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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
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Fear of Pop - Volume I

Fear of Pop - Volume I

2021-05-0417:50

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. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter & Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter & Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
George Burns Sings

George Burns Sings

2021-04-2717:43

A 73 year old comedian releases an album of music? It happened. This is the story of George Burns Sings, from 1969. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter & Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter & Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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. Support the show: patreon.com/tonythaxton Follow the show on Twitter & Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter & Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
After being the biggest star professional wrestling had ever seen, Hulk Hogan left the WWF to star in his own tv series. It didn't last long before he came back to wrestling, but this time went to rival company, WCW in 1994. One year later, he made an album with some friends and his wife. This is the story of Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band's Hulk Rules, from 1995.  Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Due to a scheduling problem, this week's show is an episode of Bizarre Singles from the Patreon. (I explain in the intro)  Enjoy this episode of Bizarre Singles on Prince's "Batdance", from 1989.  Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Just a few years after winning an Oscar for her performance as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter, Sissy Spacek recorded a country album of her own. This is the story of Sissy Spacek's Hangin' Up My Heart, from 1983. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter & Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter & Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Before becoming a movie star, Clint Eastwood was a cast member of CBS’s Rawhide. Shortly before he got his first starring film role, he released an album. This is the story of Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites, from 1962…or 1963? Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ted Knight - Hi Guys

Ted Knight - Hi Guys

2021-03-0918:32

He was one of the Emmy winning stars of the groundbreaking Mary Tyler Moore Show. Caddyshack was still another 5 years away, but Ted Knight was popular enough to release an album. This is the story of Ted Knight's Hi Guys, from 1975.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Buster Poindexter

Buster Poindexter

2021-03-0221:09

David Johansen was the lead singer of the New York Dolls, a highly influential band in the 1970’s that paved the way for glam and punk. After their breakup and a lackluster solo career, David Johansen developed an alter ego, Buster Poindexter, and made an album of calypso and lounge music. This is the story of the debut Buster Poindexter album, from 1987. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter & Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter & Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mr. T's Commandments

Mr. T's Commandments

2021-02-2318:40

Mr. T was a bouncer and bodyguard who shot to fame when he was cast as Clubber Lang in Rocky III. Through that lead to tv shows, more movies, and even breakfast cereals. He developed a young fanbase, so, he made an album aimed at children. This is the story of Mr. T’s Commandments, from 1984. Special appearance by Hal Lublin (We Got This with Mark and Hal , Tights & Fights, and Good Morning Night Vale) Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Part two of this week's episode, covering the second disc of Stevie Wonder's Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants, from 1979. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
After winning the Grammy for Album of the Year on three consecutive albums, Stevie Wonder took a three year break from recording. When he returned with a new album, it was a movie soundtrack to a documentary… based on a book…about plants. This is the story of Stevie Wonder's Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants, from 1979. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
The Turtles record label wanted them to write another “Happy Together”, but then The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. And The Turtles said they wanted to make their own concept album…as a different band playing a different genre for every track. This is the story of The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Bands, from 1968. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Lindsay Lohan - Speak

Lindsay Lohan - Speak

2021-02-0219:34

After being a successful child model as well as starring in several successful movies, actress Lindsay Lohan made her debut album when she was only 18. This is the story of Lindsay Lohan's Speak, from 2004. Special appearance by Jackie Johnson of the Natch Beaut podcast. Support the show to get bonus episode and more: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Paul McCartney released his first solo album in 1970, about one month prior to The Beatles’ Let It Be, the final album they would release. In 1971, he made his second album, Ram, with his wife Linda. Just before it’s release, he also made an orchestral instrumental version of the album. Eventually, the album would be released, under the pseudonym, Percy “Thrills” Thrillington. This is the story of Percy Thrillington’s Thrillington, from 1977.  Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums  Follow on social media: @bizarrealbums  Follow Tony on social media: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Pat Boone was the second biggest act of the late 1950’s, behind only Elvis Presley. Then he went down a country and gospel music path. Then in 1997 he shocked the world with an album of heavy metal covers. This is the story of Pat Boone’s, In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, from 1997. Support the show: Patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on social media: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on social media: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
After over thirty years of being a successful actor, Kiefer Sutherland releases his debut country album.  Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jack Palance - Palance

Jack Palance - Palance

2021-01-0517:58

Oscar winner. Emmy winner. Country music recording artist. This is the story of Jack Palance's Palance, from 1970. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on social media: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on social media: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Lynda Carter shot to fame on the Wonder Woman tv series in 1975. But her first love was singing. This is the story of Lynda Carter’s Portrait, from 1978. Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums Follow the show on social media: @bizarrealbums Follow Tony on social media: @tonythaxton --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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Andrew Price

great how do I get a copy of this album?

Feb 14th
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