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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2017 at 22:11
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

PUSSY - Plays
Great album, very little known.

One of my favorites...have that on cd....  :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2017 at 22:20
If you want strange music from the 60s then you cannot ignore the great SUN RA
His 60s output is some of the strangest avant-jazz ever to hit the Earth like an asteroid from the insane asylum


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2017 at 03:21
Out of touch with sanity...? If it was that weird they probably didn't get a recording contract..  LOL...

I always though Trout Mask Replica by Beefheart was out there....never could get into it except for a few tracks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2017 at 03:32
Ha ! I just noticed : ‘stange’ (as opposed to strange......lmao - (hey, I’m way far from perfect too ......)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2017 at 09:38
One stange band from the Sixties that I'm sure must have already been mentioned here is Strawberry Alarm Clock, if only for the fact that its singer on its hit Incense and Peppermints, 16-year-old Greg Munford, wasn't even a member of the band. As legend has it, he was asked to sing the Sixties anthem after its writer and non band member John Carter was dismissed because of his poor singing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2017 at 13:46
Godz - Contact High With the Godz from 1966.

"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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Family- music from a doll's house


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Based on what I've read(and the little of what I've heard)I'd say that the album that takes the cake here(aside from maybe ummagumma)is the collaboration between Spooky Tooth and Pierre Henry called Ceremony. 
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^ That's a very strange lp! virtually unlistenable due to the weird treatments he put on top of the music.. and Spooky tooth! what a weird pairing! Its a period piece but that's about it.

Music in a dolls house is just one of the best british lps from that late 60's period.. a real corker!
The name of their 1970 ep sums them up!
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Originally posted by ten years after ten years after wrote:

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The Incredible String Band - heaps of albums all with weird folk music
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I never thought this was weird. As Robin has stated, it was more of a mix of poetry and theater that drove both him and Mike to create what they did, and unfortunately, it was not as well received as it should have been mostly as it seems that rock audiences are not as in tune with poetry and theater ... to appreciate the newer and more inventive way of presenting it.

Poetry, up to then, was mostly read alone, and you kinda imagined what it was all about ... though some readers were magnificent in their own way. The best example I have was Allen Ginsburg, that does not read well, but when you hear him read it, it explodes out loud. Others that knew poetry and sang a lot like it, was Jim Morrison ... whose work, I always thought was more movie oriented than poetry or theater, but it came alive really loud and clear.

The "strange" side of it comes around when we expect things to sound the same ... and when we see/hear something different, it will be thought of as weird and strange, and they are far from it.

I just listened to the Edgar Broughton Band's first 4 albums and then caught a live show of theirs many years later on the tube, and ... it was not even strange. You could tell that it was serious and well defined and beautifully brought out, even if we thought it was strange and weird, and in the end, it wasn't. 

I often say that we are more strange and weird than the artists. They have the art to show for it, and we don't, and the only thing we can do is comment on it! To me, Picasso, Dali, Miro ... you name it, are not strange or weird ... this was their expression, and how they saw it. As 10CC would say ... how dare you?


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... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the inner art is all about!
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Was this thread moved? I thought it was in the main prog discussion section. I don't usually look anywhere but there. 

Anyway, I thought of another one. If this one hasn't been mentioned yet it really needs to be since this is probably one of(if not THE)best examples of a strange sixties band I can think of and the band is.........

The United States of America

You can't get much weirder than that for a sixties band. It's sort of a cross between psychedelic, experimental and proto prog with even a bit of proto new age/ world music thrown in. Defintely ahead of it's time in terms of approach and instrumentation(some tracks feature not just early synths(for lack of a better term)but also early drum machines). 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2017 at 21:49
Everything from the Velvet Underground (& Nico) in the 60s was weird to me--as was The White Album and PFloyd's first two. A little too inscrutable and peculiar for my musical sensibilities at the time.
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How strange is strange...?
13th Floor Elevators
The Monks
The Sonics
Gandalf
50 Foot Hose
United States of America
Silver Apples
those are all 'strange' to me..........

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^ Yeah, the 50 FOOT HOSE one is really out there. There are also free improve bands like AMM that were fairly out there for the day
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Third ear band is very good Sun Ra in the middle age.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dragon Drop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2017 at 16:11
These guys did some pretty far–out stuff in their all–too–brief career (only two albums, both in 1968). Though based in Ohio, they also included one member from England and one from Australia. Here they wrote two songs -- one a snarling punk–rocker, the other a soft "paisley-psychedelic" tune -- and spun them together into a long, swirling medley that foreshadowed the rock-opera arrangements of the Who's "Tommy" the following year.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2017 at 16:16
What's really strange is the way this thread seems to hop around from one place on here to the other. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2017 at 16:20
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

How strange is strange...?
13th Floor Elevators
The Monks
The Sonics
Gandalf
50 Foot Hose
United States of America
Silver Apples
those are all 'strange' to me..........


I already mentioned United States of America. Strange album indeed. I'll have to check out the others. Also, the late sixties Grateful Dead albums and "After Bathing at Baxters" by Jefferson Airplane are suppose to be rather strange also. Not sure what else of the top of my head. I do remember thinking that the very first Genesis album was really weird the first few times I heard it(especially the weird sound in between the first and second song).  Also, has White Noise "an electric storm" been mentioned yet?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cosmiclawnmower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2017 at 13:50
White Noise 'Electric storm in Hell'... bbrrrr that was one creepy lp (well if youre about 16 and stoned and listening to it in the dark.. err, which I was!)

I thought i'd mention 'Love'.. I guess some may not consider them particularly strange but Arthur Lee was a rather eccentric personality and 'Forever changes' showed a real mix of delicate beauty, harmony mixed with a strange sense of dread and some of the lyrics are very strange indeed!
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