Top Ten Weirdest Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
Jerry was a race car driver. He drove so god damn fast. Never did win no checkered flags but never did come in last. Like. what. I don't know where the hell they get their ideas I just know their songs are fun as hell to sing along to. Hope I don't cause controversy saying this, but les claypool is the Jimi Hendrix of bass. Insane techniques, funky playing and amazing riffs.
Not only have Primus brought their own genre to the game, but also their famous, unorthodox outfit; throwing in a maelstrom of slap bass grooves, spiralling, improvisational guitar tones and fast, swinging drum beats. Put this all together and you have a weird, quirky vibe you strangely feel good about.
Don't get me wrong, I love System of a Down. But in terms of how weird they are, they don't even compare to Primus. Tommy The Cat, Mary The Ice Cube, Southbound Pachyderm, Blue Collared Tweekers, My Name Is Mud? Come on!
They don't even have a genre, they are just Primus. The singing is insane and the guitar solos scare me. Plus lyrically? WEIRD. - mikeford
They literally have a song where they sing about pie. Can you get any weirder than that? - BlueTelegraph
Very unusual and original. Ever seen a bassist with a 10 inch long beard? I don't think so! And check out Vicinity of Obscenity, that song is insane.
I don't necessarily like the band and the majority of their song but I know they're unbelievably weird. Their sound, their singers and their image is just all plain weird. - masongilbert74
The lyrics is very weird, but the band rocks!
And Serj's voice makes it weird too, but makes SOAD great at the same time. - Santh
I love a lot of the bands on this list, I find them all unique in their weird way(although some bands are questionable, like System of a Down), but although I love Primus, the Residents should be the definite number 1 of this list. They experimented even more than the bands on this list, had a unique style that in each of their albums, they were absurd, silly, basically the Kings of the Kings of weird music.
When I think of weird music this is my first thought I love pretty much all the bands on this list my two favorite bands are Primus and dir en grey but the residents make Primus look completely normal if you ever get a chance buy the residents cube-E fantastic live album blows me away every time
They are strange musically and visually. Plus, the disguises make them extremely
Their music is 70's schizophrenic electronic music. Enough said.
He was as odd as he was talented. He was a musical genius who defined and influenced music and progressive, alternative and Indy music. He played jazz, Rock, classical and comic music. He was odd and talented.
People who voted for the above bands have no idea who Frank Zappa is. If they did, they'd vote for this
Definately the weirdest in the list. Take a listen to Inca Roads from One Size Fits All.
p.s. Jethro Tull isnt weird... theyre just ummm, unorthodox. - fireinside96
Lumpy gravy, uncle meat, burnt weeny sandwich, weasels ripped my flesh, studio tan, the list goes on.
Listen to their Disco Volante album it's one of the strangest pieces of music I've ever heard they are nothing like any band I've ever heard the way I can describe them is a cross between Oingo Boingo and The Residents they are also one of the best bands out there and Mike Patton is a great vocalist
Just listen to their song "quote unquote."
Are all of you stupid?
Mr. Bungle is the weirdest
Look em' up
Primus, Zappa and This one should be at the top (don't mind the order), System of a Down should be close to ten, we talk about weird music no weird look
I didn't know the villains from Power Rangers formed a band
Just look them up and you'll understand
But they are good - Ananya
Such unique music in the 60s. Primus at #1 is understandable, but I bet they were inspired by Captain Beefheart.
I can not comprehend how System of a down is weirder than this. I'm honestly floored, who votes on these kind of things?
Their music is in a whole other dimension, you really question what is music after hearing them.
Listen to Dachau Blues, if you don't think its weird, you are not human. Funny how they influenced almost every indie band. But, without a doubt Beefheart's band was the apotheosis of weird brilliance.
The name comes from famous sex symbol marilyn monroe and famous criminal charles manson. Manson joined these two together because he wanted a name combined with good (monroe) and evil (manson).
The other members of the band have their stage names combined with the first names of famous pop icons and the last names of famous serial killers.
It was originally the name of the band manson played in, but the name just stook with manson himself.
I'm a big fan of manson but his music videos are insane check out Dope hat. Manson is definitely in my top 10 favorate bands along with System of a down and misfits
I'm not even a fan but wow this guy is weird. What do you get when you mix Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson? This guy.
Try to name one Pink Floyd song that doesn't have some peculiar noise, voice, or action going on in the background. Still an amazing band nonetheless - Beatlesboy9
Look up several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict. Besides that song, they are the Best - mr_crossover27
Extremely unique. Very creative band; each song has a strange unusual sound to it. But the members are consistently able to portray these odd techniques in a way that sounds delightful.
Insanely good, insanely weird.
One of the most evil bands of all time.
Rather evil than weird. - DarkBoi-X
A weird band? They are black metal legends - Ananya
The cover of Dawn of the Black Hearts. That’s all I need to say.
Really how is this not number one and why is Pink Floyd and marliyn Manson on the list
What kind of name is butthole surfers?
A good metal band but theirs songs and album names are seriously messed up and so are their live shows.
They aren't metal. They are noise rock which is more classified as a genre of punk. Still a really great band. - Oliwally
If you name yourself Butthole Surfers and still have a hell of a lot of fans, then you're pretty good mate :D
Radio Gnome Invisible? What was running through their minds? - BrideiMacBella
Just looking at the song titles of their album Angel's Egg can make some people believe that these Aussies are in a special class of weird people.
Flying teapot is best album. - Brobusky
Ween is the weirdest band out there people just don't really know them
Scathe with a lathe all the days in the past, I can't put my finger on it!
If you make a song with the lyrics, H... HIV...H... HIV, then you're weird.
How could they not be on the list?
Haha! Love this. How do bands arrive at these names? The mind boggles. Great stuff! - Britgirl
That's a pretty weird name. Well, I can give you plenty of those like "Crappy the Clown and the Punch Drunk Monkies", "Gee That's A Large Beetle I Wonder If It's Poisonous" or "A box of fish with tarter sauce". At least there is no lack of art in this field. - Kiteretsunu
Truly #1, if I may say so. - PositronWildhawk
Why would someone give such a strange name for their band? - TheFourthWorld
They are pretty hilarious. I just hope they don't mean what they say in their songs. - Fiend
They have some of the most offensive songs you'll ever hear in your entire life.
The name is self explanatory.
Self explanatory - Ananya
They are not weird either, they have created such great metal songs - Ananya
Look them up and you'll realize what the weirdest band truly is.
You truly are one in a million if you like this band. Good job.
But they are brilliant - Ananya
It looks like someone by accident put his head on the keyboard - RocknRollJoanOfArc
Its named after a sex game_-_ I rest my case
It's actually named after Fred Durst's three-legged dog, Biscuit. - Xean45
Erm, this isn't a "worst bands" list. If it was, then this would be #1
Their name roughly translates to Weak Cookie. - RogerMcBaloney
Amazing band amazing, edgy lyrics...
One of the best breakcore bands in my opinion
The Strangest Band I Ever Listened
But I Like it - Glauberson
Weirdest band ever! - Userguy44
Fink you Freeky is a creative freekout video alone. Check out Umshini Wam, more a mini film but weirdly wonderful how the socked it to Lady Ga Ga in Fatty Boom Boom..
MSI are unusual but in a good way. Every new album is different from the last and they're lyrics are twisted and strange which is what makes them funny and awesome.
Jimmy Urine is an eccentric weirdo legend lead singer. Steve Righ? Is the weirdest guitarist you've ever seen on stage sometimes I wonder what goes on in his head! Kitty is a super smiley and enthusiastic drummer, and I've never seen someone look so excited on stage, she makes all of her strange frilly punk dresses herself. Lyn-Z is a badass bass player who really rocks the punk schoolgirl look and her backbend id freaky but amazing.
Creative and weird industrial/punk band. Just look at the video for their song "Straight to Video". Come on! How they could not be in the list is just messed up. Also, The Offspring aren't weird. Seriously.
Best and only weird band in this lot. MSI makes the rest of these pricks sound like mainstream rubbish. Thank god for Jimmy
Go listen to "Panty Shot" and tell me that they're not broken! I love 99% of everything that they have ever written. Jimmy Urine is my hero. Also go listen to "Stalker", it's one of their best tracks to date.
Three teenage Asian chicks who don't even play instruments and don't really know what metal is...that's why they sound weird but they're not that bad - JCHOW
Love this band. - Phantasian
Yep, BabyRoachmetal is weird..They bark :( - Ananya
21 huh? If people looked into this one more, they'd figure out this is easily top three. Abnormal & Intelligent band this one is.
Maynard James Keenan hides behind a shower curtain covered in blue paint, naked during live concerts. Their bassist paints himself red and white. Their guitarist shows off his pictures of Stimpy. Their drummer is in a Lakers jersey. Wut
They are awesome. Songs like schism, sober,and more are epic the reason people don’t like them is their just over played on SiriusXM turbo. I mean dude they are epic and are not crazy or weird they are awesome. I listened to schism while playing dying light lol
Singer Maynard James Keenan is a psychopath, guitarist Adam Jones symbolic art and messed up videos, drummer Danny Carey with his esoteric Kabbalah symbols... The most normal guys in Tool have been the bassists Paul D'Amour and Justin Chancellor... D'Amour is out (he was still weird), and Chancellor isn't the most expressive guy, plus he tends to do weird things in concerts...
This IS a truly strange band name. Just so random and...well..weird! - Britgirl
If you thought this was weird then check out Skinny Puppy.
Compared to most mainstream or classic rock they are weird. And even among prog rock they are out there although there are indeed stranger bands than them. I would say the band Gong were equally weird though.
They invented their own language
THEY SING IN AN INVENTED LANGUAGE,THEY USE SCREAMS AND WHISPERS AND AN ENTIRE MYTHOLOGY WAS BUILT BY THEM COMMON DUDES THIS IS 200 TIMES WEIRDEE THAN PINK FLOYD AND THEIR SOUND EFFECTS
Just to clarify, what's stranger is that they're men.
Odd name, I admit, but some of their stuff is also one of my faves.
And before I edited this comment, I didn't mean it's one of my fave names. Does that sound like me? - PositronWildhawk
I call there brand of metal Pedo-metal cause it's so damn creepy.
Screw you. You have no idea what Jonathan Davis went through and what he's going through right now. I bet you never had the experience of being molested as a child.
Why are they weird?
A really creepy group known for using actual screams of terror in their songs.
Ya this should be one of the creepiest because it's just screaming in creepy ways
This one is just too cute for words! Adorable. - Britgirl
This was the original name for finger eleven.
I think the name says it all. - Misfire
It's mcdonalds plus Black Sabbath
When I heard the sweater song by them, I swear that was one of the weirdest things I have ever heard. It WAS pretty catchy though. Plus their other songs are awesome.
My Name is Jonas makes NO sense.
That's why I love it so much.
They are still one of the best bands.
They are very weird because they all look like freaks but they make great music and actually they are very col :D weezer for live!
Weezer is without a doubt one of the weirdest bands ever... But they are my favorite
Why the hey wasn't this added earlier even the name us weird and they're creepy.
System of a down? SLIPKNOT? korn? Tool? Foo Fighters? The offspring? And Many more before this band..just kill yo self
Quote: "Soon the gypsy queen will perform on guillotine, in the stage of vasoline, what a scene, what a scene" Karn Evil 9 Part II. I do not even know if this quote is correct, but the song contains lyrics like that. Very rare was this band in terms of musicianship or unusuality.
Should've been specific... - Ananya
Beatles and Metallica?
This is the invention of hybrid rock
So good - JoLeKosovo
This band continues to push their music in a new direction with each album. They are quality musicians with a one-of-a-kind sound and lyrics that could stand on their own as art. These guys certainly aren't afraid afraid of their weirdness! As always, look forward to what they bring us in the future.
This band is weird (absolutely great too) even when they aren't trying to be weird, plus the fact that they do like to incorporate some shock value every now and again makes the even the weirder.
Once you see the video for obscure by dir en grey you can't unsee it...
They're weird because they're horrible
I died reading this comment. Whoever you are, know that you made my day (or morning, as it's 2:01 AM as I'm typing this). - QueenOfUnsociable123
Harry chose it and they probably didn't want to be a boy band they just wanted to get to the live shows being rejected at bootcamp but Nicole Scherzinger put 5 together.
The worst band ever...
More like the least weirdest band ever. Not unique at all.
This is an new wave band that mixed in dance music and called themselves Devo their look is strange with their hats and many other weird things.
This is a band that is only well known for one song and the other songs are unbelievably weird
This is one of the bands that is so weird we love them
The weirdest but funniest band
"Little pig, little pig, let me in! " - BAKAYAROU
No, they didn't misspell "sticks" - it's the river Styx from the Greek mythology - a river that separates the world of the living from the world of the dead. Styx it is said winds around Hades (hell or the underworld are other names) nine times. Its name comes from the Greek word 'stugein' which means hate, Styx, the river of hate.
Styx is also the goddess of the River Styx. - Metal_Treasure
Did they misspell "sticks? "