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The Weirdest Song You've Ever Heard?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by freatles, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. freatles


    Jan 9, 2014
    What is the strangest, most unusual, exotic piece of composition you have ever heard?

    John Cages 4'33" doesn't count!
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    There's a jazz station in NYC that often plays really good jazz, but sometimes they play off the wall kinda stuff.

    They once had a guy live in studio who was essentially playing the violin randomly just bowing across the strings with no apparent melody, harmony or rhythm. After his "performance" they interviewed him about his art for a solid 20 minutes. I don't know if he actually played the violin, but it was a completely serious performance and interview and not meant to be a joke. It was weird.

    Also, the Beatles Number 9 is weird...and annoying.
  3. erigod23


    Mar 19, 2007
    Fredericton, NB
    Dog Police.
  4. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX


    Who knew Marty McFly's dad had a musical streak? Apparently Mr. Glover made an entire album (The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution, the Solution Equals Let It Be) :rolleyes:
  5. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Years ago on the Tomorrow Show I saw Mike Oldfield play this thing that looked like a railroad tie with a long cable on it. (Shade of Pythagoras' monochord experiments?) The thing was vibrating to the energy or something, because he didn't touch it. I always wanted to build one of those. No one on the Mike Oldfield list remembers it or knew what I was talking about. It was weird, but very soothing, trance inducing.
  6. freatles


    Jan 9, 2014
  7. freatles


    Jan 9, 2014
  8. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
  9. freatles


    Jan 9, 2014
  10. at a new music fest here there was a guy with a recording/looping sort of console,in the center of 3 raises tables spaced around it 15-20 feet out ....his 3 assistants had long chains with lights and a speaker at the end which they swung in a circle over their heads while standing on those tables....the artist programmed his stuff into them from the console as the circling speakers created a cool effect as each neared and moved away from your ears.........

    later at his discussion he spoke of a concert on a river bank where he strung some huge cables with some form of pick up,down the bank,like iirc 60 feet or more and induced vibrations.....maybe not so weird now that i think of it but the music i heard was actually very interesting,and i would have liked to see the river concert........not something you could get the full impact from on the stereo at home tho'
  11. squidtastic

    squidtastic Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2013
  12. Bird is the word song Surfin' Bird by the Trashman

    Follow by Fishheads Barnes and Barnes
  13. freatles


    Jan 9, 2014
  14. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    "Bike" by Pink Floyd is weird. Probably not by absolute standards but considering it was produced something like 45 years ago, back then it was probably pretty absurd.
  15. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    "Let the Eagle Soar" by Attorney General John Ashcroft

    I don't think I've ever said What the F$%^? As many times in a row as while and after watching that train wreck of justice.
  16. AGH


    Jun 18, 2013
    Long Island NY
    All of the stuff I got for free wore out!
  17. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer
  18. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Every thread has a winner, and today, this thread has YOU.