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Presenting The Top Ten Weirdest Albums In My Music Collection

I've been known to purchase some records and compact discs of music that is obscure, unusual, and sometimes downright weird. I find it's useful to have them handy when I'm in need of a good laugh. Or when guests linger longer than anticipated, ignoring hints that the hour is getting late and it's time for them to go home. A couple of these are annoying enough to clear a room in seconds! So in no particular order, here are the ten weirdest albums in my collection.
Un Led Ed
Dread Zeppelin: Un Led Ed
Elvis impersonator fronting a reggae band doing covers of Led Zeppelin songs. I am not making this up.
The Foursome
Sweet Potato Tooters: The Foursome
The Foursome was a vocal group from the Pacific Northwest who achieved a level of success in the 1930's. On this album they were joined by Spike Jones and played ocarinas, also known as sweet potatoes, gourd-shaped clay wind instruments which were originally employed by Austrian sheepherders.
Tanna The Cat And Her Musical Friends
Tanna The Cat And Her Musical Friends (Both Human And Feline!)
This stray cat used to hang around a recording studio. One day the musicians noticed that she would meow along with the music. So they stuck her in front of a microphone and recorded some tracks.
Chasin' Rainbows
R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders: Chasin' Rainbows
An odd but surprisingly listenable mix of blues, country, bluegrass and cajun music from the creator of the Keep On Truckin' cartoons.
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
The Mothers Of Invention: Burnt Weeny Sandwich
This album begins with a doo-wop song accompanied by a barrage of expletives in Spanish. Then it gets weird.
A Meowy Christmas
Jingle Cats: A Meowy Christmas
Various samples of cats meowing were painstakingly cobbled together to create twenty tracks of Christmas favorites. The results range from just plain silly to downright annoying.
100% Hockey
The Zambonis: 100% Hockey...And Other Stuff
Four hockey players formed a band and came up with tracks like The Referee's Daughter, I Wanna Drive The Zamboni, and The Goalie Is Drunk.
Cadillac Cowboys
The Statler Brothers: The Complete Lester "Roadhog" Moran And His Cadillac Cowboys
A hilarious comedy album that lampoons country music with the Saturday morning radio show on WEAK AM and a live performance at the Johnny Mack Brown High School.
More Christmas Disco
The Mistletoe Disco Band: More Christmas Disco
This is just awful. I had to turn it off after about two and a half songs. What's disturbing is that the title implies they made an album of this stuff and then proceeded to make more!
Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space
Leonard Nimoy: Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space
Last but not least, a relic from the sixties when Star Trek (the original series) was on the air. Includes Music To Watch Space Girls By, Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth, and a "hip" version of the Theme From Star Trek.