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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 • 413 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

    Meadowlark Lemon - My Kids

    Meadowlark Lemon - My Kids

    The legendary Harlem Globetrotter records an album. This is the story of Meadowlark Lemon’s My Kids, from 1979.

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    • 14 min
    Kristy & Jimmy McNichol

    Kristy & Jimmy McNichol

    Brother and sister teen idols join forces to make an album. This is the story of Kristy & Jimmy McNichol, from 1978.

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    • 16 min
    Archie & Edith - Side By Side

    Archie & Edith - Side By Side

    In the early 70's, the two leads from the biggest show on television, All In The Family, release an album. This is the story of Archie & Edith, Side By Side, from 1973.

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    • 18 min
    Billy Bob Thornton - Private Radio

    Billy Bob Thornton - Private Radio

    A three time Academy Award nominee (and one time winner) goes back to his music roots. This is the story of Billy Bob Thornton’s Private Radio, from 2001.

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    • 17 min
    REISSUE: Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno

    REISSUE: Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno

    This is a rebroadcast of a Bizarre Albums episode from 2019. 

    While being one of the stars of Moonlighting (and this is pre-Die Hard), Bruce Willis makes an album. This is the story of Bruce Willis' The Return of Bruno. 

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    • 14 min
    Bonanza: Christmas on the Ponderosa

    Bonanza: Christmas on the Ponderosa

    With 432 episodes, Bonanza is one of the longest running live-action television shows of all time. With that kind of last power, of course they made a Christmas album. This is the story of Bonanza: Christmas on the Ponderosa, from 1963. 

    Special appearance by Andy Daly! 

    Listen to Andy's podcast, Bonanas For Bonanza

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
413 Ratings

413 Ratings

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Love this show! Love Tony!

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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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Love it

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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