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Major Label Weirdos

In this episode, we look at bands that were signed to major labels despite being unconventional, abrasive, or just plain weird. We explore conditions in the industry that led to these bands getting signed, along with the virtues of being weird.

The really amazingly cool playlist for this episode is:

  1. Captain Beefheart - Diddy Wah Diddy
  2. Captain Beefheart - Moonlight on Vermont
  3. Frank Zappa - Montana
  4. Frank Zappa - Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
  5. Talking Heads - I Zimbra
  6. Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
  7. Devo - Jocko Homo
  8. Devo - Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
  9. Butthole Surfers - Concubine
  10. Butthole Surfers - Pepper
  11. They Might Be Giants - Istanbul
  12. Mr. Bungle - Quote Unquote (Travolta)
  13. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  14. Tom Waits - Singapore