Top Ten Rock Bands With the Weirdest Sound

ajrocks
None of them (in my opinion are bad) just sound weird and psychedelic

The Top TenXW

1Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

An amazing band, and one of the first to explore the capabilities of the sound booth. - ajrocks

2The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Just listen to "I Am The Walrus" "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "A Day In The Life". - ajrocks

Also "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Strawberry Fields Forever". - PetSounds

3NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Fore-Fathers of Grunge with great songs such as Lithium, Come As You Are, Smells Like Teen Spirit, and Heart Shaped Box. - ajrocks

4PrimusPrimus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.

With songs such as Wynona's Big Brown Beaver, and My Name is Mud this band is great. And come on the people who wrote the "South Park" theme song gotta be kind of weird. - ajrocks

5The White StripesThe White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.

Known for their hit anthem "Seven Nation Army" the rest of the White Stripes songs can be pretty weird, but I'd say if you haven't, you should give them a try and listen to their other songs. - ajrocks

Weird? They sound like garage bands of the mid-sixties ( with a new touch ). A mix of Flamin' Groovies, MC5, sixties-sounds of " The Who " and so many other bands from 1965 till 1973.

6Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s.

You knew he would be on here, one of the weirdest, most rebellious symbols of the 1990's, no wonder the adults hated him. - ajrocks

7ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

A great rock/grunge band with some great songs like Sober and Schism - ajrocks

8The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

Just listen to bands like " The Deep " ( 1966 ), The Seeds, Question Mark and the Mysterians etc... They were not the first to sing or play their so-called " style ". They had many influences for their type of music. Their originality lays in their more mellow and soft songs.

In the 60's, even though not as popular as they are now, they were great, and with Lou Reed on the vocals, they went against the popular bands of the 60's (The Beatles, Rolling Stones). - ajrocks

9QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
10The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceThe Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.

With his out-of this world guitar playing, Hendrix made a name for himself and had some psychedelic songs like Purple Haze. - ajrocks

The Contenders

11The Electric Prunes
12Rainbow/Dio

Not exactly weird per say, but any band that can bring medieval into Heavy Metal belongs on this list. - ajrocks

13RadioheadRadiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
14Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. ...read more.
15The Strawberry Alarm Clock
16The DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
17David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
1813th Floor Elevators

First psychedelic band ever. The band which gave birth to American psychedelia. Meaning at the time the weirdest sound anyone heard.

19Moby Grape
20Nine Inch NailsNine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
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