Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Chistmas in The Key of Z

Outsider musicians love Christmas too! It's time for some of the most twisted carols you may ever hear.

Not hip to the concept of outsider music? Fear not. Irwin Chusid, author of Songs in the Key of Z, the Bible of this "genre," will enlighten you:

Outsider musicians are often termed "bad" or "inept" by listeners who judge them by the standards of mainstream popular music. Yet despite dodgy rhythms and a lack of conventional tunefulness, these often self-taught artists radiate an abundance of earnestness and passion. And believe it or not, they're worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality...

Most of the artists below appear in Chusid's book and or the fabulous Songs in the Key of Z CD compilations,

Here's an outside artist you probably have heard of, the late, great Tiny Tim, (especially if you read Wacky Wednesday very much.)

Wesley Willis will get you in the holiday mood

Here's some Yuletide cheer with Wild Man Fischer

Daniel Johnston making spirits bright

B.J. Snowden is a one-woman Christmas Party with Fred Schneider of the B52s

Finally, I'm not sure what this is ....

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