1 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. 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 Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
An amazing band, and one of the first to explore the capabilities of the sound booth. - ajrocks
2 The Beatles
The 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.
Some of their psychedelic stuff is weird, but most of their stuff is pretty straightforward. - Gg2000
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
Primus 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.
Now these guys have a truly weird sound. - Gg2000
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
Nirvana 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
5 The White Stripes
The 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.
6 Marilyn Manson
Marilyn 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. ...read more.
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
Tool is an American progressive/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
A great rock/grunge band with some great songs like Sober and Schism - ajrocks
8 The Velvet Underground
The 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
Queen are an English rock band 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.
Their stuff isn't really weird, it's just big. Very big. - Gg2000
10 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The 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
11 The Electric Prunes
Not exactly weird per say, but any band that can bring medieval into Heavy Metal belongs on this list. - ajrocks
Radiohead 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).
14 Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. ...read more.
15 The Strawberry Alarm Clock
16 The Doors
The 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.
17 David Bowie
David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was 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.
18 13th Floor Elevators
First psychedelic band ever. The band which gave birth to American psychedelia. Meaning at the time the weirdest sound anyone heard.
19 Moby Grape
20 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
22 The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s.
23 Sunn O)))
Portal is an Australian extreme metal band whose style is an unorthodox fusion of death metal, black metal, dark ambient and experimental music.
Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.
26 The Residents
The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works. Since their first official release, Meet the Residents, the group has released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, and ten DVDs.