How Bizarre

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How Bizarre
The cover is in black and white, with the background being a wall of roots. A man with slick black hair and a leather jacket appears left of the cover. Opposite of him is both the group name and album title colored in white and red respectively.
Studio album by OMC
Released September 27, 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre
Length 50:29
Label Huh! Records
PolyGram
Mercury Records
Producer Alan Jansson[1]
Singles from How Bizarre
  1. "How Bizarre"
    Released: December 15, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(choice cut)[3]
Spin8/10[4]

How Bizarre is the only album by the New Zealand musical group OMC, released in 1996. It was first released under the Huh! recording label, issued by PolyGram New Zealand, and manufactured and marketed by Mercury Records in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pauly Fuemana and Alan Jansson except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."On the Run"4:01
2."How Bizarre"3:43
3."Never Coming Back"4:02
4."Breaking My Heart"5:18
5."Angel in Disguise"3:54
6."Lingo with the Gringo"5:51
7."Land of Plenty"5:19
8."Right On"4:50
9."Pours Out Your Eyes"4:53
10."She Loves Italian"4:31
11."I Love L.A." (Randy Newman cover)4:07

Track 11 was only on the second release of this album, issued in September, 1997.

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album's liner notes.[5]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums Chart[6] 5
Swiss Albums Chart[6] 35
German Album Chart[7] 48
U.S. Billboard 200 40

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United States Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pauly Fuemana: The whole Bizarre story". The New Zealand Herald. 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2018-06-26. 
  2. ^ Owens, Thom. "How Bizarre - OMC". AllMusic. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). "OMC: How Bizarre". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9780312245603. 
  4. ^ Eddy, Chuck (March 1997). "OMC: How Bizarre". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 104–5. Retrieved 2018-05-17. 
  5. ^ How Bizarre (liner notes). OMC. Huh!. PolyGram. 1996. 314 533 435-2. 
  6. ^ a b Australian-charts.com
  7. ^ Officialcharts.de