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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

    Neil Young - Trans

    Neil Young - Trans

    In the early 80's, for the first time in his career, Neil Young signed with a new record label. Geffen Records gave him a sizable advance and creative control. But after David Geffen heard the record, he tried to sue Young for making "uncharacteristic music". Yes, it was different. But Young has his reasons. This is the story of Neil Young's Trans, from 1982. 



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    • 20 min
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Coming Out Of Their Shells

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Coming Out Of Their Shells

    In 1990, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had one of the biggest movies of the year. Late that summer, they embarked on a tour….as a band…sponsored by Pizza Hut. This is the story of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Coming Out Of Their Shells, from 1990.



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    • 22 min
    Ethel Merman - The Ethel Merman Disco Album

    Ethel Merman - The Ethel Merman Disco Album

    Ethel Merman has been called the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage. After nearly 50 years of Broadway and film success, she released a disco album. She was 71 years old. This is the story of Ethel Merman’s The Ethel Merman Disco Album, from 1979.



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    • 16 min
    Burt Reynolds - Ask Me What I Am

    Burt Reynolds - Ask Me What I Am

    Burt Reynolds had been a working actor since the late 1950's, but yet when the early 70's came, he suddenly shot to fame. Once that movie star role was solidified, he took on country music next. This is the story of Burt Reynolds' Ask Me What I Am from 1973. 






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    • 17 min
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music To Be Murdered By

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music To Be Murdered By

    Alfred Hitchcock had already been a successful film director for over 25 years when Alfred Hitchcock Presents debuted on television. And it made him a huge celebrity in America, with his best success yet to come. Yes, he released an album. No, he did not sing. This is the story of Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music To Be Murdered By, from 1958.

    Featuring an appearance from Jonah Ray (Jonah Raydio, Mystery Science Theater 3000).

    Spooky version of the theme song performed by Eban Schletter. 








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    • 18 min
    Groovie Goolies

    Groovie Goolies

    A rock band with Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein. Need I say more? This is the story of Groovie Goolies, from 1970.



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    • 17 min

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