Bizarre Albums

By Tony Thaxton

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Tony Thaxton explores the weirder side of music, celebrating and telling the story behind those strange albums that make you wonder how and why they exist. Doing deep dives on albums released by pro athletes, actors, fictional characters, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bizarrealbums/support Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bizarrealbums/support

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Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space
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Star Trek started gaining a cult following after it's television debut in September of 1966.  A few months later, Dot Records approached the producers about making some sort of Star Trek album. The result: Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space, from 1967. 

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Oct 15, 2019
Jan and Dean Meet Batman
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In 1966, rock bands started to get much more ambitious in the recording studio. On television, Batman had premiered in January and was a huge success. So, Jan and Dean made a rock and comedy concept album about Batman...well, at least that was the plan. 

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Oct 08, 2019
Joe Pesci - Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You
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Academy Award winning actor Joe Pesci seemed to always have a connection to music, whether that was playing guitar in bands or helping with the formation of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. In 1998, Pesci released an album of his own, as his character from the hit comedy, My Cousin Vinny....Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You.   

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Oct 01, 2019
George Martin - In My Life
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In 1998, after nearly fifty years of producing records, Sir George Martin decided to make one final album. A record for himself, as he put it. He asked some of his friends and heroes to come and perform Beatles songs for it. Recording artists such as Phil Collins and Bobby McFerrin took part...but so did comedians and actors such as Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Goldie Hawn, and Sean Connery.  This is the story of Sir George Martin's final album.   

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Sep 24, 2019
Chipmunk Punk
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Alvin and The Chipmunks had all but faded away in the 1970's. Their unexpected return was due in part to a bored radio DJ making a joke. This is the story of Chipmunk Punk, from 1980. 

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Sep 17, 2019
Terry Bradshaw - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
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In 1976, after winning his second consecutive Super Bowl, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw released an album of country and western covers.   

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Sep 10, 2019
Lenny and Squiggy Present - Lenny and The Squigtones
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Laverne and Shirley was a wildly popular American sitcom in the 70's and 80's. Michael McKean and David Lander played the roles of Laverne and Shirley's upstairs neighbors, Lenny and Squiggy. Occasionally they appeared in episodes playing music as Lenny and The Squigtones. In 1979, Lenny and The Squigtones released an album on Casablanca Records.

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Sep 03, 2019
Shaquille O'Neal - Shaq Diesel
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NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal released a platinum selling hip-hop album in 1993. This is the true story of how it came to be. 

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Aug 27, 2019
Dee Dee King - Standing In The Spotlight
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In 1989, bassist Dee Dee Ramone left The Ramones and made a rap album under the name, Dee Dee King. This is the story of that album, Standing In The Spotlight.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Father Hoods Podcast: Father Hoods is a weekly podcast where DJ EFN, KGB, and Manny Digital discuss being fathers and their approach to parenting. https://open.spotify.com/show/1eAy5nTD6I0hFoSB9wSb6X?si=SDMYBsRTTPem8g8KSimhIA · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bizarrealbums/support
Aug 20, 2019
The Archies
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In 1968, a band composed entirely of cartoon characters from Riverdale released their self titled debut album...The Archies. This is their story. 

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Aug 13, 2019
Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno
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The story of actor Bruce Willis' The Return of Bruno album(1987). 

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Aug 06, 2019
The Simpsons Sing The Blues
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The story of The Simpsons Sing The Blues album(1990). 

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Jul 30, 2019
The Wrestling Album
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For the debut episode, hear the story of the World Wrestling Federation's The Wrestling Album(1985).  

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Jul 23, 2019
Introducing Bizarre Albums
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On this new podcast, Tony Thaxton tells the story behind the strange albums that you can't believe actually exist. 

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Jul 10, 2019