Bizarre Albums

de Tony Thaxton

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

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The Monkees - Head

por Tony Thaxton

Shortly after the cancellation of their popular tv show, The Monkees made a film…and it was…bizarre. This is the story of The Monkees’ Head, from 1968.

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The Osmonds - Crazy Horses

por Tony Thaxton

They started as a pre-teen barbershop quartet, moved onto being a pop group, then in 1972, The Osmonds made a hard rock album. This is the story of Crazy Horses, by The Osmonds, from 1972.

Special appearance by Dave Holmes! Listen to Dave's great new music podcast, Waiting For Impact: A Dave Holmes Passion Project!

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Meet The Brady Bunch

por Tony Thaxton

Though only a moderate hit on tv at the time, the kids from The Brady Bunch released an album. This is the story of Meet The Brady Bunch, from 1972.

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SINGLES: Fat Boys - Are You Ready For Freddy?

por Tony Thaxton

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Andrew Gold’s Halloween Howls: Fun and Scary Music!

por Tony Thaxton

Since the mid 1970’s, Andrew Gold had been a successful musician, songwriter and producer. After releasing his third solo album in 1980 (and being the man responsible for writing the theme song for The Golden Girls), he didn’t make another solo album for 16 years. When he finally made another album, it was a children’s Halloween album. This is the story of Andrew Gold’s Halloween Howls: Fun and Scary Music!, from 1996.

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At Home With The Munsters

por Tony Thaxton

It's Halloween time! The Munsters debuted on CBS in 1964. The show was such a success that that same year, TWO different Munsters albums were released. One that featured the cast, and one that did not. This is the story of At Home With The Munsters, from 1964.

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William Shatner - Has Been

por Tony Thaxton

73 year old actor William Shatner went back into the recording studio with Ben Folds as his producer...and made an album no one expected. This is the story of William Shatner's Has Been, from 2004.

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Tammy Faye - Enough Is Enough

por Tony Thaxton

Right before their huge scandal broke,Tammy Faye Bakker, wife of the controversial televangelist Jim Bakker, released an album. This is the story of Tammy Faye’s Enough is Enough, from 1986.

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Frank Sinatra - Trilogy: Past Present & Future

por Tony Thaxton

Focusing on disc 3 of Sinatra’s triple album…he sings about the future and space travel. This is the story of Frank Sinatra’s Trilogy: Past Present & Future, from 1980.

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SINGLES: Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling

por Tony Thaxton

This is an episode of BIZARRE SINGLES from patreon.com/bizarrealbums

I'll be back with a new episode of Bizarre Albums next week! 



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NFL Country

por Tony Thaxton

Country music artists + NFL players. That’s about all you need to know. This is the story of NFL Country, from 1996.

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Jimmy Hart - Outrageous Conduct

por Tony Thaxton

“The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart has had quite a life. He spent decades as a manager in professional wrestling, but in the years leading prior, he was a member of the rock band The Gentrys. Once he switched careers, he was able to use his music background in the world of wrestling. Today is the story of Jimmy Hart’s Outrageous Conduct, from 1985.

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The California Raisins

por Tony Thaxton

How did singing and dancing clay raisins from commercials end up with a platinum album? Today is the story of The California Raisins (aka The California Raisins Sing The Hit Songs), from 1987.

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Snoop Lion - Reincarnated

por Tony Thaxton

It’s Alias August on Bizarre Albums! All month long, episodes will focus on albums that artists released under another name.

Snoop Dogg has had quite the life. His debut album goes to #1 and becomes the fastest selling hip hop album of all time. He dabbles in acting, porn, and youth football. Then in 2013 he went to Jamaica, started going by Snoop Lion and made a reggae album. This is the story of Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated, from 2013.

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Foxboro Hot Tubs - Stop Drop and Roll!!!

por Tony Thaxton

It’s Alias August on Bizarre Albums! All month long, episodes will focus on albums that artists released under another name.

After taking their career to new heights with their American Idiot album in 2004, Green Day made a garage rock album under the name Foxboro Hot Tubs. This is the story of Foxboro Hot Tubs' Stop Drop and Roll!!! from 2008.

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Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1

por Tony Thaxton

It’s Alias August on Bizarre Albums! All month long, episodes will focus on albums that artists released under another name.

When nearing the completion of their Zooropa album, U2 felt like they hit a wall. That’s when producer Brian Eno had them improvise. This turned into a project with Eno where the band would write songs for non-existent movies. This is the story of Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1, from 1995.

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The Dukes of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot

por Tony Thaxton

It’s Alias August on Bizarre Albums! All month long, episodes will focus on albums that artists released under another name.

XTC has been called anything from post-punk to power pop. In the mid-80’s, they would release a psychedelic album…under a fake name. And then did it again 2 years later. This is the story of The Dukes of Stratosphear’s Psonic Psunspot, from 1987.

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The Dukes of Stratosphear - 25 O’Clock

por Tony Thaxton

It’s Alias August on Bizarre Albums! All month long, episodes will focus on albums that artists released under another name. XTC has been called anything from post-punk to power pop. In the mid-80’s, they would release a psychedelic album…under a fake name. This is the story of The Dukes of Stratosphear’s 25 O’Clock, from 1985. Special thanks to Paul Rust and Michael Cassady! Don’t forget to check out their podcast, SONG-A-WEEK by Don’t Stop or We’ll Die! Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter & Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter & Instagram: @tonythaxton

REISSUE: Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution

por Tony Thaxton

This is an encore presentation of the Lancelot Link and the Evolution episode with a special announcement regarding a brand new colored vinyl reissue from Enjoy The Toons Records!



The Rock-afire Explosion - Gee, Our 1st Album!

por Tony Thaxton

A band made up entirely of animatronic animals that performed exclusively at a pizza restaurant. And they made an album. This is the story of Gee, Our 1st Album! by The Rock-afire Explosion, from 1982.

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Kids Incorporated

por Tony Thaxton

Kids Incorporated started out as a syndicated television series about a band made up entirely of kids..and it became the launching pad for several soon to be stars. This is the story of Kids Incorporated, from 1984.

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Scott Baio

por Tony Thaxton

Scott Baio became a teen idol after going the cast of Happy Days in 1977. The storylines eventually pushed a romance with one of his co-stars as well as singing. A few years later, he was a co-star of a new spin-off and recorded an album. This is the story of Scott Baio's self titled album, from 1982.

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The Best of Marcel Marceao

por Tony Thaxton

The most famous mime of all time and the birth of hip hop. This is the story of The Best of Marcel Marceao, from 1970.

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The Buddy Holly Story

por Tony Thaxton

In 2021, Gary Busey has become a staple in comedies and reality tv, but back in 1978, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the Buddy Holly Story. He and his co-stars sang the songs and played the instruments themselves. This is the story of soundtrack for The Buddy Holly Story, from 1978.

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Penny Marshall / Cindy Williams - Laverne & Shirley Sing

por Tony Thaxton

Laverne and Shirley (Penny Marshal and Cindy Williams) first appeared on an episode of Happy Days in late 1975. Just a few months later, they had their own spinoff. And it was immediately a huge hit. By the end of it’s first year on the air, they even released an album in-character. This is the story of Laverne & Shirley Sing, from 1976.

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Chris Gaines - Greatest Hits

por Tony Thaxton

In the 90's, Garth Brooks was the biggest star in all of music. He had four different albums that sold more than 10 million copies. He was not only the biggest star in country music, but he crossed over into the pop world as well. Then, Brooks did something very different. He created Chris Gaines, a rockstar alter ego. This is the story of Chris Gaines' Greatest Hits, also known as Garth Brooks in…the Life of Chris Gaines, from 1999.

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SINGLES: The Crypt Keeper - The Crypt Jam

por Tony Thaxton

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Brie Larson - Finally Out Of P.E.

por Tony Thaxton

Brie Larson. Academy Award winning actress, Marvel superhero, and...teen pop star? It happened. This is the story of Brie Larson's Finally Out Of P.E., from 2005. 

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All Ears: CB Songs

por Tony Thaxton

Citizen's Band Radio, or CB Radio, blew up in the 1970's. They earned nearly 30% of all of Radio Shack's revenue. So, Radio Shack decided to capitalize on the trend and release a Radio Shack exclusive album full of CB themed songs. This is the story of All Ears: CB Songs, from 1977. 

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Donny Most

por Tony Thaxton

Actor Donny Most, grew up with singing as his first love. When he got the role of Ralph Malph on Happy Days, that derailed his singing dreams…for a little while. This is the story of Donny Most’s self titled album from 1976.


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Kurt Russell

por Tony Thaxton

Kurt Russell made his film debut when he was just 12 years old. By the time he was 15, Walt Disney signed him to a ten year contract. Shortly after his first big starring role for Disney, Kurt Russell recorded a bubblegum pop record for Capitol Records. This is the story or Kurt Russell's self titled album, from 1970.

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Fear of Pop - Volume I

por Tony Thaxton

Ben Folds Five had a mainstream hit with "Brick". The next move? Ben Folds decided to do an experimental project without his bandmates. This is the story of Fear of Pop - Volume I, from 1998.

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George Burns Sings

por Tony Thaxton

A 73 year old comedian releases an album of music? It happened. This is the story of George Burns Sings, from 1969.

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The Beverly Hillbillies

por Tony Thaxton

The Beverly Hillbillies shot to #1 in the ratings faster than any other show in the history of television. It even had a a theme song that went to #1 on the country charts…but when a Beverly Hillbillies album with the entire cast was released, they didn’t have quite as much success. This is the story of The Beverly Hillbillies, from 1965.

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Vanilla Ice - Hard To Swallow

por Tony Thaxton

After having a #1 album that was also the fastest selling hip hop album of all time, Vanilla Ice’s fame faded almost as quickly as it came. He tried to return in 1998…with a nu metal album. This is the story of Vanilla Ice’s Hard to Swallow, from 1998.

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