quote Unquote") was the first single released by American experimental band Mr. Bungle. It was featured on their self-titled debut album.[2]


Although the song was originally titled "Travolta", it was quickly changed to "Quote Unquote" due to legal threats.[3] A music video was made for "Travolta," using its later title "Quote Unquote." The video was banned from MTV due to images of the band members (dressed in various costumes and masks) hanging from meat hooks and overall scary, disturbing images.[4] The video used the single version of the song.[5]

References to John Travolta[edit]

Allmusic considers the song to be a tribute to John Travolta and fellow actor Patrick Swayze.[3] A biography about John Travolta, written by Bob McCabe, was titled "Quote, Unquote" after the song. [6] The main theme from the movie Grease, a movie John Travolta was famous for, was sampled twice in the song.[7]


  1. Quote Unquote (Edit) - 4:31
  2. Quote Unquote (Album Version) - 6:56[1]