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The Lounge Lizards' My Clown's on Fire - Input Junkie
October 21st, 2009
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The Lounge Lizards' My Clown's on Fire
Some odd music (possibly jazz*) which includes aa-oogah horns.

I've got some theories about why I like it so much, but I'm curious about how it sounds to people who come to it fresh.

What's the weirdest music that you like?


*It may be jazz in the same sense that alternate history is science fiction. AH isn't really very much like science fiction, but it appeals to people who like science fiction and there's nowhere else to put it.

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From:madfilkentist
Date:October 21st, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
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My tastes in music (as opposed to lyrics) hardly ever go to the really weird. The outer edge is perhaps an occasional Schoenberg where the extreme dissonance of the music is appropriate to the subject matter, e.g., "A Survivor from Warsaw."
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From:nancylebov
Date:October 21st, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Are there any particular pieces you recommend?
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From:dcseain
Date:October 21st, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
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How fun! And apropos to the title to boot.
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From:atomicat
Date:October 21st, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Ummm.... I have been listening to stuff like Pere Ubu, The Residents, Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle since I was a kid, as in early 80's so.... um....

I used to have this screeching experimental industrial cover of "You've Lost that Loving Feeling", that kinda ranked.
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From:sturgeonslawyer
Date:October 21st, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Probably Magma. A French band that sings - well, mostly chants and occasionally screeches - in a madeup language about a planet called Kobaia.
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From:nancylebov
Date:October 21st, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
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I just listened to their cheesecakemouse. Thanks.
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From:kgbooklog
Date:October 21st, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
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What's the weirdest music that you like?

When I want weird I generally look to old stuff like PDQ Bach and Spike Jones.
From:bruce9999
Date:October 21st, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)

AH is too SF!

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AH uses what Arnold Bennett called 'the technique of Wells'; the next step beyond 'the technique of Balzac'.

'The technique of Balzac', the secretary of French society, being the technique of a realist novel. Status detail, what it means to have Second Empire furniture in your living room just after the Second Empire falls yadda yadda.

'The technique of Wells' being the next step, the status detail that includes the dreams and alternities of where that status detail could go- what if Napoleon III had beat Prussia? Or just stayed the f out of an unnecessary war with the Prussian Army? Or put his 'I'm Napoleon' side to work building dirigibles like the baby Jesus intended?

Thus, AH is Skiffy.

Um, 'The Audience' before Sophie Ellis Bextor got famous.
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From:andrewducker
Date:October 24th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
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From:anniemal
Date:October 28th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
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I can't begin to guess. Are we going for purely weird or just esoteric but oddly listenable?
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