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Way Out Wednesday: “Zombies from the Beyond”

Tony Redman showcases this crazy and charming Off-Broadway musical from 1996, "Zombies from the Beyond," in this installment of "Way Out...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Rocking Horse Orchestra and Chorus – “Sesame Street, Rubber Duckie and Other Favorites”

Why is this crudely drawn duck inflating his head with a tire pump? He's celebrating the return of "Way Out Wednesday"!...

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Way Out Wednesday Mixtape Special: Do I Have to Spell It Out?

Way Out Wednesday returns for a spell with a mixtape of songs commemorating the Scripps National Spelling Bee!...

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Way Out Wednesday: Jodie Lyons, “Talkin’ Smokey”

One of the biggest American trends in the mid to late 1970s was CB radios.  Originally used by truckers to communicate with each other,...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Peter Pan Pop Singers and Orchestra, “The Unicorn”

As you can see, this children’s album is performed by the Peter Pan Pop Singers and Orchestra, as opposed to just the Peter Pan Singers...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Things Go Better With …”

This is a fun album showing just how many recording artists were willing to plug a certain soft drink. It’s interesting to see the...

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Way Out Wednesday: Matt Robinson, “My Name Is Roosevelt Franklin”

One of the most fondly remembered Muppets from the early days of Sesame Street was Roosevelt Franklin. He was voiced by Matt Robinson, who...

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Way Out Wednesday: “My Son, the Hun”

Here’s an interesting album that I know next to nothing about. As I mention in the entry on my blog: All I know about this album is...

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Way Out Wednesday: Rowlf the Dog, “Ol’ Brown Ears Is Back”

When I was younger, I loved Sesame Street, especially the Muppets. I still have cassette tapes (that’s audio, not video) of bits from the...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Popeye the Sailor Man and His Friends”

Here’s another album featuring that ever-popular sailor man, Popeye. This one does expand things a bit, since not only do we have Jack...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Modern Barbershop Quartet”

What happens when you get Way Out...in barbershop harmony?...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Popeye’s Zoo”

This week, we have an unusual album featuring Popeye the Sailor Man singing songs and telling stories about his desire to create a zoo....

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Way Out Wednesday: The Big Top Singers, “Let’s All Go to the Circus”

In honor of the Winter Olympics taking place in Canada, Way Out Wednesday (sort of) salutes our buddies up north (or whatever direction...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Stars of Gentle Ben, “The Bear Facts”

Remember the 1967 television show Gentle Ben? It was a heartwarming adventure about a boy and his bear, sort of like if Lassie was a...

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Way Out Wednesday: Big Daddy, “Sgt. Pepper’s”

I conclude my look at the band Big Daddy with their last album of all new performances, 1992’s Sgt. Pepper’s. Here they took on...

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Way Out Wednesday: Big Daddy, “Meanwhile, Back in the States”

In this week’s Way Out Wednesday, I’ll talk about the second album from novelty band Big Daddy. If you’d like to read...

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Way Out Wednesday: Big Daddy, “What Really Happened to the Band of ’59?”

I’ve written previously about the novelty group Big Daddy. In case you’ve slept since then, here’s the concept for the band:...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Clyde & Phyllis, A Musical Fantasy About the World’s First Guitar Playing Elephant”

Tony Redman has taken us to some way-out places before, but this week's album -- which follows a guitar-playing elephant into space -- is...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Freddy’s Greatest Hits”, The Elm Street Group

In 1984, the movie Nightmare on Elm Street premiered and a new horror icon was born in Freddy Krueger. However, three years (and two...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Satellite Singers and Orchestra, “Journey to the Moon”

What with that jerk Obama bombing the moon, our nearest celestial neighbor has been in Tony Redman's thoughts, and he's reaching out in a...

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Way Out Wednesday: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Coming Out of Their Shells”

What could possibly be more '90s than men in turtle costumes singing, dancing, and rapping on stage? A Pizza Hut-distributed soundtrack,...

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Way Out Wednesday: Shirley, Squirrely & Melvin, “Live”

What's worse than those little idiots Alvin, Simon, and Theodore? How about ripoff singing chipmunks named Shirley, Squirrely, and Melvin?...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Heyettes, “Fonzie Fonzie He’s Our Man”

If it's Wednesday, it must be Way Out, and this week Tony Redman is going wayyyyyyyyyyyy out. (Get it? Ayyyyy? Ah, screw you people.)...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Come On and Zoom”

No one has ever combined an educational message with an irrational love of stripes like the '70s PBS series Zoom -- and in his...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Songs and Stories About the Justice League of America”

The Justice League of America...singing? It must be time for another installment of Tony Redman's Way Out Wednesday!...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Merriettes, “Children’s Treasury of Batman Musical Stories”

Here’s a wonderful record of songs featuring Batman and some of his DC Comics cast of characters, sung by a group called the...

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Way Out Wednesday: “The Amazing Adventures of Pac-Man”

This week’s Way Out Wednesday is dedicated to Popdose’s own D.W. Dunphy who left this comment on my very first post back in...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Children’s Treasury of Superman Musical Stories”

Here’s a fun album from 1966 featuring songs sung about — and sometimes sung by — Superman and his DC Comics universe of...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Starlight Children’s Chorus, “E.T. I Love You and Other Extra-Terrestrial Songs”

Tony Redman has emerged from the Way Out archives for another week of strange and wonderful music, and oh my God, you guys -- you've never...

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Way Out Wednesday: “The Smurfs All Star Show”

Holy moley! It’s more Smurfs! Yep, it’s another Way Out Wednesday with a second helping of those delightful little blue...