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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 • 308 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

    Pat Boone - In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Pat Boone - In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy

    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.



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    • 18 min
    Kiefer Sutherland - Down In A Hole

    Kiefer Sutherland - Down In A Hole

    After over thirty years of being a successful actor, Kiefer Sutherland releases his debut country album. 

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    Jack Palance - Palance

    Jack Palance - Palance

    Oscar winner. Emmy winner. Country music recording artist. This is the story of Jack Palance's Palance, from 1970.

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    Lynda Carter - Portrait

    Lynda Carter - Portrait

    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.

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    • 18 min
    BONUS- Bizarre Singles: Christopher Lee- A Heavy Metal Christmas & A Heavy Metal Christmas Too

    BONUS- Bizarre Singles: Christopher Lee- A Heavy Metal Christmas & A Heavy Metal Christmas Too

    Merry Christmas! This is a free bonus episode of Bizarre Singles, originally released last Christmas on the Patreon.  You can get weekly bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/bizarrealbums








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    • 28 min
    Dallas Cowboys Christmas

    Dallas Cowboys Christmas

    How does combining contemporary christian music, Robert Kardashian and the NFL result in a Christmas album? This is the story of Dallas Cowboys Christmas, from 1985…and 1986.



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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

TylerSnod ,

Fun and fascinating

Tony gets straight to the point every time. Each episode is all killer, no filler, which is kind of rare for podcasts that focus on odd or obscure trivia. I’ve learned and been amazed in every episode.

Jim the Screw ,

Engaging and entertaining

I’ve been listening to Bizarre Albums since it’s inception, and even though it was always enjoyable and entertaining, it continues to get even better with each installment. Stop reading this review and just go listen already!

miracleminer ,

One Most Excellent Podcast

Each episode quickly draws listeners into the most interesting aspects of rare or kitschy albums.

The show touches on the obvious then quickly goes to a next-level story about the people who made, used or consumed the recordings. BTW: that ends up including you, the listener!

The best part is Tony: he sounds like a genuinely nice guy, with excellent self control (for knowing all this super cool history) and real under the radar home-run quips and puns.

I’d give two thumbs up but am busy pressing play on the next episode ;) 👍

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