The 5 weirdest Record Store Day 2019 releases that only classic TV fans will love
Record Store Day, that annual celebration of music on vinyl, is Saturday, April 13. Once again, labels are pressing up limited edition records for collectors. There's plenty of product for those obsessed with the '60s, '70s and '80s, from a Woodstock soundboard recording in mono on triple LP to a Madonna "La Isla Bonita" 12".
But we wanted to spotlight some of the quirkier releases aimed more at TV and movie fans. They include soundtracks and novelty songs sung by former child stars.
Check out the complete list of Record Store Day 2019 releases — and try to add something to your collection!
Bob Dorough - Multiplication Rock
The beloved Schoolhouse Rock! cartoon series brought the classroom to your couch on Saturday mornings. Frankly, some of those animated lessons did a better job at explaining civics and grammar. The topics included "America Rock" and "Science Rock," but the series kicked off in 1973 with "Multiplication Rock." Jazz vocalist Bob Dorough, who once collaborated with Miles Davis, wrote all the tunes collected on this LP. Limited to 1,500 copies. SEE MORE
Stu Phillips - Knight Rider (Original Television Soundtrack)
Anyone who lived through the 1980s will recognize the pulsing synthesizer theme heard at the opening of Knight Rider. It was the perfect sound to go along with the oscillating red "eye" on K.I.T.T.'s grill. Limited to 2,000 copies. SEE MORE
Various Artists - Simply Sherman: Disney Hits From The Sherman Brothers
The names Robert and Richard Sherman might not ring a bell, but their tunes certainly will. You undoubtedly heard them watching The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday evenings with the family. Walt Disney hired the Sherman Brothers to craft tunes for his movies and rides, including "It's a Small World (After All)." Limited to 4,300 copies. SEE MORE
Tiny Tim - Live At Albert Royal Hall
One of the most surreal pop moments of the late-'60s had to be Greenwich Village oddball Tiny Tim strumming and, er, singing his way through "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. The falsetto folksinger's TV appearances led to overnight success — and a gig at the Royal Albert Hall. SEE MORE
Barnes & Barnes - Fish Heads
Speaking of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips," Dr. Smith and the Robot sang the tune in the Lost in Space episode "Space Circus." They were not the only two musical castmembers. In 1978, Bill Mumy assumed the name "Art Barnes" and cut one of the strangest songs in pop history as one half of Barnes & Barnes. The eerie ditty became a staple of the Dr. Demento show. Saturday Night Live aired the video in 1980 — before MTV existed. It's included on this 12" with its original B-side, "High School Gym," and a cover version by a punk band. SEE MORE
SEE ALSO: Listen: Jerry Mathers once fronted a rocking garage band called Beaver and the Trappers
Beaver is more rock 'n' roll than you think. LISTEN NOW.