Old Weird America was a term coined by music writer Greil Marcus in his book Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes (later retitled The Old Weird America for the paperback edition). He used the term to describe the often eerie country, blues and folk music featured on the Anthology of American Folk Music, and on Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes.
The term has been revived via the musical genre called New Weird America.
|Rank||Play||Loved||Artist and track name|
|1||Woody Guthrie — Pretty Boy Floyd|
|2||Bobb Trimble — If Words Were All I Had|
|3||Bobb Trimble — Armour of the Shroud|
|4||Jandek — Hey Mister Can You Tell Me|
|5||Jandek — Bitter Tale|
|6||Jandek — A Real Number|
|7||Woody Guthrie — Fastest of Ponies|
|8||Jandek — Janky|
|9||Smog — In the Pines|
|10||Townes Van Zandt — Waitin' Around to Die|