"Out There" or "Weird" Bands

Discussion in 'Music' started by exhibita, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. exhibita

    exhibita Member

    YogaOf Love created a thread on "Bands that are out there"

    So I decided to start a new one with a different title.

    I'll start with a weird band I think is quite interesting.

    The Residents. http://www.residents.com
     
  2. exhibita

    exhibita Member

    YogaOfLove:

    i like to listen to a lot of music that is basically just out there or weird, and most of my friends dont like it, but i was wondering if any of you guys listen to some good bands that have a unique sound.
    some of my favorite bands are small time ones whos cds i bought in the dollar bin, but man they sound amazing!

    Any Suggestions?


    exhibita:


    The debut 'Meet The Residents' is a good starting point or maybe the more broader audience friendly 'Wormwood' and 'Residue Deux'.
     
  3. Mui

    Mui Senior Member

  4. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    Melt Banana-Tokyo desconstructionalists

    US Maple-former Chicago desconstructionalists

    Brainiac-90's Ohio desconstructionalists
     
  5. Mui

    Mui Senior Member

    melt banana is awesome.
     
  6. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    I agree, I'll never forget the first time I saw them...seeing these 2 tiny japanese women and 2 tiny japanese men making this crazy intense noise....after every song "sank you"

    They are touring the US again this spring
     
  7. exhibita

    exhibita Member

  8. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    Sunburned Hand of The Man would qualify, their last album Rare Wood was very fucked up
     
  9. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

  10. exhibita

    exhibita Member

  11. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    Theres always The Fall


    Godspeed You Black Emperor

    The Faint is kind of weird
     
  12. RFyellow

    RFyellow Member

    As soon as I saw the topic of this thread I immediately though of "The Residents." :)
     
  13. exhibita

    exhibita Member

  14. jack_helltoy

    jack_helltoy Member

    Focus were a pretty unusual and inventive band that came out the Netherlands in the early and mid 70s.
    http://www.officialfocushomepage.nl/focushistory.htm

    Yodelling instead of vocals.. Instrumentals that sounded like classical music but with beautiful guitar work by Jan Akkerman..

    You can have a listen to their best work here...
    http://www.zolderkamer.net/Muziek/Focus/

    Hocus Pocus (the yodelling song) - was their one and only 'hit'.
    Sylvia - is a beautiful guitar driven instrumental (I think there's some chanting or something in it but its an instrumental). It's the polar opposite of Hocus Pocus.
    House of the King - sounds medieval-ish and not unlike Jethro Tull's best stuff with its flute work and acoustic break.
     
  15. exhibita

    exhibita Member

  16. exhibita

    exhibita Member

    Thanks. :) It's been a very long time since I last heard this.
    I think House of the King resembles JT.
    I'd rank Focus as progressive or psychedelic. Very tasteful weird.

    Then there's the Butthole Surfers. http://www.buttholesurfers.com
    Catigorized as "Butthole" in their mp3 downloads but I think psychedelic punk might be an accurate term.
     
  17. Moonglow

    Moonglow Member

    Hi Seamonster - I thought I was the only person who listened to The Fall - awesome band aren't they? I have never come across anyone who listens to them before.
     
  18. miami musician

    miami musician Senior Member

  19. Unkle_John

    Unkle_John Member

  20. exhibita

    exhibita Member

    Bill T. Miller
    Who is also in: Out Of Band Experience, Kings Of Feedback. Orgy Of Noise, etc...

    http://billtmiller.com/
     

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