ByJonathan H. Kantor/Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 11:36 am EDT
If you think you know all the interesting channels on YouTube, you are probably fooling yourself. Every minute, an average of 400 hours of video is uploaded, and nearly 5 billion individual videos are watched every day. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of some of the most bizarre YouTube channels out there, so you can experience the same nightmares we did while researching this list. You're welcome!
Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wonder what it would be like to trip my face off on acid, but not actually have to afford, procure, or actually drop acid?" Well, you finally have a chance to live your dream, now that you've discovered the trippy, psychedelic world of Larry Carlson.
Carlson is a visual artist who makes videos solely to make the viewer feel like they are hallucinating. You may have even seen one of his more famous videos, "IN YOUR CUBE," which you can check out above, if you missed it. There isn't much you can watch on YouTube that's creepier, unless you're the kind of person who finds Speak & Spell-voiced ventriloquist dummies soothing.
Carlson continues to upload to his channel regularly, so you can subscribe and virtually trip like you never have before. Be careful watching these videos, though, because they could cause headaches and possibly seizures. No, we are not kidding about that.
Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared is a webseries that finally answers the question, "What would a children's show like Sesame Street look like if you mixed it with Five Nights at Freddy's and sprinkled in a little bit of South Park?" That's pretty much what you have when you sit down to watch the craziness that is DHMIS. There have only been six episodes of the show in five years, but that's okay, because you'll probably need a significant amount of time to collect yourself after each episode. This show is like the opposite of bingeworthy.
The show involves your typical puppet characters in a classroom setting. The teacher starts singing a song about whatever theme they are going with for the episode. So far, they have done creativity, time, love, technology, diets, and dreaming. Of course, it wouldn't be on this list if that's all it was. The song and the action on screen develops into a nightmarish horror show of gore and irony. It's weird, it's gross, it's hilarious, and it's definitely not for kids, unless you want to turn them into the kind of sick freaks that make shows like DHMIS. Ah, the circle of life.
Fat-Pie is a channel run by David John Firth, a successful British animator whose work has been featured on the BBC. The channel offers Firth a platform for his more experimental side — most of the character animation on Fat-Pie is crude and nothing like the polished work he does professionally. His animation on the channel is weird, to say the least. Newcomers should first check out the Salad Fingers series. Yep: Salad Fingers.
You can see from his channel trailer above just how quirky his work is. The man is nothing if not prolific, and most of his work is at least somewhat disturbing, surreal, and possibly indicative of some light psychosis.
There are certain words that could best be used to described the insanity that is Andywilson92's channel on YouTube, but they're not appropriate for this site. The person behind the channel, who is presumably named Andy Wilson, describes himself thusly: "I'm not bad. I'm just incredibly ambitious, and incredibly drunk." Given what he puts on his channel, that's probably a fairly apt description.
His videos consist of what can be politely described as very poorly animated sketches of whatever random crap he happens to want to put on the internet. If you have an interest in losing your mind for a little bit and want to see a Simpsons parody, watch Snospis Eht for a little while and don't forget to check your sanity at the door. These videos are impressively strange and nonsensical. The channel was even featured on an episode of The Weird Side of the Internet, which is hardly surprising if you have ever seen either show.
The Report of the Week
There are probably more than half a million channels on YouTube where someone reviews a product or service, either for a sponsor, or simply for the love of whatever they are reviewing. What has to be the weirdest of this type of channel is The Report of the Week, where a young, well-dressed man sits in front of the camera and seriously reviews the most mundane things for pretty much no reason whatsoever.
If you want to watch a guy review something like a Papa John's pizza for 10 minutes, you now have a place to embark on that adventure. Of course, he doesn't just review pizzas, he enjoys reviewing things like Ho Hos, Burger King Whopper Dogs, Taco Bell tacos, sandwiches, and pretty much everything else in between. The man is as serious as a heart attack, too, which he'll probably have, if he keeps this channel up for much longer.
"Psychotically trippy." That's the best way to describe Cyriak's videos in a nutshell. Just watch the video above. It starts out pretty normal, before descending into a madness akin to a Terry Gilliam cartoon merging with a Salvador Dali painting while M.C. Escher sprinkles an extra dash of madness on top. His work is visually ... well, it's freaking odd, is what it is. His specialty is music videos where he juxtaposes animals and repetitive lyrics that don't match the images in any way that makes any sense.
Watching Cyriak's channel may leave you impressed with the video editing skills of someone who is likely as crazy as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, but mostly you will probably be as confused as you have ever been. Take in a few of the music videos or check out the playlist called My Best Stuff. The worst thing that could happen is you would have a pretty simple explanation for your descent into madness that follows.
The Uncharted Zone
The Uncharted Zone produces music videos for artists all over the world. It's actually a real video editor and producer named Phil Thomas Katt who runs the channel, so you might think it was fairly normal, and not necessarily a candidate for this list. You would be wrong about that. Pretty much all of his music videos look like they were shot in the 70s or early 80s, and feature artists you have never heard of ... and if you have, well, shame on you.
Katt hosts a show called The Uncharted Zone on the channel where he cuts really old and strange music videos into a themed show. He might cover something like UFOs or any conspiracy theory you can think of. The videos are really strange and don't make a lot of sense, but they do use a lot of music videos ... for some reason.
Katt comes off as a pretty strange guy when he puts himself on camera, and that's the real treat of this channel. Imagine a DJ who you are pretty certain has someone trapped in a basement somewhere — that's Katt. Whether or not he demands the lotion be put on the skin or someone gets the hose again is still up for debate, but if you want to watch something that is just weird as hell, you found it on Katt's YouTube channel. Internet challenge of the month: watch the above video without laughing. We dare you.
Unsettling. That's what the videos on Memory Hole are... they are very unsettling. Pick a random Memory Hole video and you are in for something so weird, it defies any true explanation. These videos look like they might have been the ones the producers said not to use in The Ring because they didn't want to freak out the audience too much. Not that watching these videos will result in a little girl crawling out of your monitor and killing you ... well, she might, so watch with something heavy nearby.
The folks responsible for Memory Hole take home movies from the 90s and edits them into something akin to your worst nightmares, but for some reason, you watch it anyways. The channel is run by the same people who put together the madness that is the infamousEverything is Terrible, so it's no wonder their format is similar. If you want to attempt to understand what they are doing with this show, check out an interview with one of the creators or you can check them out at the Memory Hole channel on YouTube if you want to be inspired by insanity.
Run for the Cube
Run For The Cube is about the weirdest review channel on the internet, and it's entirely due to the obnoxious and strange voice that talks about the products as a couple of hands mess with whatever is being reviewed. This voice cannot be described: it must be heard.
The above video has to be the most annoying and irritating video on the planet, and it is truly indicative of what you get when you watch one of their many toy reviews. These videos aren't the type that can be watched with the sound off. If so, you are kind of missing the point. On their official website, they explain exactly what they are quite succinctly: "Runforthecube is an internet personality unlike anything ever seen before online (or offline for that matter). A self proclaimed 'Unprofessionally trained pronunciation and linguistics expert', who has been mesmerizing audiences since 2009." What?
The term grunge was first used to describe the murky-guitar bands (most notably Nirvana and Pearl Jam) that emerged from Seattle in the late 1980s as a bridge between mainstream 1980s heavy metal–hard rock and postpunk alternative rock.
Seattle music journalist Charles R. Cross defines "grunge" as distortion-filled, down-tuned and riff-based rock that uses loud electric guitar feedback and heavy, "ponderous" basslines to support its song melodies.
By definition, grunge is all about de-emphasizing the silhouette of the body and looking “untidy” in an attempt to mirror the cool look of popular musicians in both punk and heavy metal rock bands. Like other popular trends, this one dates back as early as the '80s and has been a core aesthetic ever since.
It's been said that grunge and Seattle made it big, but the majority of the commercial success went mainly to four bands – Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains.
"Green River were arguably the first grunge band, forming around the same time as the rest of Seattle's first wave (the Melvins, Soundgarden, and Malfunkshun). In 1985, they became the first grunge band to release a record, kickstarting the Seattle music scene and later helping to establish the Sub Pop label.
The big 5 of grunge, for those who don't know, are Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and, more arguably, Stone Temple Pilots. This is a ranking of all their albums from 1988 with Ultramega OK to No.
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Neil Young is one of the most integral rock musicians of all time.
Grunge fashion/style was influenced by disheveled and androgynous thrift-store clothing, defined by a looseness that de-emphasizes the body's silhouette. Men wear second-hand or shabby T-shirts with slogans, band logos, etc. A plaid shirt might accompany the T-shirt, along with ripped or faded jeans.
Goth came from post punk, emo came from hardcore punk but more emotive hence the name, Grunge comes more from hard rock and considered as part of the alternative rock genre.
Expand your wardrobe with oversized cardigan sweaters, long shorts, and denim overalls. For girls, maxi skirts and tights with vintage patterns, like large flowers or paisley, are a great look. Layer your clothes for the ultimate grunge style. Opposing items of clothing are a hallmark style of grunge.
Grunge Outfit Ideas. During the grunge movement, fashion go-to's included frayed and ripped denim jeans, corduroy pants, leather jackets, denim coats, plaid flannel shirts, oversized coats, turtlenecks, velvet shirts, babydoll dresses, band tees or other graphic t-shirts, and loose-fitting sweaters.
Being a 90s grunge girl is all about not caring about what people think and dressing in comfortable clothes. Wear loose-fitting plaid shirts or band t-shirts. Look in the men's section or in thrift stores. Pair your shirt with baggy, ripped jeans or ripped tights and combat boots.
Listen to as much great grunge music as you can, like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. To dress grunge, wear things like flannel button-up shirts, baggy jeans, and band t-shirts of your favorite grunge bands. Bulky, combat-style boots are also popular in grunge, but you can wear sneakers too.
But in terms of Grunge being a movement and a later lifestyle, we can pretty much say that Grunge is still everywhere. Specifically, in the lives of Millennials who are still experiencing the same exact existential dread as the grunge worshiped icons.
Soft grunge music merges elements of pop punk, emo, alternative rock and sometimes shoegazing. Notable soft grunge bands include Citizen, Title Fight, Turnover, Basement, Balance and Composure and Tigers Jaw.
Alice in Chains - "Them Bones"
To many, Alice in Chains are the quintessential heavy grunge band, so much so that they're often thought of as more of an alt-metal, or even sludge-metal, group.
The first grunge album to hit big was Alice in Chains' debut, Facelift (released in August 1990), while Soundgarden broke through with their second major label album, Badmotorfinger. But each band reacted differently to its initial success.
Roots and influences
Additionally, the slow, heavy, and sludgy sound of The Melvins was one of the most significant influences on what would become the grunge sound. The Green River band, generally credited as the first grunge band have proved to have a significant influence on the genre.
The word grunge, which means grime or dirt, came to describe a music genre, fashion style and lifestyle exclusively attached to the Pacific Northwest and, specifically, Seattle.
We're really seeing a resurgence in grunge, but even some of the adjacent genres, like post-punk, shoegaze, and some of the new-wave stuff like Joy Division and the Cure. It seems like, cyclically, those eras of music come back around.
1 Layne Staley - Alice In Chains Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987.
Grunge produced its fair share of good bass players, but there's only one answer to this question. Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
It was characterized by its dark and angry sound. Grunge music became very popular with young people who were tired of the happy, upbeat sound of pop music. They could relate to the dark lyrics about depression, anxiety, and alienation. Grunge music gave them a voice and helped them to feel less alone.
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