Wednesday Question: Weirdest Guitar Riff?

Name the weirdest riff you've ever heard.

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So some time ago we've delved into the domain of complex riffs, listing the most intricate pieces the rock world has ever produced.

This time around, our weekly Wednesday Question will revolve around a similar, yet quite different matter. What we have in store for you is:

What is the weirdest guitar riff of all time?

Plenty to chose from here, and many different factors to take into consideration, one of them being complexity. But that's not the only element of the weirdness formula, nor is it a key to that weirdness magic.

Same rules as always apply - only one suggestion per comment, vote up the ideas you support and vote down the ones you dislike. We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG Top 10. May the weirdest riff win!

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    Weird as hell, but I love it.
    Personally, I would have chosen this:
    Fun fact: The video was banned on MTV for disturbing imagery.
    The Fall of Troy - Dirty Pillow Talk
    Primus - Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
    Primus is the right answer, but Groundhogs Day is the song. Quite a catchy little ditty.
    Nine Inch Nails - The Becoming
    Sorry, but it's too strange that nobody didn't mention Tool Tool - "Schism"
    I think of everything Tool has to offer, the guitar riffs are the least unusual.
    A.D.I.D.A.S by Korn is a weird-ass riff. It's like..three noisy notes, or something.
    I was thinking Ball Tongue (for the verse riff). It sounds like someone wailing. Pretty creepy and weird
    FoT has many weird dissonant riffs played with cool effects, but I think there are weirder songs than that one.
    Def a weird riff should make the list I vote brand new vices that solo is awesomely weird
    i can't believe I've never heard such an interesting sound before. I downloaded it off itunes. Thomas Erak is such an innovative guitarist