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Dr. Demento presents star-studded punk tribute LP (Misfits, Weird Al, William Shatner & more)

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A whole bunch of punk, new wave, indie/alt rock artists have come together to pay tribute to beloved radio personality and novelty music guru Dr. Demento on a new two-disc tribute titled Covered in Punk. Artists such as Nobunny, Joan Jett, The Dead Milkmen, Colleen Green, The Meatmen, Shonen Knife, The Vandals, Fred Schneider, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Los Straitjackets, Misfits, and more have covered classic songs that were staples of Dr Demento’s radio show (“Fish Heads,” “The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati,” “Fluffy”) and there are also some of Dr. Demento’s friends covering punk songs, like William Shatner doing The Cramps’ “Garbageman,” “Weird Al” Yankovic doing “Beat on the Brat” and The Best Show’s Philly Boy Roy (aka Jon Wurster of Superchunk) doing “Punk Rock Girl.” There’s also Adam West, Elvira, Uncle Floyd, Brak, Gloria Balsam, and the whole thing is put together like an old episode of The Dr. Demento Show with the Dr. himself hosting the whole thing. The album’s out this week (1/12) and you can stream the William Shatner, Adam West and Weird Al tracks, and check out the full tracklist, below.

For folks in NYC there is a very cool release party today (1/11) at Forbidden Planet in Union Square from 6:30-8:30 PM featuring appearances from Dr. Demento, Fred Schneider, Jerry Only (Misfits), Uncle Floyd, Sal Maida (Milk n’ Cookies, Roxy Music), Dennis Diken (The Smithereens), illustrator Drew Friedman, and more. They’ll be signing copies of the record and there’s some neat exclusive merch, like a William Shatner version of the classic Cramps Bad Music For Bad People artwork, and more. More details are here and the poster for the show is below.

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DR DEMENTO – COVERED IN PUNK TRACKLISTING

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

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