Top Ten Weirdest Bands of All TimeMeIzGrEg
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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!
Weirdest band ever. - Userguy44V 25 Comments
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
This is my pick for the weirdest musical artist of time. - Rambles
They are strange musically and visually. Plus, the disguises make them extremely
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
They definitely are weird. Just listen to songs like Bounce, Vicinity of Obscenity, She's like Heroin, and Peephole. Also, how could I forget I-E-A-I-A-O.V 28 Comments
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.
They have a song called "Why does it hurt when I pee? " totally weird. Enough said.
He has an album called (‘) - NinjaturtlesforpresidentV 1 Comment
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
I enjoy rock bands like these that are very unique and experimental and different from your average boring pop music.Mr Bungle is the strangest rock band ever.They are strange because they change genres in their songs and the legendary Mike Patton has schizophrenic vocals he goes from rapping to crooning to singing to death metal vocals to just plain screaming.They made three albums.They broke up in 2000 which is sad.Wish I could have seen them live.The rest of my top 5 strangest bands are The Residents,Primus,Ween and System of a Down.Honorable Mentions:Gwar,Butthole Surfers,Oingo Boingo, and the Bloodhound Gang.The Residents are weird because of their otherworldly synthesized spooky sounding music and they are anonymous.Ween is strange tripped out rock and roll with strange vocal effects.Primus is awesome Funk Metal with bass God and lead singer Les Claypool and his bizarre vocals.System Of A Down is my favorite band they are a metal band with middle eastern and various other genres ...moreV 9 Comments
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
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.
Awesome and innovative musicV 3 Comments
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
One of the scariest bands of all time. But they're still awesome. I love them a lot.V 2 Comments
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.
Pink Floyd isn't weird. - Userguy44V 6 Comments
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.
Their lead singer sounds like Beavis - DoroExploro13V 1 Comment
One of the most evil bands of all time.
A weird band? They are black metal legends - Ananya
Rather evil than weird. - DarkBoi-X
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.
OCEAN MAN! - FLIPMODEV 4 Comments
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
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.
Sunn O))) rules. - SammySporeV 2 Comments
The Strangest Band I Ever Listened
But I Like it - Glauberson
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..
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
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
They are awesome. Their lyrics are genius.V 5 Comments
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
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...
They invented their own language
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
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!
Fantastic but a bit odd to me - EthansicsV 5 Comments
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.
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
Beatles and Metallica?
This is the invention of hybrid rock
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...
Its named after a sex game_-_ I rest my case
Erm, this isn't a "worst bands" list. If it was, then this would be #1
Amazing band amazing, edgy lyrics...
"Little pig, little pig, let me in! " - BAKAYAROU
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
Come on. These guys deserve to be top 5.V 6 Comments
I wonder where they got the band name from. Have you people ever wondered that?
The name is a pun. Beat =Music beat. Beetle=Insect. Therefore the name is the Beatles. It's a pun. - RiverClanRocks
Their song I am the walrus is just weird.
One of the first bands to be weird.
This band is so weird the song yellow submarine sucks
I wouldn't say it sucks it just gets annoying when you hear it too much. - theOpinionatedOne
Mike Patton, who is also in Mr. Bungle, is in this band. - Pony
Where's that black metal band that the lead singer would take laxativesbefore concerts, crap in his had an throw it into the crowd, then comtted suicide in a shack and had an open casket funeral that he demanded that his friends would be able to it heroin on him at and get high off of that heroin later that night... I expected to see them here
Thick as a brick is a strange masterpiece of music. They're incredible musicians though.
Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull) is really weird, but then again, so is
Peter Gabriel. Really, watch some of the old Genesis videos live.
WHY IS THE Beatles IN THIS LIST NOW COME ON don't BE STUPID AND ADMIT THAT they're THE BEST
They are weird as all shyte and sti produce awesome music
These guys are weirder than weird. Seriously, check them out.
They're awesome - PatrickStar3
Listen to Pretty fly (for a white guy) - Userguy44
Offsprinthey my favorite band of all time
Why are they on this list? Why are they weird?
They are their own genre. They have so many different styles, and I love every one of them! Everything they do is a masterpiece and there's no denying that.
They are weird, but very sexy. Just watch their music video for"But It's Better If You Do". That's too sexy to handle.
I highly suggest that you listen to a couple of songs by some of the bands higher up on here (preferably by Primus, Mr. Bungle, or The Residents) before blindly voting for this. - The_Crimson_King
But I love this band!V 1 Comment
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
The worst band ever...
More like the least weirdest band ever. Not unique at all.
This band is not weird. THIS BAND IS TERRIBLE. - cwoodkiterV 3 Comments
Kind of creepy. - Phantasian
LOVE THEM! love em love em love em! - cutiepiestarlight
Some of the most creative metal music you will hear. - scaryness
This band has a very weird and unconventional mechanical sound to them. No other metal band sounds like them, though they also pioneered a playing style known as "Djent"
Defiantly different. But they don't sound bad at all
So weird they make Jethro Tull and early Genesis sound positively mainstream. Unusual in that they had no guitars in most of their line-ups, but they did have wailing saxophones. Peter Hamill's vocals are interesting to put it mildly. I am surprised that Comus aren't on this list!
Definitely one of the weirdest-sounding 70s bands, with heavy saxophone and growling organ (! ) instead of lead guitar. Plus Peter Hamill's crazy vocals. They make early Genesis sound positively mainstream!
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