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Disgustingly Original Bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matt Till, Sep 28, 2005.


  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I like the term Disgustingly... so there it is.

    Mr. Abark can back me up on this... it's hard to find a band that sounds anything like Morphine. So they are a prime example. Another off the top of my head... Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

    So often in music, we are forced to hear reviews like, "Oh, they are like Linkin Park meets Mudvayne" or "They are like Foghat meets Slayer"... etc. It's nice to hear bands that sound like nothing else.
     
  2. Jacob fred jazz oddysey comes to mind
     
  3. Horse the Band... they sometimes sound like Dillinger or The Locust or something, and they sometimes blatantly play Nintendo riffs. But they're too awesome.
     
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    First, are you taking into account originality for their time period? Or that no one has ever come close to their sound?

    Ex. Bad Brains were original in their day, nowadays many bands copy it.

    Ever - I've never heard bands comparable to any of these
    Emerson Lake and Palmer
    Dalek
    Ephel Duath
    The Mass
    Horse the Band
    "Power to Believe" era King Crimson
    Oh My God
    Idiot Flesh


    When they developed their sound
    - Original when they came out, but now they have imitators
    Dillinger Escape Plan
    Mr Bungle
    Kyuss
    Opeth
    Meshuggah
     
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Damn, you beat me to that one. I just ordered their newest album. The new songs that I've heard sound better than the stuff on R.Borlax.
     
  6. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    You can't confuse Yes for any other band.
     
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    You might like Circus of the Seed. It's jazz rock sans drone.

    The only thing I don't that I dont like about them is that their singer sounds like the Randy Somebody who wrote the scores for Toy Story 1 and 2.

    circusoftheseed.com
     
  8. Larry99

    Larry99

    Aug 17, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Bjork.

    Not really a band but I think her music is definitely original. ...disgustingly creative too.
     
  9. Slint.

    They influenced tons of bands in what is now called Math Rock but their music seemed to come out of nowhere at the time. There was nothing remotly like them before they came about.
     
  10. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    +1

    Keller Williams is pretty original I think
    Charlie Hunter/Garage a Trois
    MMW
    Beck
    Cake
    DMB (argue if you like - but his style is original)
    Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet
    Mike Dillon
    Claypool, pretty much all his bands stand on their own
     
  11. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Kites
    Jessica Rylan
    Howard Stelzer

    All three changed the way I view and approach music. Similarly Lungfish sound like nothing I've ever heard before, a little idiosyncratic, but still quite mind-blowing if your down with them.
     
  12. lame(B)ass

    lame(B)ass

    Jun 18, 2004
    Slovakia
    Nevermore
    Opeth
    Megadeth
     
  13. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Brian Setzer Orchestra
    DMB
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Primus
    Rush
    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
    Dream Theater (no use for them anymore personally, but they created a mold which countless posers are imitating)
     
  14. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    +1. I love the crazy instrumentation.
     
  15. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Brian Setzer Orchectra?
     
  16. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004

    i concur. i heard them for the first time this summer when they opened for claypool this summer, and their sound was mindblowing, i wish i could cop that style.
     
  17. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    I had the unique experience of seeing Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at NEARFEST '03, VERY uniique band, extra props for builing their own unusual instruments AND junk percussion. Just a bit hard to swallow at 11 in the morning though :D
     
  18. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I will add Drums and Tuba to this list.
     
  19. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    You might also check out some live recordings of Steve Kimock and Friends with Reed sitting in. That is some really amazing stuff and shows off how much Reed can play a traditional bass role as well as anyone out there, in addition to his effects laced stuff with JFJO.
     
  20. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Come on, everybody knows Reed Mathis sucks :D
    I can't remember the name but I really liked that reggae-ish Kimock tune they did with Reed (or maybe it was on old cover?). I read somewhere about how he used to have an Acoustic 360 and he'd play to Aston Barrett/Marley all the time.