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Inspired by this thread (go there if you want to see some weird nominations) in the Genesis forums, do tell:

"Nominate an album you have heard - you would regard as strikingly odd and utterly unusual: strange musically, conceptually or both."

Also, this Wikipedia article is a mix CD crying out to be made, no?

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dagrrl
Aug. 16th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Mr. Bungle/Mr. Bungle

Ooooooh yeah. Definitely gets my nod.
snidegrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
best. icon. ever.

mind if i ask how you found my journal? :) i just realized you are a new reader!
dagrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
Probably friendsfriends -- when I've refreshed the page for the last four times in two hours and get nothing, I tend to friendsfriends.
snidegrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for considering me worth the add! I added you back :) Now you'll be sick of me because I make so many friends-only posts. :)
dagrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Nah, that's why I add people -- more to read!

I did notice that we have some differing beliefs (judging from the groups your in) so I'll make you a promise -- I'll agree to disagree on any issues if you do the same. Deal? I'm kind of an...open person.
snidegrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
If I'm thinking of the same thing you're thinking of, I'm pretty sure almost everyone disagrees with me on that so I tend not to bring it up. :) No worries. I am not really into confrontation. I used to do that but I realized it's kind of pointless and hurtful! I like to think I am an open person too, but who knows.
dagrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Good! I can say I do respect the heck outta someone who is willing to have strong beliefs but doesn't expect everyone to share them. There's a lot more subjects in the world, anyway.

:D
msteleute
Aug. 16th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
I love the Heavy Metal Umlaut!
msteleute
Aug. 16th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
I've heard a couple songs from this:
Tiny Tim/ Current 93 Nurse with Wound album

http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/T/Tiny_Tim/Discography/Songs_of_an_Impotent_Troubadour/

Also I've heard some songs from this album:

http://www.dailyvault.com/toc.php5?review=4164
snidegrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Now that's gothy.
msteleute
Aug. 16th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Also
I heard a couple songs from the Amon Duul II Phallus Dei album. They were bizarre.
http://www.progweed.net/reviews/amonduulii/amonduulii-band.html#phallus
examorata
Aug. 16th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
This is the best thing I have seen all day.
Dude, under "The gratuitous umlaut in other popular literature" (HEE!), they have Bloom County's "Deathtongue"!! Heeheehee!

I am drawing a complete blank on "strikingly odd" albums.
angela_la_la
Aug. 16th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
The Mike Patton/John Zorn albums never appealed to me, in a "this is too weird and I don't like it" way. Not that John Zorn was ever a favorite of mine by himself, mind you.

Also, shut up, Radiohead fans. It's "trendy" to bash Radiohead? Are you kidding me? Thom Yorke can't leave the house without getting head from professional rock critics, for heaven's sake.

So odd that people can put a little male or female symbol next to their name on the forum posts.
snidegrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Someone on my friends list is a huge Zorn fan, and I have tried, but I can't quite get there. Ah well.

Re: Radiohead fans. I know right? You can't have this critical darling band and not expect a little backlash or realism to rear its head. I mean, they are good and all, but really.

I hate the male or female symbol thing, but I will note you can also opt to not have it. Still annoying.
rakin
Aug. 16th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Two
1) Life's a Bitch and I'm Her Pimp - MC Chris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mc_chris
http://mcchris.com/

2) Pleasure Man - Gunther
http://www.gunthernet.com/
rshackleford
Aug. 16th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
The Mask and the Mouse, DangerDoom (an album about Cartoon Network, wtf mate??^^)
Deltron 3030, Deltron (science fiction)
Dr Octagonecologyst, Dr Octagon

Oh, and wow, any Residents album.
snidegrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Are you a fan of it?
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snidegrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: Arc
Yeah, that one's a winner.
curious_jp
Aug. 17th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
"Trout Mask Replica" by Captain Beefheart, although I haven't managed to listen to it all the way through.

"I Am Sitting In A Room" by Alvin Lucier.

I hear Edgard Varese has some excellent material done in the genre of music concreté, which went on to inspire Frank Zappa as a young man ( Zappa is another underrated composer ).


Slightly less arty:

"The Transformed Man" by William Shatner is jarring the first time you hear it - conceptually ambitious, but the delivery takes a while to grow on you. It is superior in this respect to the more mundane output of Leonard Nimoy, even outshining the latters "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" and attending video clip. "Revolver" from the Beatles totally inverted my perceptions about what kind of band they were.

I think I could list dozens and dozens more, particularly if you were allowing spoken word ( "Shut Up, Little Man", for example ), but I think that's enough for now.
snidegrrl
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
I was definitely hoping you would answer! :D
curious_jp
Aug. 17th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
Incidently, the first minute thirty seven of the famous Bilbo Baggins video seems to have surfaced on Youtube.

Also, while digging through youtube bookmarks, I found this charming video of The Smiths appearing on British childrens television show, "Charlies Bus". Notable for the exchange between the little girl and Morrissey on the bus itself.

-- curious_jp

p.s. I can furnish you with "the Transformed Man" and "I Am Sitting In A Room" if you are interested.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
Jingle Jangle
Mm-mis-mste-Mistertambourineman... MISTERTAMBOURINEMAN!...
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curious_jp
Aug. 17th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Jingle Jangle
Mistertambourine

KHAAAAAANNNNN!!!!


msteleute
Aug. 17th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
This is a great wierd album too. You can listen to samples!
http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Satan%20Takes%20a%20Holiday:1921242483:upc=709106059423
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