10 of Music’s Most Bizarre Alter Egos

Georgie Fruit

In which Kevin Barnes deals with a breakup by metamorphosing into “a black man who has been through multiple sex changes… he’s been a man and a woman, and then back to a man.” Well, we all have different coping mechanisms. Sadly, Barnes never went the whole hog and dressed up as a 40-year-old black transsexual, but the Barnes/Fruit transformation is played out in full during 12-minute epic of Montreal classic “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal” (above).