The 5 weirdest Record Store Day 2019 releases that only classic TV fans will love

Lost in Space and cartoon collectors, get ready to hunt.

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!

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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


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SheriHeffner 60 months ago
I remember Multiplication Rock, and BEFORE thy completely took off Decades in my area, I seen Tiny Tim make three or four appearances on The Best Of Ed Sullivan and he sang several songs like the song from The Chocolate Soldier in a mans voice and a woman's voice.
TCKirkham 62 months ago
Hey it may be weird to you, but the original Multiplication Rock soundtrack saved my ass in fourth grade - i had tried everything to learn my multiplication tables but nothing worked...until that tv show debut and helped me go from a D to a B in Math inside of a semester! I still have the original, too! Long live Schoolhouse Rock!
Lacey 62 months ago
I had the original release of Multiplication Rock. I stumbled across it in the discount bin at Tower Records. I do not know what happened to it as I am somewhat of a packrat.
Barry22 62 months ago
I had the Barnes & Barnes record, weird. In the early 80's I was at a restaurant here in SOFL, and Tiny Tim was walking around serenading the diners. He was annoying as hell.
stephaniestavropoulos 62 months ago
"The names Richard and Robert Sherman may not ring a bell," but they sure know how to make medicine go down! As a lot of you know, they penned the soundtrack for MARY POPPINS. As much as I like this song, there is however a song they penned that I don't like: "IT'S A SMALL WORLD." Once you've heard it at The Small World ride, {those high voices of the kids over and over.} If I remember correctly, you didn't just hear it at the ride, but in the area of it as well, so the only way to get away from it, was to go {of course,} to another part of the park. I don't know which was worse, hearing this song as much as I did, {I have no problem with the words!} or fingernails on a chalkboard. Aside from this, and what little of the rest of their body of work I've the SB's were very talented composers.
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