What is the strangest CD or LP you have in your collection?

What is the strangest CD or LP you have in your collection?
Here it is:
81% (69 votes)
Don't have any strange music.
12% (10 votes)
I have one, but won't reveal it!
7% (6 votes)
Total votes: 85

Many of us have picked up at least one bizarre CD or LP in our audiophile careers. Tell us what you've found

John P.  Wirick, Jr.'s picture

An LP perfomed by Ishmael United, a collection of British high-school teachers who said, upon listening to some then-new punk rock, "We can do better than that, let's have a go at it." The LP cover shows a football—excuse me, soccer game—in progress, with the referee red-carding a player while yelling the album title: "If You Can't Shout Saved, You Have to Face the Penalty."

Scared's picture

Without question, the strangest CD in my collection remains Art Zoyd's "Nosferatu" (Atonal ACD 3008). This is really scary stuff!!! Dark and sinister, it could easily pass as a soundtrack to a journey through Hell. It has, on more than one occasion, raised the hair on the back of my neck. Warning: DON'T LISTEN TO THIS IN THE DARK!!!

Chris Henderson's picture

University of Texas LP making fun of Texas A&M. Called "The Aggies LP," it is cut backwards; you put the needle at the center of the groove and it runs to the outside edge of the vinyl! I gave it to a relative who attended A&M (because I care and feel his pain!).

lord_coz@uswest.net's picture

Shao Lin, "Dynasty of the Serious Beats'; Skulflower MZ412, "Burning the Temple of God"; Profain Grace, "The Dibonation of Souls"; Aghast, "Hexeri im Ziemlicht"; Arcana, "Limbonic Art"; Moon, "In the Scorpio"; Psychic TV, "Un ez Listening"; Savage, "Aural Hotbed"; Shai No Shai, "Neptune Towers"; Delirium, "O Yuki Conjugate"; Vidnaobmana, "Hybrids"; Bill Laswell, "Yasnia"—and a few more I can't think of right now!

Alan's picture

One of the strangest songs I've ever heard is from the Sun Ra "Singles" collection: "Message to Earthman" by Yochanan, the space age vocalist, and Sun Ra & His Arkestra. Strange in a nice way, if you know what I mean; of course, anything by Shania Twain (or Shiny-New-Train, as we call her) is REALLY strange, but I don't own any of her recordings.

David Aiken's picture

Deep Listening by Pauline Oliveiros, Stuart Dempster, and Panagiotis on New Albion. Improvisations recorded in a large, empty cement water cistern with a 40-second reverb time—the chamber is as much an instrument as what the performers are playing. There's an incredible background wash of phase-shifting echo, and each time I upgrade equipment or improve my setup, the sound alters. I've had the disc for years and I'm still not sure I know what it sounds like.

Rev's picture

Mr. Bungle, a very odd CD from the lead singer of Faith No More.

T Swenson's picture

Bill Cosby singing " Ursaleana and her washing machine.

mike eschman's picture

a bernstein on broadway lp with boris karloff in a singing role as captain hook in peter pan at one end of the spectrum and penderecki's spooky opera devils of loudon at the other

Guy White's picture

Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies:"The American Metaphysical Circus" Columbia MS7317. This album (LP) has some strange items and spans the audio range from ethereal to narrowband. Best tunes: "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Moonsong:Pelog", and "Patriot's Lullabye." Notice that this is on a Masterworks Label. If you want wide dynamic range and sparkling highs this album has it in spots. Find it if you can.

Michael Chernay's picture

Jethro Tull's "Thick as abrick" CD, and original LP that looked like a news paper

Janos Varga's picture

'Music from the body' by Ron Geesin & Roger Waters, 1970 made in Japan


One of Metallica's albums