The Weirdest Band in the World
is a blog devoted to singers, musicians, and bands that are crazy
, or otherwise unusual
. Bloggers Andy and Jake write about bands both successful
, whether metal
, or whatever other genre
, always with an unflagging appreciation for what makes these bands unique, and with none of the snark and jeering that often laces articles elsewhere about people doing weird things. [more inside]
posted by narain
on May 15, 2013 -
Belbury is an English market town with a picturesque 11th century church, and some notable modernist architecture, including the Polytechnic College. None of which exist except in the constructed world of the Ghost Box
record label, whose founder Jim Jupp records under the name Belbury Poly
, and publishes the Belbury Parish Magazine
. [more inside]
posted by reynir
on Feb 11, 2012 -
Dead musical instruments...
brought back to life by YouTube? Check out this mellotron demo film
, a rare trautonium
keyboard in some guy's garage, trautonium music
by composer Oskar Sala, an original Ondes Martenot
, a documentary on the telharmonium (parts 1
, and 3
), and the Sonovox
(used to funny but not-suitable-for-work effect in this parody of Sparky's Magic Piano
). Meanwhile, avant-gardists have revived the art of prepared piano
, but more mainstream acts such as Tori Amos
and Ferrante & Teicher
have also experimented with it. Last but not least, another performer of prepared piano is Margaret Leng Tan
, but I think she should get more accolades as the best virtuoso of the toy piano
since Schroeder from Peanuts.
posted by jonp72
on Jan 31, 2008 -
OH NO! THERE GOES TOKYO! GO GO GODZILLA
(Nearly) every Godzilla soundtrack.
(Thanks to my girlfriend for hipping me to this)
posted by klangklangston
on Oct 10, 2006 -
There's a lot of exotic*
, and strangely catchy°
music out there on the net. Through Weirdo Music
and Record Brother, I've begun to touch the tip...
And while there's a fairly proscribed etiquette regarding the sharity sites (limited time for downloads, out-of-print only, desisting when asked), I find that Free Albums
and Strange Reaction
have put me off of buying new RIAA albums more than Napster or Kazaa ever did.
(Well, there is Regnyouth
, but the downloading is such a pain in the ass for most of it that I only ever really bother with things that I own on a format that I can't convert like cassette, or that I listen to once and delete, like Interpol).
But where do you go for weirdo music? Anything you've found in digging through these sites that's struck your fancy?
(And if you have sharities to, well, share: You Send It
are pretty much the gold standard.)
‡From Basic Hip
°From Comfort Stand
posted by klangklangston
on Sep 21, 2005 -
Staggeringly weird MP3 collection
over at April Winchell's blog. Everything from Hindi ABBA covers to hideous celebrity sing alongs from the likes of Hulk Hogan and Catherine "Daisy Duke" Bach. My favorite so far is the german cover of the theme music from Bonanza.fromCKB's blog.
posted by jonson
on Apr 7, 2003 -
"iconoclastic American composer, musical theorist, philosophic instrument builder, raconteur, hobo, artist -- presents unique challenges and aesthetics.
" A huge influence on the weirder work of Tom Waits
and a great craftsman
, his work is still being performed today
, albeit with some difficulty.
And, of course, there's always controversy
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Jul 30, 2002 -