Favorite odd ball musicians

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  1. codamedia

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    +1.... I really enjoy his playing and singin'

    As far as odd ball musicians are concerned, the first guy to come to mind is the guitar slinging "foghorn leghorn" Mr. Jerry Reed. Oddball approach, oddball arrangements, complete wildman, incredible music and some decent acting tossed in the mix.
     
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    Lyle Lovett, 95% genius, 5% oddball.
    Jules Shear
    Lene Lovitch
    Zappa
    Gentle Giant
    Tull
    B 52s
    Lotsa great oddballs!
     
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    The Residents
     
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    Saw him years ago at a Greenpeace concert headlined by The Cure, he was doing somersaults while playing guitar. Never laughed so much at a gig in my life. Great fun performer.
     
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    been hooked on Electric Warrior this week, so,
    Marc Bolan, major league weirdo, writer of excellent riffs.
     
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    I used to see Truc Of America all the time living in S. FL. Totally odd ball.
     
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    This.

    And Futureman Wooten. :)

     
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    Delete, thanks...
     
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    I caught both he & Victor Wooten with Bela Fleck at Seattle's Bumbershoot Arts Fest, back in '95...great show!
     
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    Spider John Koerner is unusual, though I wouldn't characterize him as abnormal.
     
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    I love the first 3 of these. I'd heard of Melt Banana, but never listened to them. I'd love to hear more suggestions. PM if you think it's off topic? Cheers!
     
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    I was hoping I wouldn't be the only one to mention the Residents. That collective deserves a great deal of respect. Very creative.

    What's the difference between oddball and novelty, I wonder?
     
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