26 Mar 2017

The All-Time Weirdest Albums

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 26 March 2017
Cover Image: Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star

Cover Image: Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star Photo: Bearsville Records

For its March 2017 issue, Uncut Magazine compiled a list of the 101 Weirdest Albums of All Time under the title 'Freak Out!'.

Frank Zappa's album of that name didn't make the cut, although Lumpy Gravy did.

William Dart - himself a connoisseur of the bizarre - considers this list (including what's been left out) and adds his own suggestions.

He also pays tribute to centenarian Dame Vera Lynn with one of her lesser-known singles.

Music Details

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Anything You Can Do' (Berlin) – Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton
Annie Get Your Gun
(MCA)

'Bill’s Corpse' (Van Vliet) – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Trout Mask Replica
(Reprise)

'You Don’t Have to Camp Around' (Rundgren) – Todd Rundgren
A Wizard, A True Star
(Bearsville)

'Hungry Freaks, Daddy' (Zappa) – Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
Freak Out!
(Ryko)

'Septober Energy Pt 3' (Tippett) – Centipede
Septober Energy
(Neon)

'The American Metaphysical Circus' (Bird) – The United States of America
The United States of America
(Edsel)

'Stranded in Time' (Bogas/Strings) – The United States of America
The United States of America
(Edsel)

'My Pink Half of the Drainpipe' (Stanshall/Innes) – The Bonzo Dog Band
Cornology Vol 1: The Intro
(EMI)

'Private Lessons on Planet Eros' (Patton) – Mike Patton
Adult Themes For Voice
(Tzadik)

'Deep Down' (Morricone) – Mike Patton
Mondo Cane
(Ipecac)

'Strong Draughts of Their Refreshing Mind' (Foster) – Josephine Foster
Graphic as a Star
(Fire)

'Cabin in the Sky' (Duke) – Josephine Foster
I’m A Dreamer
(Fire)

'Goodnight' (Lennon/McCartney) – Vera Lynn
The Singles Collection
(EMI)

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