Various Artists/Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

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Wind up your radio dementites and dementoids—the doctor is in!

This extra-special two-hour demented punk extravaganza is an audio oddity unlike anything else! An eclectic mix of artists from the world of classic and contemporary punk/indie/alt-rock have assembled, along with special guest stars from film, TV and more, to pay homage to radio icon Dr. Demento (a world renowned institution who has championed novelty music and its creators since the 1970s), for this mind-blowing compilation. Over thirty different, never before released, all-new ‘punk’ cover versions of ‘mad music and crazy comedy’ songs famously heard on the airwaves of the legendary “Dr Demento Show”—have been intermixed with ‘wild card’ tracks showcasing some incredible, newly ‘demented’ versions of punk-rock classics!

The result is a uniquely original, highly entertaining, modern day homage to Dr. Demento’s classic radio show, and its undeniable impact on popular culture. This bizarro broadcast from beyond the fringe is hosted by Dr. Demento himself, offering up interesting factoids and anecdotes between songs, with celebrity guest ID spots, creatively crafted bumper segments, and more ‘demented’ surprises tying it all together into an unconventional take on the traditional radio show format.

Over two-full hours, a total of 64 tracks—all created specifically for “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”!

Both the two-disc CD, or three-disc vinyl LP come with an equally entertaining full-color booklet jam-packed with extensive liner notes and quotes personally written by the artists, a forward by producer John Cafiero (Misfits, Ramones, Osaka Popstar), an Afterword by Dr. Demento, as well as facts, photos, and an array of dynamic paintings and illustrations created specifically for the project by a team of visual artists spanning the world of comic books, classic punk-rock album covers, Topps Trading card series, Mad Magazine and more.

Joined by everyone from the Misfits, Joan Jett, Fred Schneider of the B52s, to “Weird Al” Yankovic, the late Adam “Batman” West (in one of his final performances), and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner—(to name just a few), the Doctor is in…and he’s ‘Covered in Punk’!!

About Dr. Demento: The Dr. Demento Show has been celebrating ‘mad music and crazy comedy’ on the airwaves playing everything from Spike Jones to Frank Zappa for nearly five decades. Responsible for introducing the world to its #1 most requested song of all time, “Fish Heads”, and launching the career of the most successful artist in the entire history of funny music—“Weird Al” Yankovic; the world-famous Doctor’s influence on pop culture has earned him induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, a documentary feature film on his life and career currently in production, and even an appearance on The Simpsons.

Tracklist

1. Dr. Demento Opening Theme (Pico & Sepulveda) / Artist: Osaka Popstar’s Demented Punk Orchestra with the Roto Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band
2. Demento Segment I / Artist: Dr. Demento and Osaka Popstar
3. Fish Heads / Artist: Osaka Popstar
4. Demento Segment II / Artist: Dr. Demento and Barnes & Barnes
5. Garbageman / Artist: William Shatner
6. Shaving Cream (Punk Lyrics) / Artist: “Uncle Floyd” Vivino & Oogie
7. Demento Segment III
8. Fluffy / Artist: Fred Schneider
9. Demento Segment IV / Artist: Dr. Demento & Gloria Balsam
10. Dead Puppies / Artist: James Kochalka Superstar
11. Demento Segment V
12. Surfin’ Bird / Artist: Nobunny
13. Rat Fink / Artist: Balzac
14. Demento Segment VI
15. I Like / Artist: Colleen Green
16. Demento Segment VII
17. Creature With The Atom Brain / Artist: Quintron & Miss Pussycat
18. I Love Beans / Artist: The Meatmen
19. It’s A Gas / Artist: Los Straitjackets
20. Demento Segment VIII
21. Brak Takeover / Artist: Brak & Dr. Demento
22. Institutionalized / Artist: Brak
23. Demento Segment IX / Artist: Brak, Dr. Demento & Oglethorpe
24. Eat It / Artist: Shonen Knife
25. Batman Theme / Artist: The Hamburglars
26. The Thing / Artist: Adam West
27. Adam West ID / Artist: Adam West
28. Science Fiction/Double Feature / Artist: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
29. Demento Segment X
30. Gloria Balsam Closing ID / Artist: Gloria Balsam
1. Dr. Demento Covered In Punk Theme / Artist: Osaka Popstar
2. Demento Segment XI
3. National Brotherhood Week / Artist: The Vandals
4. Demento Segment XII / Artist: Dr. Demento & Tom Lehrer
5. Mah Na Mah Na / Artist: The Kipper Kids
6. Demento Segment XIII
7. Those Two Dreadful Children / Artist: Rasputina
8. Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H) / Artist: JuiceheaD
9. Demento Segment XIV / Artist: Dr. Demento & Moon Unit Zappa
10. Disco Boy / Artist: Missing Persons
11. Telephone Man / Artist: Quintron & Miss Pussycat
12. Demento Segment XV / Artist: Dr. Demento
13. Punk Rock Girl / Artist: Philly Boy Roy
14. Lydia, The Tattooed Lady / Artist: The Dead Milkmen
15. Demento Segment XVI
16. Me And My Vibrator / Artist: Caroline & The Treats
17. Monster / Artist: Nobunny
18. Demento Segment XVII / Artist: Dr. Demento & MC Pee Pants
19. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama / Artist: The Meatmen
20. Demento Segment XVIII / Artist: Dr. Demento & Bobby “Boris” Pickett
21. Monster Mash / Artist: The Kids of Widney High
22. Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Intro) / Artist: Elvira Mistress of the Dark
23. The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati / Artist: The Misfits
24. Demento Segment XIX
25. Pico & Sepulveda / Artist: Osaka Popstar
26. Demento Segment XX / Artist: Dr. Demento & “Weird Al” Yankovic
27. Beat On The Brat / Artist: “Weird Al” Yankovic
28. Shaving Cream (Reprise, Traditional Lyrics) / Artist: “Uncle Floyd” Vivino & Oogie
29. Demento Segment XXI / Artist: Dr. Demento and Uncle Floyd & Oogie
30. Dr. Demento Show Outro / Artist: Dr. Demento with “Uncle Floyd” Vivino
31. Cheerio, Cherry Lips, Cheerio / Artist: “Uncle Floyd” Vivino
32. Dr. Demento Covered In Punk Theme (Reprise) / Artist: Osaka Popstar
33. Dr. Demento Theme (Reprise) (Pico & Sepulveda) / Artist: Osaka Popstar’s Demented Punk Orchestra with the Roto Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band
34. Brak Closing Message / Artist: Brak

Album Details

Artist

Various Artists/Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

Album Title

Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

Street Date

01/12/2018

Order Due Date

12/15/2017

Discount

7% (ends 01/18/2018)

Genre

Rock/Punk

Label

Demented Punk

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD22

UPC

859433007007

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

DPCD001

Album Details

Artist

Various Artists/Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

Album Title

Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

Street Date

01/12/2018

Order Due Date

12/15/2017

Genre

Rock/Punk

Label

Demented Punk

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP69

UPC

859433007014

Box Lot

20

Catalog #

DPLP001

Album Details

Artist

Various Artists/Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

Album Title

Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

Preorder Date

11/07/2017

Street Date

01/12/2018

Genre

Rock/Punk

Label

Demented Punk

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446833248