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XYlophonetreeZ
07-19-2012, 01:38 PM
What are some of your favorite weird songs?

What I have in mind here isn't so much things like "Frank Zappa's entire discography," but more to highlight some risky departures from bands you like that turned out really well. "Pay The Man" could be one of my answers, for instance.

I'll start with the two ballsiest album openers I know: R.E.M.- Airportman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPcQfZUBYT8) and Yeasayer- The Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWtiI6ZzqxA). For the latter I linked the live version because although I like the album version, it's just fucking trippy as balls live.

One of my old-school favorites is Sponge- Candy Corn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8AyPaw-mxQ), the hidden track from Rotting Piņata.

Tomorrow Never Knows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spjcPS4ekOA) remains one of my favorite Beatles songs.

And then there's Ed is a Portal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIUHrL1NxAI), even though almost everything Akron/Family does is kinda weird.

Godxilla
07-19-2012, 06:34 PM
Jr by Roger Miret. Very similar to When Youre in Prison.
And of course, When You're in Prison.

RageAndLov
07-19-2012, 07:10 PM
OC Guns comes to mind. Eminem - Hailie's Song. Green Day's Panic Song and Dominated Love Slave.

yarock
07-19-2012, 09:12 PM
The band Battles has some really weird but cool ones. (Look up their charted songs)

It's not weird but Breaking the Girl is not a typical Red Hot Chili Peppers song. Also it's the only song I can tolerate from them. I used to be a big fan of Warped, another unusual song.

Besides that Lightning Song from Queens of the Stone Age comes to mind. A two minute soothing piece from a very noisy band. Another song I used to listen a lot is Half from Soundgarden. That and Head Down from Superunknown are well-made experimental songs.

Also, not necessarily weird but:
Fuckin' in the Bushes - Oasis
Skinned - Blind Melon (entertaining melody though gory lyrics)
Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd (Bike, Lucifer Sam)
After Hours - Velvet Underground

TheJakes84
07-20-2012, 07:33 AM
Sexy Boy by Air - it's soooo weird in a good way of course but the only words are SEXY BOY but the rest of the song sounds accent like. LOL

Scythe Death
07-20-2012, 10:33 AM
All of the bands I listen to are quite eclectic and commonly depart from their sound constantly. So by "weird song" I'm going to talk about songs that are really weird or creepy or something. Something that makes you think "wtf am I listening to?" or something; I don't know. These two are the only that come to mind.

Eagles of Death Metal - "Midnight Creeper"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sApYX_R4LRo

King Missile - "Miracle of Childbirth"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otaB66tWoD4

Jakebert
07-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Airportman is one of the most perfect album openers ever, and it just works on every level it's trying to. Pretty much captures the monotony of business travel.

Tomorrow Never Knows isn't just one of the best Beatles songs, it's one of the best songs period.