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Old 29th June 2007, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Strangest of Your Collection

What is the strangest band/musician in your collection? The one that no one else has heard of or listened to, or that just gets the most odd stares from friends and relations when they see it in with the rest of your music?

For example, I have five albums by Charles Manson. If you like folk music, he's actually not bad. Well, I mean he's evil...just not bad as a musician.
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Old 29th June 2007, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: The Strangest of Your Collection

It's not an artist or band, but I have an LP from 1970 titled Rockbuster, which has a young Arnold Schwarzenegger on the cover, and features tracks by bands called Flock, Trees, Redbone, Rock Workshop, Spirit, Skin Alley and New York Rock Ensemble...
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Old 29th June 2007, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As well as Bob Dylan and the Byrds, apparently. Nice. Would be awesome if Ahnold sang on it. If that were the case, you'd be holding on to pure gold!
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Old 29th June 2007, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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People like, "Strangers in the Wind," right up to the moment I tell them it's by the Bay City Rollers.
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Old 29th June 2007, 12:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've two albums by Shonen Knife, a Japanese powerpop/bubblegum pop band most people won't have heard of (they did the theme music for the Powerpuff Girls cartoon series). On the same theme, I have Radio Hits 3 by Welsh punk rock/bubblegum pop band Helen Love and more than half a dozen by punk rock band The Mr T Experience (possibly better known in the States than over here).
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Old 29th June 2007, 01:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: The Strangest of Your Collection

I've been listening to Relient K's witty lyrics through their evolution as a band, so I have their first ever album. That gets me some strange looks, since they were essentially a college boy band at the time.
Also I listen to POD, and some of their more reggae-like tunes make people double take

I'm more of a Rock/Metal person, so any of my poplike songs (e.g. MercyMe) make people think i'm strange
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Old 29th June 2007, 01:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Joseph Schmidt is way out of sync with the rest of my music
"light classical"?
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Old 29th June 2007, 06:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, since I've recorded a wide range of optimists who were certain to have the Next Big Thing (incorrectly so) I have a wide range of very weird, Much of it on quarter inch tape because it never went any further. Anyone for Timothy Leary and a selection of german acidheads tripping in a roomful of musical instruments, certain that inspiration was bound to strike? A jam session with punk rockers and Guggenmusikers?
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Old 30th June 2007, 01:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Anyone for Timothy Leary and a selection of german acidheads tripping in a roomful of musical instruments, certain that inspiration was bound to strike?
That has got to be worth money, Chris, no matter how bad it is. Can you say "historical curiosity"? Anyway, the very idea made me laugh out loud. I was in attendance at a Timothy Leary spoken word/experimental video appearance at a local night spot two or three years before his death. It was, um, interesting.

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For example, I have five albums by Charles Manson. If you like folk music, he's actually not bad. Well, I mean he's evil...just not bad as a musician.
I had no idea that Charlie had done five albums. I knew that he had done some recording, but all the stories are so dismissive of him (no one wanting to be seen as having ever actually had a positive thought about him, I suppose...and I can understand that, having seen his influence on a friend of mine at the time) that it is surprising he accumulated that much recorded material. Also, it seems like he wouldn't have had the time, trying to arrange Helter Skelter and all.

Oh, and my own strangest...I don't actually think I own anything that strange any more. Although in the past year and a half I've discovered quite a fondness for Gram Parsons' work. He's one of those, I've found, who you either get or you don't, and if you do you get weird looks from those who don't.
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Old 30th June 2007, 01:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: The Strangest of Your Collection

It'll have to be one of two:

1. Gogol Bordello - music that is [very] Eastern European mixed with punky type things. You can understand why they are dubbed "Gypsy punks".

2. Boy vs. Bacteria - a Swedish chap who makes his own ravey type music; the latest batch he has made using a Gameboy game.
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It'll have to be one of two:1. Gogol Bordello - music that is [very] Eastern European mixed with punky type things. You can understand why they are dubbed "Gypsy punks".
And are bloody brilliant.
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Too damn right!

Have you heard their new album - Super Taranta!? It's more than brilliant, I have to tell you. Along the same lines as Underdog World Strike, but a bit more punky, yet with the good old Eastern European influences still there - the violinist, for example, has a merry old time.
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Haven't heard it yet - but I'll be getting it soon.

My problem is I need more storage space for all my CDs. Heigh-ho.
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That's what a computer is for.

And, of course, what miscellaneous drawers are for.

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or that just gets the most odd stares from friends and relations when they see it in with the rest of your music?
Oooh! Here's one I probably shouldn't admit to:

Lily Allen.
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Old 30th June 2007, 01:42 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! *Runs away screaming*

Um, that's perfectly all right, Lenny. Perfectly. Oh, who am I kidding?

One I shouldn't admit to...

The Donnas

(I was young. And foolish. And...oh, all right. It was last year.)
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