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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

Bizarre Albums Tony Thaxton

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    • 4.9 • 410 Ratings

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

    A Rubber Band Christmas

    A Rubber Band Christmas

    A couple of musicians from Massachusetts record an entire Christmas album using only office supplies.

    Support the show: patreon.com/bizarrealbums

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    • 15 min
    It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman

    It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman

    The first ever comic book superhero musical. This is the story of It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman, from 1966.

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    • 21 min
    SINGLES (REMASTERED): Nat Kendrick and The Swans - (Do The) Mashed Potatoes

    SINGLES (REMASTERED): Nat Kendrick and The Swans - (Do The) Mashed Potatoes

    Happy Thanksgiving! Since it’s a holiday week, today’s episode is an episode of Bizarre Singles, originally posted on Patreon, Thanksgiving of 2020. It involves James Brown pseudonyms and a history of mashed potato songs. This is the story of Nat Kendrick and The Swans’ “(Do The) Mashed Potatoes”
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    • 12 min
    Brent Spiner - Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back

    Brent Spiner - Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back

    Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation records an album of old pop standards. This is the story of Brent Spiner's Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back, from 1991.

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    • 18 min
    REISSUE: The Shaggs - Philosophy of the World

    REISSUE: The Shaggs - Philosophy of the World

    This is a rebroadcast of a 2020 episode of Bizarre Albums.

    A mother reads her son’s palm and makes some predictions about his future. One of those predictions was that his daughters would be the biggest girl group in America. Despite no musical experience, or even interest, the girls were told by their father they would be taking music lessons and forming a band. This is the story of The Shaggs’ Philosophy of the World, from 1969.

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    • 16 min
    Smokey Bear And His Friends Keep America Beautiful

    Smokey Bear And His Friends Keep America Beautiful

    The attack on Pearl Harbor and a Disney movie lead to the creation of an iconic character. This is the story of Smokey Bear And His Friends Keep America Beautiful, from 1966.

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
410 Ratings

410 Ratings

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Love this show! Love Tony!

It’s great. Simply great! Smart, not overly produced, informative, entertaining! Love!

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One of my all-time faves!

This show is a beautiful gift to every music-loving human. Thanks Tony!

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Consistently one of my favorite podcasts. The material is funny, informative, and useful in helping me find excellent jams. Tony is charming and his research is always well-done. Couldn’t recommend this highly enough if you’re into music & pop culture.

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