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Weird Old America

Feb 15, 2021 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

With Dylan Fox

Some Really Bad, Occasionally Good Celebrities Trying to Sing

Weird Old America
3:00 PM
Corinne Marchand - Sans toi
Corinne Marchand Sans toi Corinne Marchand
Cléo de 5 à 7 – EP Disques Cinémusique 2015
3:05 PM
William Shatner - Common People
William Shatner Common People ?
William Shatner Has Been Shout Factory 2004
3:07 PM
Andy Griffith - Take My Hand Precious Lord
Andy Griffith Take My Hand Precious Lord Andy Griffith
Somebody Bigger Than You and I Columbia/Legacy 1972
3:12 PM
David Hasselhoff - I Melt with You (feat. Steve Stevens)
David Hasselhoff I Melt with You (feat. Steve Stevens) David Hasselhoff
Open Your Eyes Cleopatra Records 2019
3:16 PM
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Someday
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Someday Scarlett Johansson
Break Up Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson 2009
3:21 PM
Tim Curry - Birds of a Feather
Tim Curry Birds of a Feather Tim Curry
The Best of Tim Curry A&M 1989
3:25 PM
Papa Razzi and The Photogs - Thomas Brodie-Sangster, This Song Is About You
Papa Razzi and The Photogs Thomas Brodie-Sangster, This Song Is About You Papa Razzi and The Photogs
I Will Never Stop Singing About Celebrities Because It Is My Calling in Life Motern Media 2019
3:26 PM
Papa Razzi and The Photogs - Let's Hear It for Pauline Kael!
Papa Razzi and The Photogs Let's Hear It for Pauline Kael! Papa Razzi and The Photogs
I Will Never Stop Singing About Celebrities Because It Is My Calling in Life Motern Media 2019
3:31 PM
Bill Murray - When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God
Bill Murray When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God Bill Murray
New Worlds UMC - Decca Gold 2017
3:37 PM
Jayne Mansfield - Little Things Mean A Lot
Jayne Mansfield Little Things Mean A Lot Jayne Mansfield
Single
3:40 PM
Raquel Welch - Aquarius & Let The Sunshine In
Raquel Welch Aquarius & Let The Sunshine In
N/A
From Promotional Material For the Mexico Olympics (Not Kidding)
3:44 PM
Edward Furlong - People Are Strange
Edward Furlong People Are Strange The Doors
Single
3:48 PM
William Shatner - Rocket Man
William Shatner Rocket Man Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Seeking Major Tom
3:52 PM
William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
William Shatner Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds McCartney-Lennon
Spaced Out
3:55 PM
Leonard Nimoy - The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
Leonard Nimoy The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins Dan Warren
The Best of Leonard Nimoy Geffen* Records 2015
4:03 PM
Leonard Nimoy - Spock Thoughts
Leonard Nimoy Spock Thoughts Leonard Nimoy
Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy Geffen 2015
4:06 PM
Eddie Albert - Blowin' in the Wind
Eddie Albert Blowin' in the Wind Eddie Albert
The Eddie Albert Album Columbia/Legacy 1966
Guy From Green Acres. PS: Don't go in the chat and act like it's crazy that I know what Green Acres is, I'm not that young.
4:09 PM
Robert Mitchum - From a Logical Point of View
Robert Mitchum From a Logical Point of View Robert Mitchum
Calypso Is Like so… Classic Music International 2010
I AM too young to understand the context that allows this song to exist.
4:12 PM
Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay) - Stand by Me
Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay) Stand by Me Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller
I Am the Greatest 1963
4:15 PM
Pat Boone - Smoke On the Water
Pat Boone Smoke On the Water Pat Boone
In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy Hip-O (UC) 1997
4:19 PM
Lynda Carter - All Night Song
Lynda Carter All Night Song Lynda Carter
Portrait (Bonus Tracks) Epic/Legacy 2013
4:23 PM
Frank Stallone - Far From Over
Frank Stallone Far From Over Frank Stallone
Staying Alive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Bee Gees Catalog 1977
4:27 PM
Christopher Lee - Jingle Hell
Christopher Lee Jingle Hell Christopher Lee
A Heavy Metal Christmas Too - Single Charlemagne Productions Ltd 2013
4:33 PM
Alan Arkin - Tom With-A-Grin
Alan Arkin Tom With-A-Grin Traditional
N/A
4:35 PM
James Stewart - The Legend of Shenandoah
James Stewart The Legend of Shenandoah James Stewart
Single
4:38 PM
Mae West - Twist And Shout
Mae West Twist And Shout Mae West
Way Out West Master Classics Records 2009
4:40 PM
Sebastian Cabot - Like a Rolling Stone
Sebastian Cabot Like a Rolling Stone Sebastian Cabot
Bob Dylan, poet: a dramatic reading with music
4:43 PM
Sam Ervin - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sam Ervin Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon
Senator Sam At Home
4:48 PM
Bob Dylan - Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Bob Dylan Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde Columbia 1966
A Good Pallet Cleanser
Chat is archived.
Dylan (host) 3:01:48 PM
Honey, you got a big storm comin
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:09:02 PM
AHAHA
Brian D 3:09:15 PM
Alice will cut it out for you. See Deirdre
Brian D 3:09:46 PM
Classic.
Dylan (host) 3:11:23 PM
This episode was so fun to plan
Dylan (host) 3:11:35 PM
A lot of input from other djs too
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:11:44 PM
This is already too much Shat
Dylan (host) 3:12:25 PM
Oh we did the absolute most Shatner we could possibly do
Dylan (host) 3:12:52 PM
Common People is honestly pretty good
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:15:27 PM
this one rn
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:17:23 PM
Oh no, TheHoff
Dylan (host) 3:17:31 PM
The HOFF!!!!
Brian D 3:17:31 PM
now we're in it. Can't go back
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:19:17 PM
I need the precious Lord to take my hand after hearing this
Dylan (host) 3:19:27 PM
lol
Dylan (host) 3:20:23 PM
The worst is yet to come
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:20:40 PM
Nooo
Dylan (host) 3:23:56 PM
Tim Curry is still good tho
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:24:08 PM
Scarlett on back up only?? What’s this about?
Dylan (host) 3:24:43 PM
Ask Scarlett
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:24:54 PM
Ha!
Mark 3:25:09 PM
Pop trivia quiz: the hoff is connected to a favorite wprb band / who is it & what’s the connection?!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:25:49 PM
Tim Curry WINS at erythang
Brian D 3:26:44 PM
Shatner winning so far for me. But I was biased but already hearing it in past
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:28:42 PM
Who else did vocals on that track with Shatner?
Brian D 3:29:39 PM
Joe Jackson is one
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:29:54 PM
Oh
Brian D 3:30:05 PM
Is this the Tobias Tobias guy?
David Shortell 3:30:06 PM
Is this program inspired by Irwin Chusid's "Golden Nuggets" series for Rhino Records?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:30:11 PM
Who in the What the Heck
Dylan (host) 3:30:32 PM
I love it
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:30:46 PM
Not all of these nuggets are golden.
Dylan (host) 3:32:45 PM
That all that glitters is good at pop music
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:36:27 PM
beautiful music here
David Shortell 3:36:30 PM
Sorry, the name of that compilation series of bad songs by celebrities was actually "Golden Throats". I miss the "Atrocious Music" showcase Irwin had on his WFMU program. Herve Villechaize and Tammi Faye Baker made me cringe.
Mark 3:38:03 PM
Theme from Star Wars perhaps a better choice here
Dylan (host) 3:39:32 PM
I wanted some actually kind of good stuff mixed with the very bad
Bud Burroughs 3:40:28 PM
The "very bad" is definitely winning, though!
Dylan (host) 3:40:42 PM
Just you wait
David Shortell 3:45:48 PM
Wow, I see there were 4 volumes of Golden Throats. I only bought the first. https://www.discogs.com/Various-Golden-Throats-The-Great-Celebrity-Sing-Off/release/2734365
Dylan (host) 3:46:07 PM
I wonder is wprb has it in the library
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:47:09 PM
Good selections, DJ Dylan Fox! FURLONG!!
Christine Duffy 3:47:32 PM
Yeah! Shatner Sings Common People!
Christine Duffy 3:48:45 PM
Sorry I missed that. But I DIDN'T miss David Hasselhoff! 😄 I was digging the hair metal guitar riffs on that particular song.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:52:31 PM
DENNY CRANE
Brian D 3:53:59 PM
I like this one better than the older Shatner version
Mark 3:56:25 PM
Steve Hillage on this one !
David Shortell 3:56:42 PM
The older version would be from the 1978 Saturn Awards TV special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I
Dylan (host) 3:57:13 PM
Try explaining William Shatner to 10 year olds
Brian D 3:57:14 PM
Big Daddy is another fun Rhino rabbit hole. They do re imagined versions of hit songs. At first 80s songs done as "golden oldies" style.
Mark 3:57:22 PM
Standard prize of bag o chips if anyone can answer hoff trivia question
Christine Duffy 3:58:16 PM
@Mark, I don't know it.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:58:17 PM
Looking forward to the answer @Mark
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 3:58:46 PM
Post quiz again
Brian D 3:59:33 PM
Big Daddy's "Jump" and others on the LP Meanwhile Back in the States is a great start
Mark 4:00:12 PM
Quiz back around 3:15 I’ll give a hint in a little bit. It’s pretty funny
Brian D 4:00:34 PM
I was hoping for this or Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:00:40 PM
That sounds like fun stuff @ Brian D
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:02:55 PM
Can’t hear the other noises 🤣
Dylan (host) 4:03:35 PM
I don't have my background music on, I forgot to put it in
David Shortell 4:04:12 PM
I first heard a brief clip of that rendition of “Lucy…” in 1983 on a segment of Late Night With David Letterman called “Dave’s Record Collection”. I assumed it was just a gag produced by the show’s writers. I couldn’t believe it when I found out it was real.
Dylan (host) 4:04:39 PM
Just such staggering decision making
Dylan (host) 4:04:55 PM
Why would anyone tell Shatner it was a good idea
Brian D 4:05:31 PM
Wesley Willis would be cool background sounds
Brian D 4:06:19 PM
I think Lucy... was a badly executed idea. But I really like rocket man
Dylan (host) 4:07:08 PM
I generally avoid using a lot of music in my backgrounds. Usually, the one I've been using has some old times jazz buried deep in the mix behind the swamp noises.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:07:26 PM
click off
Brian D 4:08:15 PM
Sunscreen....
David Shortell 4:10:10 PM
"Spock Thoughts"? This is "Desiderata"!
Brian D 4:11:04 PM
hhwite
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:11:28 PM
It is CRAZY that DJ DylanFox knows about Green Acres!!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:11:45 PM
What’s Green Acres?? 😝🥸
Mark 4:13:33 PM
Shatner music obviously done as a gag / no one was seriously telling him it was good idea / check out his backing musicians- very impressive cast !
Brian D 4:13:37 PM
So over the top he is under it
Brian D 4:14:29 PM
Yeah Mark it's all in good fun
Mark 4:15:24 PM
Haha backing was Johnny winter lyle lovett cheryl crow etc etc :)
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:15:58 PM
Where is Robert Mitchum?!?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 4:16:12 PM
This Mitchum Calypso song is an abomination.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:16:59 PM
yikes
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 4:17:12 PM
Is he also wearing blackface?
Brian D 4:17:33 PM
Mitchum was hip. Probably made use of the gatefold calypso LPs in his collection (wink)
Brian D 4:18:24 PM
But lose the accent Robert yes
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:19:20 PM
language is for people
Christine Duffy 4:19:23 PM
@Brian, agreed. Robert needs to yeet that fake accent.
Brian D 4:19:55 PM
I saw a blown up image of the lp cover, no blackface
Dylan (host) 4:19:56 PM
We are not having this argument rn?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:20:55 PM
Not during Pat Boone!!
Mark 4:21:16 PM
Appropriate 4:20 song :) for Pat b
Brian D 4:21:41 PM
Pat Boone idea sounds funny but i could not last through entire songs on this lp. Very shiny production
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:24:01 PM
WONDER WOMAN 💟
David Shortell 4:24:36 PM
I expect this is the best thing Pat Boone was ever involved with: https://dangerousminds.net/comments/we_have_pat_boone_to_thank_for_the_most_psychotic_and_deranged_rockabilly_r
Brian D 4:24:37 PM
I think they used Pat Boone's crazy train for the Osbournes t.v. show
Brian D 4:26:26 PM
Does not apply to this theme but for a crazy example of artist outside their "box" check out Porter Waggoner's song "Rubber Room"
Brian D 4:28:11 PM
Frank Stallone was a singer first and foremost i thought? No complaints. Still fun to revisit
Mark 4:29:56 PM
Frank is great / best in family was their mom who just passed last year / check her bio she may b the funnest person ever !
Brian D 4:30:00 PM
His band's framed posterwas always in the green room at John and Peter's. Valentine
Brian D 4:30:28 PM
Yeah Jackie Stallone was a trip .
Dylan (host) 4:31:17 PM
The Stallones are such a weird family
Mark 4:31:35 PM
Colorful does not describe her :) lived to 98 years young
Mark 4:32:49 PM
What an actor here !
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:33:20 PM
THIS IS MAH FAVE
Brian D 4:33:25 PM
And the spinitron playlist has Frank S lp credit wrong. Not 1977. That sorta sequel is all 80s as is the record production
Christine Duffy 4:33:48 PM
Saraman Sings!
Dylan (host) 4:34:11 PM
As a person who has seen Staying Alive, not worth changing it
Mark 4:34:17 PM
lord summerisle :)
Christine Duffy 4:34:33 PM
@Mark, good one.
Fern MacBean 4:34:36 PM
1977 was when the BeeGee's released it...
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:34:39 PM
Haha @DJDylanFox
Mark 4:35:11 PM
84 on frank release :)
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:35:25 PM
Looking forward to reading through that David Shortell link! Cheers!
Mark 4:35:44 PM
@christine : ha fantastic movie !
Brian D 4:37:14 PM
yes that song did not exist in 1977
Brian D 4:38:15 PM
Ha! Alan Arkin popped up on a cool comp i found couple years back
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:40:04 PM
JAMES STEWART ❤️
Brian D 4:40:36 PM
Pride of Indiana Pennsylvania
Brian D 4:40:59 PM
Key change!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:43:01 PM
Okay. THIS
Mark 4:43:30 PM
Wow never woulda guessed she’d do this one haha
jimbeauxtron 4:45:02 PM
I Mae never sleep...
Brian D 4:45:25 PM
Ha! This is crazy. Sebastian
Christine Duffy 4:46:10 PM
My. Head. Hurts.
Mark 4:46:20 PM
mr french:)
Brian D 4:46:50 PM
Here Mr French... just read this
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:47:00 PM
amazing
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 4:52:42 PM
this was a fun two hours! good on ya, DJ DylanFox!
Brian D 4:52:57 PM
Lots of fun Dylan . Thanks! Make me a pallet on your floor. And cleanse it if you can. Pick off those bits of straw ya know?
Dylan (host) 4:55:37 PM
Thanks everybody!