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leakyheadboy 07.27.2008 04:42 PM

"A fine line between madness and genious" Your favorite famous basket cases?
 
Hows about it?

The fine man in my signature Mr Eric Satie would have to make it into the list.. When he died his tiny, cupboard sized apartment was filled with hundreds of umbrellas.

I would also like to nominate Kate Bush who is, by all accounts, a fruit loop...

 

[Evidence]

acousticrock87 07.27.2008 04:45 PM

 


Katie Jane Garside

leakyheadboy 07.27.2008 04:47 PM

wow she one crazy lady

Dead-Air 07.27.2008 04:49 PM

A lot of people thought Sun Ra was nuts. But then he successfully did what he wanted in a world that doesn't generally reward such. I have a hard time calling him crazy myself, but he's by far my favorite artist that the bulk of the world sees that way.

MellySingsDoom 07.27.2008 04:52 PM

Kate Bush = yes!
Katie Jane Garside = I saw her in Daisy Chainsaw in the v early 90's, and to be honest, they were rubbish.

acousticrock87 07.27.2008 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MellySingsDoom
Kate Bush = yes!
Katie Jane Garside = I saw her in Daisy Chainsaw in the v early 90's, and to be honest, they were rubbish.

You lie. I won't hear it.

leakyheadboy 07.27.2008 05:06 PM

Mark Mothersbaugh sir your special bus is waiting...
[Exhibit A]
 


[Exhibit B]
 

MellySingsDoom 07.27.2008 05:07 PM

acousticrock87 - Honest Guv, I no lie. They were pop Banshees sans tunes. If they did anything as good as "Happy House"...

*notices acousticrock87 has fingers in ears, going "La La La La Laa!"*

I said, if they did anything as good as "Happy House!"...
*argument ensues*

atsonicpark 07.27.2008 05:09 PM

captain beefheart, of course.

MellySingsDoom 07.27.2008 05:17 PM

Albert Ayler - his last 2 years were horrifying/saddening
Rocky Erickson
Mr Sydney Barrett
Sun Ra - completely bonkers, but so what?
SPK - some of the members were former mental patient inmates - see the "Despair" video for evidence.

leakyheadboy 07.27.2008 05:22 PM

 

too easy...

Glice 07.27.2008 06:41 PM

I'll jump in prior and mention that Daniel Johnston is perhaps mentally troubled but ultimately shit.

Messiaen, Beethoven, Wagner, Scriabin... etc.

leakyheadboy 07.27.2008 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glice
I'll jump in prior and mention that Daniel Johnston is perhaps mentally troubled but ultimately shit.



ah no... im crushed... the guy makes me love again

MellySingsDoom 07.27.2008 06:43 PM

I'd just like to mention that Wagner was a bit weird but ultimately a genius.

demonrail666 07.27.2008 06:43 PM

Would David Lee Roth qualify?

Glice 07.27.2008 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leakyheadboy
ah no... im crushed... the guy makes me love again


That's as may be, but he is utterly shit.

MellySingsDoom 07.27.2008 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by demonrail666
Would David Lee Roth qualify?


Yup. See also: Ronnie James Dio.

Glice 07.27.2008 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MellySingsDoom
I'd just like to mention that Wagner was a bit weird but ultimately a genius.


The noise appreciators of this world would do well to realise that without Wagner, there's no critical acceptance of dissonance and therefore no 'noise' as a genre.

I am the Tristan Chord!!!

MellySingsDoom 07.27.2008 06:46 PM

My brother's name is Tristan. Do I call him "Chord" now?

Glice 07.27.2008 06:47 PM

Yes. Do so immediately.


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