Dr. Demento Covered in Punk (2-CD)
by Dr. Demento / Various Artists

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: January 12, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Caf Muzeck

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Dr. Demento Opening Theme (Pico & Sepulveda) - Osaka Popstar's Demented Punk Orchestra with the Roto Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band
  • 2.Demento Segment I - Dr. Demento and Osaka Popstar
  • 3.Fish Heads - Osaka Popstar
  • 4.Demento Segment II - Dr. Demento and Barnes & Barnes
  • 5.Garbageman - William Shatner
  • 6.Shaving Cream (Punk Lyrics) - "Uncle Floyd" Vivino & Oogie
  • 7.Demento Segment III
  • 8.Fluffy - Fred Schneider
  • 9.Demento Segment IV - Dr. Demento & Gloria Balsam
  • 10.Dead Puppies - James Kochalka Superstar
  • 11.Demento Segment V
  • 12.Surfin' Bird - Nobunny
  • 13.Rat Fink - Balzac
  • 14.Demento Segment VI
  • 15.I Like - Colleen Green
  • 16.Demento Segment VII
  • 17.Creature with the Atom Brain - Quintron & Miss Pussycat
  • 18.I Love Beans - The Meatmen
  • 19.It's a Gas - Los Straitjackets
  • 20.Demento Segment VIII
  • 21.Brak Takeover - Brak & Dr. Demento
  • 22.Institutionalized - Brak
  • 23.Demento Segment IX - Brak, Dr. Demento & Oglethorpe
  • 24.Eat It - Shonen Knife
  • 25.Batman Theme - The Hamburglars
  • 26.The Thing - Adam West
  • 27.Adam West Id - Adam West
  • 28.Science Fiction/Double Feature - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • 29.Demento Segment X
  • 30.Gloria Balsam Closing Id - Gloria Balsam

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Dr. Demento Covered in Punk Theme - Osaka Popstar
  • 2.Demento Segment XI
  • 3.National Brotherhood Week - The Vandals
  • 4.Demento Segment XII - Dr. Demento & Tom Lehrer
  • 5.Mah Na Mah Na - The Kipper Kids
  • 6.Demento Segment XIII
  • 7.Those Two Dreadful Children - Rasputina
  • 8.Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H) - Juicehead
  • 9.Demento Segment XIV - Dr. Demento & Moon Unit Zappa
  • 10.Disco Boy - Missing Persons
  • 11.Telephone Man - Quintron & Miss Pussycat
  • 12.Demento Segment XV - Dr. Demento
  • 13.Punk Rock Girl - Philly Boy Roy
  • 14.Lydia, the Tattooed Lady - The Dead Milkmen
  • 15.Demento Segment XVI
  • 16.Me and My Vibrator - Caroline & the Treats
  • 17.Monster - Nobunny
  • 18.Demento Segment XVII - Dr. Demento & MC Pee Pants
  • 19.My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama - The Meatmen
  • 20.Demento Segment XVIII - Dr. Demento & Bobby "Boris" Pickett
  • 21.Monster Mash - The Kids of Widney High
  • 22.Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Intro) - Elvira Mistress of the Dark
  • 23.The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati - The Misfits
  • 24.Demento Segment XIX
  • 25.Pico & Sepulveda - Osaka Popstar
  • 26.Demento Segment XX - Dr. Demento & "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • 27.Beat on the Brat - "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • 28.Shaving Cream (Reprise, Traditional Lyrics) - "Uncle Floyd" Vivino & Oogie
  • 29.Demento Segment XXI - Dr. Demento and Uncle Floyd & Oogie
  • 30.Dr. Demento Show Outro - Dr. Demento with "Uncle Floyd" Vivino
  • 31.Cheerio, Cherry Lips, Cheerio - "Uncle Floyd" Vivino
  • 32.Dr. Demento Covered in Punk Theme (Reprise) - Osaka Popstar
  • 33.Dr. Demento Theme (Reprise) (Pico & Sepulveda) - Osaka Popstar's Demented Punk Orchestra with the Roto Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band
  • 34.Brak Closing Message - Brak

Product Description:

Dr. Demento Covered in Punk is a double CD or triple LP presented in the style of the legendary DJ's radio programs (which he still recorded and posted online every week, as of early 2018), focusing on punk rock and featuring all-exclusive material. Demento isn't just the world's foremost authority on novelty music, he's also a veritable music historian, and his between-song announcements are filled with facts, trivia, and anecdotes. The songs covered here prove that his enthusiasm for the history of recorded music has rubbed off on his listeners -- all of the bands featured on the album seem to have grown up with his program, and know all of the show's biggest hits by heart. Just witness James Kochalka Superstar's typically enthusiastic version of "Dead Puppies." The songs covered run the gamut from mid-century novelty tunes such as the Demento standard "Shaving Cream" (which New Jersey TV legend Uncle Floyd interprets twice, once with punk-themed lyrics) to various '70s and '80s punk classics. Cut to the chase: the undisputed highlight of the entire album is the segment where the mighty Brak breaks into the studio and belts out Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized," accompanied by kazoo and ukulele -- something that really should've happened on Cartoon Planet back in the mid-'90s. Second place is Scharpling & Wurster character Philly Boy Roy's take on the Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock Girl," which is immediately followed by the Milkmen themselves, with a rousing rendition of "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" (made famous by Groucho Marx). Most of the songs are short, which means there are way too many tracks on this thing to pick out every single highlight, but it's hard to go wrong with William Shatner covering the Cramps' "Garbageman" or Weird Al Yankovic doing an accordion-infused run through the Ramones' "Beat on the Brat." Not every track needs to be heard more than once, and somehow, surprisingly, nobody recorded a version of Black Flag's "TV Party" for the album. As a whole, though, the collection is an enormous labor of love and laughter, and is great fun for any punk who also happens to be a gigantic music nerd. ~ Paul Simpson

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