Top Ten Weirdest Bands of All Time

The Top Ten

Primus 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.

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.

System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

They literally have a song where they sing about pie. Can you get any weirder than that?

Is a song about being sexually attracted to an electric heater weirder? There is also a song about Timmy Turner (yes the cartoon character) going on a killing spree. - Powell

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.

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.

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.

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

Their music is 70's schizophrenic electronic music. Enough said.

This band is weird and wonderful!

GWAR Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.

I didn't know the villains from Power Rangers formed a band

Just look them up and you'll understand

But they are good

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California that served as the backing musicians for Frank Zappa. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.

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.

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.

People who voted for the above bands have no idea who Frank Zappa is. If they did, they'd vote for this

Lumpy gravy, uncle meat, burnt weeny sandwich, weasels ripped my flesh, studio tan, the list goes on.

Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle was an American experimental rock band from Northern California. Known for a highly eclectic style, the band often cycled through several musical genres within the course of a single song, including heavy metal, avant-garde jazz, ska, disco as well as funk.

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

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

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.

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.

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.

Naked Brothers Band
Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.

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

Really how is this not number one and why is Pink Floyd and marliyn Manson on the list

If you name yourself Butthole Surfers and still have a hell of a lot of fans, then you're pretty good mate :D

The Newcomers

? Urinals
? Suburban Lawns

The Contenders

Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was 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.

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

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

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.

Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. The band is also known for the infamous events surrounding them including the 1991 suicide of vocalist Dead (in which former guitarist Euronymous took pictures of Dead's ...read more.

One of the most evil bands of all time.

Rather evil than weird.

A weird band? They are black metal legends

The cover of Dawn of the Black Hearts. That’s all I need to say.

Gong

Radio Gnome Invisible? What was running through their minds?

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.

Ween Ween is an American experimental rock band formed in 1984, in New Hope, PA. It's members are Dean and Gene Ween.

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?

A Cat Born In An Oven Isn't a Cake

Haha! Love this. How do bands arrive at these names? The mind boggles. Great stuff!

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.

Truly #1, if I may say so.

Why would someone give such a strange name for their band?

Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988 in Newton, Massachusetts. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has ...read more.

They are pretty hilarious. I just hope they don't mean what they say in their songs.

They have some of the most offensive songs you'll ever hear in your entire life.

The name is self explanatory.

Self explanatory

Iwrestledabearonce

It looks like someone by accident put his head on the keyboard

Sunn O)))

They are not weird either, they have created such great metal songs

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

GG Allin & The Murder Junkies
Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Erm, this isn't a "worst bands" list. If it was, then this would be #1

Its named after a sex game_-_ I rest my case

It's actually named after Fred Durst's three-legged dog, Biscuit.

Their name roughly translates to Weak Cookie.

Amazing band amazing, edgy lyrics...
band name?

Nero's Day At Disneyland

One of the best breakcore bands in my opinion

The Strangest Band I Ever Listened
But I Like it

Die Antwoord

Weirdest band ever!

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..

Mindless Self Indulgence Mindless Self Indulgence is an American electropunk band formed in New York City in 1997. Their music has a mixed style which includes punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, techno, industrial, hip hop and breakbeat hardcore.

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.

Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

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

Love this band.

Yep, BabyRoachmetal is weird..They bark :(

Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

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...

21 huh? If people looked into this one more, they'd figure out this is easily top three. Abnormal & Intelligent band this one is.

Absolutely Beautiful.

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