1. Leona Anderson – “Music to Suffer By”
Leona was Broncho Billy‘s sister and a favorite of the entertainer Ernie Kovacs. An album that makes you understand why all of Leona’s acting roles were silent.
2. Sam Sacks – “Sing It Again, Sam!”
Sam, a middle-aged coin machine operator, fails to hit a note on key. His version of “Yodel Blues” is one of the funniest things you will ever hear.
3. Peter Wyngarde – “The Peter Wyngarde Album”
U.K. actor and housewives’ favorite commits career suicide in your headphones. The song “Rape” defies description.
4. Attila – “Attila”
Billy Joel’s ridiculous heavy metal album. Billy hates it so much that he refuses to allow it to be reissued. The cover features him dressed as a soldier, standing in a cold room surrounded by dead animal carcasses.
5. Florence Foster Jenkins: A Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! Recital!!!!
Eight songs, all Florence, all absolutely, hysterically hideous. The album that started the cult of Florence. It’s never been out of print.