Okay, as many of you know by now I have a real hard time cutting it down to 1 band, but as many of you also know, I always cut it down to the Residents, an avant-garde group from San Francisco who's career is as shrouded in mystery as some of their strange music.
Nobody knows their true identities, and hardly anyone I know has even heard of them. But they are credited with inventing the Music video (their 3rd Reich and Roll video predates any other creation in this media, and is preserved in the New York Museum of Modern Art, as are their One minute Movies) Punk Music and most of the techniques for multi-tracking, Midi, and any other technology you can find. Roland have even given them credit for their innovative use of the legendary Emulator.
I saw them live last week, and it has to be said that even after 30 years, they are still pushing the boundaries and creating music unlike anything that has gone before (a hard job in these modern times).
Anyone wishing to learn more, go to http://www.theresidents.co.uk and if you fancy getting into them, there is a nice ear-friendly compilation album called "Petting Zoo" which eases you gently in, rather than going straight to albums like "eskimo" which while fantastic, are gonna throw you in at the deep end, and confuse you.
http://www.plasticsquirrel.co.uk for all your bizarre music and musings needs