The CDs in question are You're Gonna Miss Me - The Best of Roky Erickson and Demons Dance Alone by the Residents. If you, like me, had never heard of Erickson, I can best describe him as a distant cousin of both Buddy Holly and John Fogerty who instead of writing songs about Peggy Sue or dancing for nickels, decided instead to watch horror movies and commune with Satan. He's also a father of Texas Psychadelic music and a hell of a pop songwriter. But that doesn't even touch the weird of The Residents, whose minimalist/sinister stylings have stuck in my brain and created a phantasmagoria of weird. And this is apparently one of their more commercial albums. So I'm wondering...what's some of the weirdest music that you could recommend to someone looking to get his strange song fix on? Please include comments on what you think is so great/artistic about it that makes the weirdness worth it, or in the best cases, necessary. And if there are any Rez Heads out there, please answer my simple question: W.T.F?
Curious George: Weird Music I recently bought a couple of CDs that have made me wonder about the vast soundscapes of strange music out there of which I, as a generally music-as-art-unawares guy, have been missing out on. Edjumicate me!