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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

Bizarre Albums 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

    John Travolta

    John Travolta

    After becoming the breakout star of Welcome Back Kotter, John Travolta caught the attention of Bob Reno at Midland International Records. It didn't hurt that he was already a singer with Broadway experience.  This is the story of John Travolta's self-titled album, from 1976. 










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    • 17 min
    Miss Barbara Eden

    Miss Barbara Eden

    Actress Barbara Eden stole the show on I Dream of Jeannie. But before she got into acting, she’d always had a love of singing. So after a couple of successful seasons on television, Barbara got to make an album for Dot Records. This is the story of Miss Barbara Eden, from 1967. 














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    • 16 min
    Deion Sanders - Prime Time

    Deion Sanders - Prime Time

    Professional baseball player. Professional football player. Why not try rapping? This is the story of Deion Sanders' Prime Time, from 1994. 












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    • 18 min
    Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution

    Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution

    In 1970, two comedy writers from the Carol Burnett Show and Get Smart decided to try to capitalize on the popularity of espionage movies and shows. But this one would be different...with a cast made up entirely of chimpanzees. Those chimps also played in a band called The Evolution Revolution. This is the story of Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution.






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    • 17 min
    Chunky A - Large And In Charge

    Chunky A - Large And In Charge

    At the beginning of 1989, The Arsenio Hall Show debuted.  It was a hit.  At the end of 1989, Arsenio released an album by his overweight, rapper alter ego, Chunky A. This is the story of Chunky A's Large And In Charge, from 1989.










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    • 19 min
    Bizarre Singles : Ted Cassidy - The Lurch

    Bizarre Singles : Ted Cassidy - The Lurch

    Free bonus episode in honor of Record Store Day 2020. This is an episode of Bizarre Singles from the Patreon feed ( patreon.com/bizarrealbums ) on Ted Cassidy's "The Lurch". Ted Cassidy played Lurch on the Addams Family tv show in the 60's. Just re-pressed for Record Store Day by Jackpot Records. Visit recordstoreday.com to find a copy! 








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    • 14 min

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Just the Thax!

Awesome strange-music history show that’s also funny.

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Great short listen

Excellent host and great enthusiasm for the topic . There are plenty of these sort of shows but very few sound this good .

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