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sadmanbarty
19-11-2015, 11:05 PM
Tracks by artists that are surprisingly different from their usual output or the style they've come to be known for.

For example:

Bootsy Collins- Preview Side Too

A far cry from the squelching cartoon funk typically associated with Bootsy.

https://youtu.be/W2o3OPcZEj0

Black Sabbath- Planet Caravan

The Heavy Metal pioneers offer a cross between Pete Green's 'Heavy Heart' and Velvet Underground's 'Pale Blue Eyes'

https://youtu.be/yoK5QJDAr8I

The Stooges- We Will Fall

10 minutes of apathetic raga rock from hedonistic proto-punks.

https://youtu.be/n19S-hP6kkE

Leo
19-11-2015, 11:55 PM
the godfather of throbbing disco made some great glammy pop...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pFiM0-gpYU

Benny B
20-11-2015, 12:27 PM
surprisingly hard question this!

i reckon artists 'going disco' or 'going funk' could provide a fair few examples, especially rock bands from the 70s, although its quite difficult to think of total one-off tracks. queen, bowie,the stones, the clash, can, macca, etc etc...they all had a go at some point didn't they? opportunistic bandwagon-jumping fads really (see also people having a go at drum n bass in the late 90s)

The first thing I thought of was the smith's barbarism begins at home, but then maybe the draize train is even more of an anomaly (sans moz, the bluesy guitar noodling away in the background). they're obviously still quite smithsy, but i cant think of any other 'funky' smiths song. I'm quite surprised moz lets these through tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc1ObUMFWMo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrRjxkXOps0

sadmanbarty
20-11-2015, 12:56 PM
Speaking of 'going funk' here's Slipknot's 'Bitchslap' in which they try there hand at cocktail jazz and funk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwDed5zAjE8

Leo
20-11-2015, 02:12 PM
yeah, it's less interesting to just post one-offs of bands doing their token "dance track" (like kiss' stab at disco "i was made for loving you"), tons of artists have done that.

fleetwood mac is a crazy one: huge mainstream pop stars who started out playing with lots of long jammy blues numbers (granted, personnel changed along the way).

trza
20-11-2015, 03:03 PM
Sergio Mendes made jazz records in Brazil then he moved to Los Angeles and made bad American pop music and just awful disco pop versions of established songs for a long time. But in the middle of that he made an afrocentric samba and folkloric brazilian music album Primal Roots with an epic 18 minute jazz suite that took up one side of the album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyY1cW34kEQ

sadmanbarty
20-11-2015, 03:31 PM
You've reminded me of Mtume, who went from playing percussion on this:

https://youtu.be/4TCAwFK3Q_o

to making this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnUUgMVd9J0

That being said, around this time Miles was covering Michael jackson and Cindy lauper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM4WW5yyuu0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhvChnPVeVI

Here's his cover of David Crosby:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y2d0t4PttE

and Minnie Riperton's 'Loving You'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW3BxRfwXqo

sadmanbarty
20-11-2015, 03:45 PM
Mala before digital mystikz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfZ96PMeNSI

baboon2004
20-11-2015, 11:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehqKpPmVcK4

one of the most famous of all anomalies i think

Glacial 718
23-11-2015, 06:43 AM
the secrete Neptunes dancehall riddim that Pharrell may or may not have stolen


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUIhkqpdefo

the Venetian Snares 10" that sounds like most, but not all, other dubstep records from 2007


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQjqUvuA48A