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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2019, 11:23:19 AM »
Bulk Fibre by Conceptuol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bknc5yOSAv4

Just wanted to say thanks for bringing this farty little bonkers tune to my attention, I've gotten a lot of pleasure out of it.

non capisco

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2019, 05:48:15 PM »
Need I mention our old friend Maxine Swaby and her masterpiece "Pardon Me"? Might as well since it comes up in every one of these threads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbU2f90OAw

So good Kamasi Washington ripped the melody off for 'Desire'.

Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2019, 12:26:45 AM »
Maybe it's not weird enough. It's gently weird. I bought this album at the time but nothing else was on it was anywhere near as good, so I took it back and never heard the song again till finding it today. Consequently a pure pleasure with no nostalgia. 'Lost at Sea Cove' - Laura Veirs (Troubled by the Fire, 2003).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giScOO3ePdQ

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« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2019, 08:36:05 AM »
Prince's Black Album marked the end of his imperial phase, and is often credited with making him turn more religious. I think the track 'Bob George' must have been some kind of tipping point.

I'd link it but my laptop is shit.

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2019, 07:11:43 PM »
"There's a new sound, the newest around, the strangest sound that you have ever heard"

https://youtu.be/0psWy_XLP0g

Catalogue Trousers

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2019, 08:40:50 PM »
Not so much a song as speech with atonal electronic backing, Frank E Stranges's 'Flying Saucers Unlimited' at least deserves a mention here. Stranges was, well, a strange character indeed - a fearsomely intelligent man who also happened to be a firm believer in extra-terrestrial life and even claimed to have a good Venusian friend named Valiant Thor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Rew-vgU2w

a duncandisorderly

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2019, 01:16:05 AM »

Phoenix Lazarus

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2019, 04:59:18 PM »
This one is just a little odd.  It's a bit like an old Barry White 70s track-but with a weird twist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOOrI7Dbd5I&t=19s

Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2019, 05:26:32 PM »
Weird Nightmare by Charles Mingus. Fucking brilliant but I don't play it often.

Lordofthefiles

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2019, 01:23:16 PM »
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 02:54:23 PM by Lordofthefiles »

NoSleep

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2019, 02:05:10 PM »
Dolores Catherino's polychromatic compositions are equally weird and beautiful:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8re6rFj7q10

She's playing a Tonal Plexus (made by Aaron Hunt). Incidentally, I've just bought one of his MIDI tuning boxes to be able to do similar microtonal things via a standard digital piano. As it says at the start of the video, she's using a tuning system of 106 notes to the octave.

It's been a while since we had a microtonal thread and I've made some progress with my microtonal instrumentation (I've customised a fretless electric guitar and currently customising a re-fretted microtonal classical guitar as well as acquiring the tuning box) since the last one so it's time to start another.

Of course, the granddaddy of modern microtonal music is Harry Partch, if you haven't check his stuff out before. Here's the amazing piece that introduced me to microtonal music as well as to Harry Partch, all played on instruments that he specially built:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLd7imfQJDo

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« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2019, 02:47:58 PM »
Of course, the granddaddy of modern microtonal music is Harry Partch, if you haven't check his stuff out before. Here's the amazing piece that introduced me to microtonal music as well as to Harry Partch, all played on instruments that he specially built:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLd7imfQJDo

Haha, this is bonkers! Thanks for the link. I've heard of him but only through Beck paying tribute with a song of his own that's pretty weird in itself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5xhpIFxi7M

chveik

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2019, 03:03:39 PM »
I love Harry Partch, particularly Delusion of the Fury.

have some Hans Reichel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnPH-K44ld8

and some Gh├ędalia Tazart├Ęs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nURr8ma2KWI

weird and great

NoSleep

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2019, 03:18:34 PM »
have some Hans Reichel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnPH-K44ld8

I love Hans Reichel but more for his solo (?) guitar work. His early output of guitar albums are remarkable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBg9m2yrLFw
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 04:18:04 PM by NoSleep »

Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2019, 03:47:28 PM »
Haha, this is bonkers! Thanks for the link. I've heard of him but only through Beck paying tribute with a song of his own that's pretty weird in itself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5xhpIFxi7M

I love the fact that the genesis of this song was mainly to get up the nose of the Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger, whose music I quite liked (in the oughts at least) but seems to be a bit of a jerk - https://www.stereogum.com/101791/new_beck_-_harry_partch/mp3s/

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« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2019, 01:41:33 AM »
Most of Kevin Ayres output was eccentric but with a disconcerting air..but ''Song from the Bottom of a well'' is just downright scary and weird as fu*k.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJCtCuoPlnI

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« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2019, 02:56:17 AM »
Most of Kevin Ayers output was eccentric but with a disconcerting air..but ''Song from the Bottom of a well'' is just downright scary and weird as fu*k.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJCtCuoPlnI

pedantic, I know, but it'll help people find his stuff.

meanwhile, here's blodders- https://youtu.be/RHYIbefPwXA?t=95

Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2019, 03:20:01 AM »
Uri Geller's entire album complete with full orchestra.



Here are some highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq8QEQ0seu0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF0EHAaZUkI
https://youtu.be/_XJUtH0A-QQ

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2019, 03:29:34 AM »
Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away (Ha Ha)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

Top 5 in 1966. Not as weird as some stuff in this thread but it was such a big hit.

a duncandisorderly

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2019, 05:36:26 AM »
Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away (Ha Ha)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

Top 5 in 1966. Not as weird as some stuff in this thread but it was such a big hit.

& the b-side was the same thing backwards.

NoSleep

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« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2019, 06:03:44 AM »
& the b-side was the same thing backwards.

With a reverse printed label (a mirror image of the A side).


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« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2019, 03:37:54 AM »
Another backwards wonder..and extremely disconcerting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7O1AgWv5K4

Famous Mortimer

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Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2019, 03:19:46 PM »
& the b-side was the same thing backwards.
I had the single so I must have played it at some point in my youth, but I didn't remember that at all. Nice!

Re: Weird as fuck songs
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2019, 04:21:26 PM »
Kenny Rodgers - Coward of the County is a bit weird/rapey.