Rummage Through The Crevices
(Musical Curiosities, Obscurities and other Unearthed Treasures) is "a weekly community radio segment (Friday mornings, 2SER-FM, Sydney, Australia) devoted to offbeat and outsider music, less travelled paths of global pop, interesting re-issued treasures, music-sharing activists, notable and unusual online mp3 repositories, etc. This webloggy thing is its online companion."
posted by taz
on May 30, 2005 -
. From a mailing list, here's a concise description
of what is really more an idea
than a genre, per se. The Hip Surgery Music Guide
has some info on the essential artrists of the phenomenon
. If you wanted to stretch the definitions of the form you could include, some better-known artists
Unspoiled genius in the rough or merely crude freakshow appeal? The answer I believe is somewhere is somewhere in between. But in an age where most music is either a copy of what is currently popular or a revival of what used to be popular, Outsider Music is a place to go for a "Wow! What was that?" musical experience.
posted by jonmc
on Jul 1, 2002 -