I consider myself quite the musicologist - I troll the web for hidden gems and bizarre obscurities on a daily basis. So, I come with some credentials and expertise when I say I have found the nerdiest band of all time. That band is the Stellar Unit.
These guys are too nerdy for Radio Shack, and the guy on the right looks to be that "wacky" type nerd (i.e. the Gallagher variety) - the worst kind. The only thing distracting me from his frozen smile and bug eyes (which continue to haunt my dreams) is the enormous Adam's apple of the guy on the left.
If that horrifying image doesn't convince you, maybe a taste of their music will. Here's their rendition of "Zip-a-dee Doo-dah" which scores a perfect ten on the nerd scale.
I thank Bizarre Records for this one - a site so good, I actually bought their book.
Who are the runners up, you ask? Frankly, you don't have to think too hard to come up with some ultra-nerdy musicians. Here's a few better known musical acts that follow in the footsteps of the Stellar Unit:
England Dan & John Ford Coley
They Might Be Giants
Buckner & Garcia
Weird Al Yankovic
Feel free to chime in with any others that you can think of. But before you go, let me leave you with a couple more heirs of the Stellar Unit from the bins of bad album covers at Bizarre Records:
Damn! I've got some pretty awful pictures of me and my brother from the 1970s that would rival this one - only my parents didn't plaster any of them on album covers! I hope these poor girls sued their parents then used the money to start a new life overseas.
This one's so bad it was hard for me to accept that it was real. Once I was able to come to terms with the reality of Country Church, my next hurdle was getting past those snug fitting sweater vests. The horror!
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