The Independent Order Of The Terminally Odd
I started this post with the intent of creating a quickie list of some of the weirdest albums in my collection, and I suppose I should just get to it. The following is a grouping of some of the more odd albums in my collection that I truly cherish for their creative and subversive nature. You may think their “weirdness quotient” is lacking, might not think these selections are weird at all. Personally I define a“weird” album as one that’s strikingly odd throughout, unusually creative, containing sounds not generally heard in the mainstream. More often than not a great deal of these end up being extremely influential in the future. The irony is that some of these so-called “weird” albums, given time, become the norm and therefore cease to be “weird”. Weird, eh? Remember that the Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols, Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello and a host of other “accepted” bands were once considered weird.
Enough rambling! On with the list!
(Who’s Afraid Of) The Art Of Noise, by The Art Of Noise
The Man, by Bill Drummond
Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request, by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Locust Abortion Technician, by The Butthole Surfers
Suicide, by Suicide
Flaming Lips, Embryonic
We’re Only In It For The Money, by Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention
Maggot Brain, by Funkadelic
Hawaii, by The High Llamas
Emperor Tomato Ketchup, by Stereolab
How I Quit Smoking, by Lambchop
Boces, by Mercury Rev
Satanic Panic In The Attic, by Of Montreal
Dusk At Cubist Castle, by Olivia Tremor Control
Jurassic Shift, by Ozric Tentacles
I Often Dream Of Trains, by Robyn Hitchcock
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