Favorite weird or comical band.

Drm1979

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We all know that a lot of rock bands usually convey a more serious tone within their lyrics and music. So my question is what are some of your favorite bands whose lyrical or musical themes and moods are more of a comical or just straight up bizarre nature? 2 of my absolute favorites are Primus and an indie punk band I used to open for years ago called Pain. None of their songs were ever serious and with titles like Tommy the cat or bottlerocket war you know that its gonna be a fun listen.
 

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Without a thought ...

The Swirling Eddies

"I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side"
"Mr. Sharky"
"Nightmare At The Elks Lodge"
"God Went Bowling"
"Zoom Daddy"

... and those were just off one CD.

"Outdoor Elvis"
Out there where the air is clean
The red woods high, and the grass is green
People tell me they have seen
A giant footprint
Is he fishing and skiing and hunting duck
With a guitar, shotgun, and a pick-up truck?
Well, with any kind of luck
We'll photograph him
Oh, oh, come again outdoor elvis
Be our friend, save us outdoor elvis
The world has hope 'cause he's feelin' good
Escaped the city, lives in the woods
This is the spot i think he stood
Here's a giant footprint
A plaster cast where the pilgrims flock
And a ticket lines around the block
If we don't have the king what have we got?
Life don't make no sense
Oh, oh, come again outdoor elvis
Be our friend, save us outdoor elvis
We have sinned, forgive us outdoor elvis
We'll build a shrine among the pines to you
We might have to set a trap to bring him back
Dead or alive, if we want to survive
We gotta' bring him back (bring him back)
Oh, oh, oh, oh
In his fishin' vest and his silver cape
I'll bet he's really looking great
You can pretty much tell that he's lost weight
From the depth of his footprint
It's said he croons when the moon's above
Singing tenderly, "hunk a burnin' love"
It's nice to know he's still got his stuff hasn't
Lost the accent
Oh, oh, come again outdoor elvis
Be our friend, save us outdoor elvis
We have sinned, forgive us outdoor elvis
We'll build a shrine among the pines to you
('till the end of time we'll stand in this line for you)
O.e. o.e. we look for a sign from you
We might have to set a trap
Dead or alive, we'll bring him back
 

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My internetz-name is from a GWAR song. I’ve always been an actual fan of their music as well as their schtick.

Well, except for “We Kill Everything” and most of “Carnival Of Chaos”. The band claim their memories of recording those albums is patchy at best, and never played anything off them in concert.
 

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We all know that a lot of rock bands usually convey a more serious tone within their lyrics and music. So my question is what are some of your favorite bands whose lyrical or musical themes and moods are more of a comical or just straight up bizarre nature? 2 of my absolute favorites are Primus and an indie punk band I used to open for years ago called Pain. None of their songs were ever serious and with titles like Tommy the cat or bottlerocket war you know that its gonna be a fun listen.
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I love Was (Not Was) for their music but I'd say they also have a pretty comedic aspect to them. They put out some pretty serious Funk/R&B but some of the lyrics are pretty hilarious. And their cameo appearance in the movie The Freshman was pretty comedic as well. One of my favorite bands of all time, comedy or no comedy.
 

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Primus is absolutely up there for me. Les Claypool is a mad genius.

Eagles of Death Metal are also a fun as hell band. Identify themselves as "cock rock." Basically Stones-type music with stereotypically obnoxious lyrics and all-around weirdness.

A lot of Josh Homme's music (drummer of Eagles of Death Metal, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age), although on the top can be more serious, is pretty satirical and hysterical the more you pay attention to it. Most of the stuff he releases on his Desert Sessions Volumes are pretty damn hysterical.


 


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