DR. DEMENTO COVERED IN PUNK DUE OUT JANUARY 12, 2018   TWO-HOUR PUNK ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, MISFITS, B52’s FRED SCHNEIDER, WILLIAM SHATNER, CLASSIC BATMAN ADAM WEST, WEIRD AL YANKOVIC AND MORE

 
DR. DEMENTO COVERED IN PUNK DUE OUT JANUARY 12, 2018
 
TWO-HOUR PUNK ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, MISFITS, B52’s FRED SCHNEIDER, WILLIAM SHATNER, CLASSIC BATMAN ADAM WEST, WEIRD AL YANKOVIC AND MORE
 
WILLIAM SHATNER’S COVER OF THE CRAMPS GARBAGEMAN AVAILABLE WITH PREORDERS STARTING TODAY
 
COVER ART CREATED BY ICONIC ILLUSTRATOR DREW FRIEDMAN
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 7, 2017 – Demented Punk today announced its inaugural release, DR. DEMENTO COVERED IN PUNK, a special two-hour demented punk extravaganza featuring an eclectic mix of artists from the world of classic and contemporary punk/indie/alt-rock, along with special guest stars from film, TV and more.  This audio oddity is a modern-day homage to radio icon Dr. Demento, a world-renowned institution who has championed novelty music and its creators since the 1970s, will be released on January 12, 2018 by both physical and digital retailers.
“I’ve been a fan of Dr. Demento nearly my entire life,” said album producer and participant, John Cafiero. “The Doc’s show has introduced audiences to counter culture and an eclectic talent pool of humor-infused music for nearly five decades; creating a musical movement that echoes the spirit of punk with its own unique voice.  There are no airs, and everyone’s welcome. If you didn’t fit in- you fit in.”
Dr. Demento Covered In Punk features 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”- intermixed with ‘wild card’ tracks showcasing some incredible, newly ‘demented’ versions of punk-rock classics!  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’!!  A full track listing can be found below.
“I produced the album and curated the artist roster as if it was a musical art exhibition, or directing a feature film, and packaged it in the form of a traditional radio show hosted by Dr. D. himself.  For some this might be an introduction to the lost art of the traditional radio format, and for others, a welcome return,” adds Cafiero.  “The artists here range from classic to contemporary, from icons and legends, to fresh voices from the underground-but I don’t think any of them are doing what you might expect of them here! It’s really a celebration of the bizarre, and I can’t wait to unleash it on to the world.”
“When John Cafiero first proposed this project several years ago I was a little puzzled at first, but when he began naming the artists and songs he’d lined up for the project I was totally sold,” said Dr. Demento.  “What started out as a single CD soon grew into a double (and a triple for vinyl), and I hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed helping John put this together.”
Dr. Demento Covered In Punk includes an in-depth booklet with equally entertaining liner notes and personal quotes from the participating artists, a foreword by album producer and Demented Punk founder John Cafiero (Misfits, Ramones, Osaka Popstar), an afterword by Dr. Demento, as well as factoids, photos and an array of dynamic paintings and illustrations created exclusively 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.  The cover artwork for the album was created by iconic illustrator Drew Friedman whose work has appeared in countless publications from Entertainment Weekly and Time Magazine to Rolling Stone and the New Republic and just about everything in between.
Dr. Demento Covered In Punk will be released in the following configurations:
1.  A 3LP colored vinyl triple-gatefold package with 20-page booklet.
LP1:  Solid ‘Gunk’ Green
LP2:  Solid ‘Punk’ Pink
LP3:  Solid ‘Demented’ Yellow
2.  A 2CD Set with 48-page booklet
3.  A limited edition 3LP triple gatefold package with variant vinyl splatter and 20-page booklet.
LP1:  ‘Gunk’ Green & Black Splatter on Clear Vinyl
LP2:  ‘Punk’ Pink & Black Splatter on Clear Vinyl
LP3:  ‘Demented’ Yellow & Black Splatter on Clear Vinyl
This online exclusive is limited to 500 copies worldwide and can be ordered HERE.
4.  A Digital Download with 42-Page digital booklet.
Fans who preorder the physical album HERE or the digital version at iTunes will receive their first taste of “demented punk” via an instant grat track by legendary actor William Shatner covering punk classic “Garbageman” by The Cramps.   Preview the track and original artwork for the song by Stephen Blickenstaf below. Blickenstaff was the artist for The Cramps infamous album Bad music for bad people which featured the original version of the song.
William Shatner covering Garbageman by The Cramps
Wind up your radio dementites and dementoids-the doctor is in!
DR. DEMENTO COVERED IN PUNK TRACK LIST
 
HOUR ONE:
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
Artist: Dr. Demento
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 0
Artist: Dr. Demento
12.) Surfin’ Bird
Artist: Nobunny
13.) Rat Fink
Artist: Balzac
14.) Demento Segment VI
Artist: Dr. Demento
15.) I Like
Artist: Colleen Green
16.) Demento Segment VII
Artist: Dr. Demento
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
Artist: Dr. Demento
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
Artist: Dr. Demento
30.) Gloria Balsam Closing ID
Artist: Gloria Balsam
HOUR TWO:
1.) Dr. Demento Covered In Punk Theme
Artist: Osaka Popstar
2.) Demento Segment XI
Artist: Dr. Demento
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
Artist: Dr. Demento
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
Artist: Dr. Demento
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
Artist: Dr. Demento
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
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.

Bernard Cana

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