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Endymion
01-15-2008, 10:14 PM
that's right, take your mundane shit elsewhere.

to kick things off, i thought i'd share my favorite beefheart song.
Captian Beefheart - My Human Gets Me Blues (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/(captain%20beefheart%20&%20the%20magic%20band)%20trout%20mask%20replica%20 %5b12%5d%20my%20human%20gets%20me%20blues.mp3)
next up, some early no-wave from new york.
James Chance & the Contortions - I Don't Want To Be Happy (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/03%20I%20Dont%20Want%20To%20Be%20Happy.mp3)
business lady is one of the bands that frequented my home sweet home: The Smell in good ol' LA.
Business Lady - Zebra South (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/03%20-%20Zebra%20South.mp3)
Business Lady - Fidgitable (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/04%20-%20Fidgitable.mp3)
silver daggers are another Smell band. enjoy this video!
Silver Daggers - Joy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5GTSz0mdY0)
and a band i just heard today, laddio bolocko
Laddio Bolocko - The Going Gong (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsr_PeCLQ5k)

now you! i'll post more later. also, if you want some particular sort of sound i'll see what i can come up with.

WebDudette
01-15-2008, 11:40 PM
I'll check out your uploads tomorrow and see if my 'weird songs' are up to par. If so I'll post some stuff.

RickyCrack
01-16-2008, 01:24 AM
Frank Zappa. Anything by Frank Zappa. I bought a copy of lumpy gravy and we're only in it for the money a few years ago. Honestly -- weirdest shit i ever heard.

yes, srsly, this is honestly one of his songs. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2jUJQdN41g)

this too -- but srsly this song is actually good. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSujPsDn42c&feature=related)

Sham
01-16-2008, 11:49 AM
Ugh, I seriously hate weird music. It always seems like it's being weird just for the SAKE of being weird. Ya' know? And that Frank Zappa song, the first one, seriously weirds me the FUCK out.

nieh
01-16-2008, 11:58 AM
It always seems like it's being weird just for the SAKE of being weird.

That is true of a lot of it, but it's very far from being true of everything.

Jakebert
01-16-2008, 12:14 PM
I'v really gotten into Captain Beefhart lately.

I haven't heard nearly as much Zappa as I should have at this point in my life.

T-6005
01-16-2008, 12:33 PM
Moon Unit Zappa is one of the most interesting names in the world, that's all I know.

XYlophonetreeZ
01-16-2008, 12:41 PM
Not to mention "Dweezil."

Bazza
01-16-2008, 03:16 PM
And that Frank Zappa song, the first one, seriously weirds me the FUCK out.
I thought it was a half decent song really. The video probably deters from the actual music. In fact I've just downloaded some Frank Zappa and it's pretty damn good!

opivy21
01-16-2008, 03:37 PM
Beefheart is good. I have Trout Mask Replica, and a few of the songs are almost unbearable, but some are brilliant.

Eh, I've never "understood" no wave. Not really my stuff.

I've never heard of Business Lady, but I really liked that. It's not too weird to put me off.

Silver Daggers sound like they could get on nerves pretty quick.

Laddio Bolocko was good, though probably not something that I would seek out on my own.

What are some artists like Quintron that have a blues tinge? I love the swampy sound.

BREAK
01-16-2008, 08:08 PM
Oxbow - Babydoll (http://www.sendspace.com/file/w50w2t)
Some truly fucked-up individuals. If you can't handle dark and ugly, stay the hell away. Their sound runs the gamut from spazzy noise, eerie post-rock and stoner metal pastiche to psychedelic acid jazz, but the vocals are just...the singer is...goddamn if he's not one of the weirdest motherfuckers ever to rock a mic. I don't even know how to describe it; half the time he sounds like he's dying, the other half like there are ants crawling out of his eyeballs or something.

Foetus - I Am Surrounded by Incompetence (http://www.sendspace.com/file/ys2onc)
Sorta no wave-ish, but comes off more like a twisted take on disco/funk rock. For those of you who don't know, this guy's been around since the early 80's making noisy stuff under various names (You've Got Foetus On Your Breath, Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, etc.) and was a huge influence on industrial music, though you wouldn't tell it by listening. This is off his debut album.

Sun Ra - Atlantis (http://www.sendspace.com/file/ak1he3)
Spacey free jazz. This guy claimed to be from Saturn and his music does admittedly have an alien quality to it. This track is 21 minutes of slashing keyboard notes being played in no order whatsoever (with a little bit of vocal chanting near the end). If you make it through, I congratulate you. You can tell Pink Floyd was influenced by this stuff when they made Ummagumma and A Saucerful of Secrets.

Endymion
01-20-2008, 10:54 PM
here's a quintron video. the last song is one of his best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYX58gmKcO8

every quintron show starts off with a puppet show by his wife. they're fucking amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZKHZWY-Rxg

Little_Miss_1565
01-21-2008, 09:11 AM
Miss Pussycat is my favorite part of Quintron shows. Other than Quintron himself, of course. I saw them open for the Cramps.

Devconn88
02-14-2008, 07:45 PM
Ween!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCzQp7avGaE

SkunkIt
02-14-2008, 09:48 PM
Johnny Cage - 4 minutes and 33 seconds (Orchestra Style)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJagb7hL0E
In the original song, he sits at a piano till it's over, doing nothing. The audience and the noise around is the music. Everyone has a different interpretation of what they heard. Since music is any sound created by a vibrating object, this is music.

Little_Miss_1565
02-14-2008, 10:03 PM
Since music is any sound created by a vibrating object, this is music.

I'm sorry, my upstairs neighbor's vibrator is NOT MUSIC.

Endymion
02-14-2008, 10:14 PM
plus, there's nothing weird about cage. he's just a controversial douche.

GreenTerror
02-14-2008, 10:55 PM
Johnny Cage - 4 minutes and 33 seconds (Orchestra Style)

I cannot be the only one who thought of Mortal Kombat here...

Jeff316
02-14-2008, 11:38 PM
hed pe is pretty weird so is dead milk man

SkunkIt
02-14-2008, 11:43 PM
plus, there's nothing weird about cage. he's just a controversial douche.

Alot of his music is awful, but not weird. I saw some of his music performed by a percussion ensemble. Screaming into a piano is fun.


I'm sorry, my upstairs neighbor's vibrator is NOT MUSIC.

It has a sound and a rhythm. Therefore, it is music. In fact, if someone really wanted to, they could make a song using nothing but vibrators of different pitches against microphones. I've seen a song played on a cactus and a microphone. I even got to play the cactus.


I cannot be the only one who thought of Mortal Kombat here...

No.

Endymion
02-14-2008, 11:50 PM
It has a sound and a rhythm. Therefore, it is music. In fact, if someone really wanted to, they could make a song using nothing but vibrators of different pitches against microphones. I've seen a song played on a cactus and a microphone. I even got to play the cactus.

whoa now, no one said a vibrator couldn't be used to create music. the statement was that just turning a vibrator on isn't music. music isn't just sound, it's a particular arrangement of sounds.

SkunkIt
02-14-2008, 11:53 PM
Oops, you're right. I was thinking of sound.

Vibrator orchestra. I wonder is Youtube has one?

Edit: Nope. :(

Double Edit: I have just come to the conclusion that I am some extent dyslexic. I must go test this theory of why I've been thinking things mixed up for the last few months.

Apathy
02-15-2008, 09:01 PM
So I just listened to Silver Daggers and they remind me of the Blue Meanies.

Like a lot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=099zybtkm7A
This video is a lot more ska-ish than they are usually. But Listen if you like.

BREAK
03-11-2008, 06:22 PM
We need more.

Clipd Beaks (http://www.myspace.com/clipdbeaks)
Dragging lo-fi down to new lows. Might be reminiscent of early Liars. Sometimes jazzy, sometimes spazzy, sometimes funky, always filthy. Srsly, they make me feel like taking a shower.
Kayo Dot (http://www.myspace.com/kayodot)
I think of them as a cross between Sigur Rós and Isis. Long songs with viola, passages of ambient/borderline classical compositions, vocals that you can't tell whether they're male or female (the band has and exploits both), giving way to crushing heavy guitars and screaming thrash. Shit is fresh.
Maps & Atlases (http://www.myspace.com/mapsandatlases)
Hello. Does the guitarwork of a band such as Minus the Bear blow your fucking mind? Then I suggest you give this stuff a listen. These guys play wall-to-wall math rock guitar melodies that are so fucking fast it'll make your fingertips hurt. Also it's cool that their singer isn't any good.
Rapider Than Horsepower (http://www.myspace.com/rapiderthanhorsepower)
More stuff. Repetitive guitar hooks and lurching ugly-man vocals. They did a split with the Mae Shi a few years ago.
Tera Melos (http://www.myspace.com/teramelos)
More math. Their early stuff was very similar to Maps & Atlases with less singing, but they've gotten weirder as time has passed.
Fat Day (http://www.myspace.com/fatday)
Finally, this is Fat Day. Noisy songs up to a minute or so in length, full of herky-jerky changes and disgruntled vocals.

WebDudette
03-11-2008, 06:26 PM
Man Man are comming to Phoenix and I always hear about them but have never actually got anything by them. Can someone help me out.

Also, going through BREAK's bands right now.

sk8ter-hater
03-11-2008, 06:44 PM
Maps and Atlases are nice! And I don't mind the vocals. I think they're pretty good actually.

As far as weird music goes, I only know Drive Like Jehu, but they're just noisy.

Endymion
03-11-2008, 07:44 PM
Man Man are comming to Phoenix and I always hear about them but have never actually got anything by them. Can someone help me out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j2H7wsHt9E

nieh
03-11-2008, 07:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxv0qhAauAk

coke_a_holic
03-11-2008, 08:20 PM
a google search yielded:

Man Man - Six Demon Bag
http://www.mediafire.com/?yjfn13mks4l

It's good. Very good.

Endymion
03-12-2008, 12:30 AM
so i just found a copy of man man's next album. impressions coming tomorrow.

BREAK
03-12-2008, 04:58 PM
My verdict: it brings the win.

Endymion
03-12-2008, 10:45 PM
is it just me, or does Hurly/Burly (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/02%20Hurly%20_%20Burly.mp3) just scream of Need New Body?

nieh
03-13-2008, 04:35 AM
I think they had a sample of that song playing in a video on pitchfork, I remember thinking it sounded like Need New Body then.

XYlophonetreeZ
03-13-2008, 09:56 AM
They're touring with Yeasayer!!!!! But I'm going to be out of town when they come to NC :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

XYlophonetreeZ
03-24-2008, 06:53 PM
You guys should really check out Downtown Harvest. (http://www.myspace.com/downtownharvest) Four Hundo is one of my favorites by them.

They're just the right level of weird for me to like them. Not unlistenably weird, but just weird enough that they don't sound like anything else I have but I can enjoy their music on its own merit.

Endymion
03-24-2008, 07:26 PM
point line plane (http://www.myspace.com/pointlineplane) are quite listenable for anyone interested. for some reason they remind me of drive like jehu crossed with some early ex models.

Endymion
03-24-2008, 08:31 PM
antioch arrow, anyone? (http://www.last.fm/music/Antioch+Arrow/_/Too+Bad+You%27re+Gonna+Die) they were one of the major mid-90s san diego artpunk scene bands.

BREAK
03-25-2008, 05:28 PM
Yes, Antioch Arrow good. In a similar vein, I am digging quite hard on The VSS lately. If anyone has any non-21:51 product by them, I need it.

Endymion
03-26-2008, 12:21 AM
vss's other cd is being reissued in a couple months with a bonus dvd or something. also, it's pretty easy to find on soulseek. i'd have downloaded but i wasn't too interested myself.

different note: pterodactyl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I40f9-6e5QM) - for fans of... um. lightning bolt? fun fact: when i first heard these guys a couple years ago i thought it was a clever pseudonym for some other band that i liked since their older stuff sounded so similar to this other band -- BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT BAND IT WAS THAT I THOUGHT THEY SOUNDED LIKE! i'm pretty sure the clever part came about because the other band's name was vaguely related to a reptile or a flying animal of some sort. it's driving me mad, people, help.

Endymion
04-18-2008, 07:05 PM
afternoon brother: http://www.afternoonbrother.com/Afternoon_Brother_-_There_is_a_Whale.mp3

local band, seeing them tomorrow.

Endymion
05-24-2008, 09:36 PM
so everyone should check out SF area band battlehooch (http://www.myspace.com/battlehooch).

think three parts man man, one part bungle.

nieh
05-25-2008, 02:46 PM
They also seem to bring a bit of 70s influence into the mix as well (jam band, psychedelic rock, etc.) but the Man Man + Bungle comparison isn't far off. I like it.

I also liked Thunderbirds are Now! from your other thread, but wasn't terribly thrilled by the other band.

opivy21
05-25-2008, 03:10 PM
I'm liking Battlehooch as well. Great name.

Endymion
05-25-2008, 09:39 PM
they're also thoroughly awesome offstage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgVCV3EmC_Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T-NAH-GyTs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4XxMRcZ08w