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Old 06-19-2010, 04:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I haven't heard The Godz and Negativland. I'll look into it.
But Jandek, oh my... I only have two of his incredibly long list of albums, one of them being Six and Six (1981). My initial reaction was - WTF is this? At first I was fascinated, but then it became unbearable (I'm not sure if that's a bad or a good thing). The other album that I have, You Walk Alone (1988) is much more accessible.
I've got a link for that album by The Godz if you want me to PM you it?

And haha, I've heard none of those two Jandek albums, but my initial reaction to the one I first heard was the same basically - I was totally baffled by it. I still wouldn't regard myself as even a fan of Jandek, I think I'll need to spend a lot more time with his music before it truly clicks with me (if indeed, it ever will!).
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Almost anything by Boredoms, the earlier the weirder usually. I guess Pop Tatari is pretty weird.
That's a good shout, I think they're probably up there with the most innovative bands of the last 20 years. There's some other Japanese bands that are really out there too - I'm mostly thinking of Fushitsusha and White Heaven. I've heard nothing like those two bands.
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've got a link for that album by The Godz if you want me to PM you it?
A PM would be nice. Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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some of the strangest things I've heard...

The Red Krayola - God Bless The Red Krayola & All Who Sail With It
The Godz - Contact With The High Godz
Negativland - Escape From Noise
Butthole Surfers - any of their 80s albums/eps
The Pop Group - Y
Half Japanese - Sing No Evil

also, the majority of Jandek's music (that I've heard, which is probably about 5% of his whole discography) is very strange and uncompromising.
I found that album a bit odd, but it's definitely not as odd as Orgasm by Cromagnon.

And Godz 2 has an absolutely terrific track, to say the very least.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've still not listened to Cromagnon, I'll need to check that out.

dankstra, I'll PM the link just now
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i second the butthole Surfers....especially Locust Abortion Technician

will have to look into The Godz....i just read about them and they great

i think Caroliner Rainbow is up there for absolute absurdity....as well as pretty much all of Nurse With Wound's "music
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Weirdest....well.....
1. Frank Zappa
2. Dr. Nerve
3. Thinking Plague
4. U Totem
5.Unexpect
6. Eric Dolphy
7. 5uu's
8. Arnold Schoenberg
9. Elliot Carter
10. MF Doom
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:48 AM   #19 (permalink)
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The two bands I'll mention I've been listening for too long that I was beginning to take their strangeness for granted.

The first is Swans in their 80's period. When I heard them for the first time it was the darkest and the most nihilistic, self-negating, self-loathing music I've ever heard, the most personal, desperate prayer. And it still is, be it in the form of a very assaulting and aggressive noise of their first album Filth or through very slow, repetitive, hypnotic beats of Greed and Holy Money.




The second band so obviously belongs in this thread that I'm surprised somebody didn't mention them already, of course - The Residents, one of the most unique, weird, mysterious and bizarre bands with a great sense of humor. First albums I've heard by them were probably the weirdest - Not Available, Eskimo and Meet the Residents.




Speaking of The Residents, I was discovering some interesting bands from their label Ralph Records. Renaldo and the Loaf and Snakefinger are probably the weirdest and that is not a coincidence. They were influenced by The Residents the most. Renaldo and the Loaf are hilarious, they sound like Mickey Mouse on speed.

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The second band so obviously belongs in this thread that I'm surprised somebody didn't mention them already, of course - The Residents, one of the most unique, weird, mysterious and bizarre bands with a great sense of humor. First albums I've heard by them were probably the weirdest - Not Available, Eskimo and Meet the Residents.
The Residents are actually mentioned on the first page, just not in elaborate detail. I guess you didn't catch the mention of their eskimo album .. Snakefinger sometimes played with them by the way.

I think the weirdest music I hear is old stuff like Vampires of Dartmoore, Cromagnon (thanks Anteater) and Amon Düül. The problem is, while weird, it's also often rather unpleasant to listen to or simply boring, for example Amon Düül's Psychedelic Underground. I like The Residents for the fact they are weird as well as listenable (usually) ..

What I've heard from Swans was also a bit boring. I get a bit tired of the fact that weird almost always means eerie or spooky. That's not necessarily a feeling which is very hard to evoke in people, I think. Neither do I think it really requires vast amount of creativity compared to other ways of being creative with music. Samla Mammas Manna, Gentle Giant, Tom Waits and Frank Zappa are/were weird, but I get the feeling they won't count since they didn't try to creep everyone out all the time.
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