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21st May '16 7:23:11 PM Aiguille
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* Some of Music/PoetsOfTheFall's music videos are really weird, but the best example has to be "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]", where a woman with a [[PostApocalypticGasMask gas mask]] and a lollipop visits a dilapidated [[CircusOfFear Carnival of Fear]].
25th Apr '16 4:29:13 AM aye_amber
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* Many {{Primus}} songs features a number of psychedelic and amusingly disturbing aspects.

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* Many {{Primus}} Music/{{Primus}} songs features a number of psychedelic and amusingly disturbing aspects.
24th Apr '16 1:30:20 AM aye_amber
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* Shortly before their first hiatus in March 1980, post-punk band {{Wire}} became especially fond of doing this to their audiences when playing live. See TrueArtIsIncomprehensible for details.

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* Shortly before their first hiatus in March 1980, post-punk band {{Wire}} Music/{{Wire}} became especially fond of doing this to their audiences when playing live. See TrueArtIsIncomprehensible for details.
6th Apr '16 4:54:25 PM Gravityman
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* Music/TheMarsVolta's entire style is based around this. For one, they allegedly got the titles from their album ''Bedlam In Goliath'' from a ouija board, and many of them appear to be near-random assortments of letters and various non-English words.
6th Apr '16 3:51:19 PM Gravityman
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* Music/DonMcLean's song "American Pie" is a Mind-Screwy combination of imagery and references to other songs and historical events.

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* Music/DonMcLean's song "American Pie" is a Mind-Screwy combination of imagery and references to other songs and historical events. [=McLean=] did eventually auction off the original notes and lyrics for the song, which ended up providing a MindScrewdriver by explaining what each line was intended to be referencing.


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** The saga of Ziggy Stardust is vague and open-ended enough that, when put together into a narrative, can mean many different things. It doesn't help that Bowie's own personal, but unofficial interpretation of the whole thing is a rather bizarre CosmicHorrorStory.
6th Apr '16 3:32:34 PM Gravityman
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** Then again, they're [[WidgetSeries Japanese]].
31st Mar '16 8:19:54 PM aye_amber
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* ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' by {{Swans}}. This double-CD behemoth [[TropeCodifier codified]] the PostRock genre [[UnbuiltTrope before there was a "Post Rock" genre to codify]]. It is also probably one of the greatest continuous Mind Screws in the history of rock music, as well as being a nigh-bottomless well of High Octane Nightmare Fuel. It is best explained as being a kind of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin soundtrack to an imaginary movie]]. A very long, very weird movie. Directed by DavidLynch.

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* ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' by {{Swans}}.Music/{{Swans}}. This double-CD behemoth [[TropeCodifier codified]] the PostRock genre [[UnbuiltTrope before there was a "Post Rock" genre to codify]]. It is also probably one of the greatest continuous Mind Screws in the history of rock music, as well as being a nigh-bottomless well of High Octane Nightmare Fuel. It is best explained as being a kind of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin soundtrack to an imaginary movie]]. A very long, very weird movie. Directed by DavidLynch.
24th Mar '16 4:16:21 AM Andyroid
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* Most of the output of TheyMightBeGiants falls into this territory. Especially ''Particle Man'' and ''Doctor Worm''.

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* Most of the output of TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants falls into this territory. Especially ''Particle Man'' and ''Doctor Worm''.
4th Mar '16 5:30:34 PM KizunaTallis
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* Psychedelic {{Trance}} is all about this trope, using layers of weird (and ofttimes darker) sounds to essentially make the listener feel like they're on psychedelic drugs.
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9th Jan '16 8:14:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pick a song by CaptainBeefheart. ''Any'' song by Music/CaptainBeefheart. Founder Don Van Vliet is also very fond of TrueArtIsIncomprehensible; both in his music and his painting.

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* Pick a song by CaptainBeefheart. Music/CaptainBeefheart. ''Any'' song by Music/CaptainBeefheart.Captain Beefheart. Founder Don Van Vliet is also very fond of TrueArtIsIncomprehensible; both in his music and his painting.
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