If Napster taught us anything, it's that distributing music legally and non-electronically is hard work. It's no wonder some musicians resort to gimmicks to get their songs out there. But every now and then those gimmicks are so hilariously misguided that you wonder if the artist's real goal is to drift back into obscurity.
4 Buckethead Manufactures Thousands of Albums by Hand
Anyone familiar with Buckethead already knows he's a little odd. For starters, the guitarist plays all his shows while wearing a KFC bucket and creepy white mask, and he refuses to speak in public unless it's through a puppet named Herbie.
Remember, kids: It's not schizophrenia if you're an artist.
In 2007, Buckethead released a 13-album set titled In Search of The. Most musicians would rest at the whole "recorded 13 fucking albums" thing, but Buckethead insisted on making the feat even crazier by personally assembling every copy of the set. He actually hand-burned each album onto its own CD-R and drew the cover art himself for each disc, one by one, for every copy of the set. He did this 999 times, for a total of 12,987 manually burned CDs and 12,987 "unique" drawings.