Quirky Music

Back when I was a DJ at WLCV radio, on the air I was known as “New Wave Dave.”

I developed a taste for oddball music, and here are some of my favorites. Much of this is music that just leaves my friends scratching their heads at how it could even have gotten recorded, much less that it’s anyone’s favorite.

These are “my” bands. The bands that helped shape who I am, roughly in order of how much they mean to me.

Dave Mattingly: The Musical, Part 2

  • StumpStump
    • Known For: Charlton Heston
    • Memories: I first heard Stump thanks to my friend Mike Steiger at Ear X-tasy. Their nonsensical lyrics, cacophonous rhythms, and offbeat perspectives made them sort of an anti-band. The recently passed Mick Lynch’s over-the-top personality made it all fun!
    • Favorite Songs: Buffalo, Chaos, Roll the Bodies Over

Go back to Part 1: New Wave or on to Part 3: Alt Rock.