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Kraftwerk, Throbbing Gristle, Beefheart, The Residents, Sun Ra & more as ‘South Park’ characters
10:10 am
Kraftwerk, Throbbing Gristle, Beefheart, The Residents, Sun Ra & more as ‘South Park’ characters

The Residents
If you like your music adventurous, you’ll probably get a huge kick out of Noise Park, a Tumblr that features South Park versions of many avant-garde, experimental, and generally out-there musicians. Whoever is making these charmingly made the decision to follow his or her own esoteric musical tastes, which is a nice way of saying that a good many of the subjects are a bit obscure (Blevin Blectum, Moth Cock, Rotten Milk, etc.), which has the effect of turning it all into an inside inside joke of sorts.

But a lot of the subjects are quite well-known, covering the more cerebral end of the musical spectrum (Kraftwerk, Beefheart, Residents). I spent a fair amount of time trying to come up with a plausibly minimalist South Park episode plot involving Terry Riley, but I failed. Then I switched to Throbbing Gristle and my brain exploded.

Some of the images on the blog are actually reworking of The Wire magazine covers, which is a good indication of where the tastes run.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Brian Eno

Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine

Aphex Twin


Buzz Osborne of the Melvins

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo


Sun Ra

La Monte Young

Peter Brötzmann

Terry Riley

Throbbing Gristle (20 Jazz Funk Greats”>20 Jazz Funk Greats cover)

Genesis P-Orridge (circa 1980s)

Genesis P-Orridge (circa 2000s)

Jim O’Rourke

Diamanda Galas

Klaus Schulze

Sunn O)))

Mike Patton

William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin using a Dreamachine

Albert Ayler

John Zorn

Lydia Lunch

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘South Park’s’ Cartman in real life
South Park Throbbing Gristle

Posted by Martin Schneider
10:10 am



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