DR. DEMENTO

COVERED IN PUNK (DEMENTED PUNK)

DR. DEMENTO - COVERED IN PUNK 148438
Format:
2 CD
Release:
12.01.2018
Label:
DEMENTED PUNK
Genre:
Hardcore/Punk
Kat.-Nr.:
148438
Barcode:
0859433007007
This two-hour demented punk extravaganza is an audio oddity unlike anything else... 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 foreword 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 Debuted on the Billboard charts as the #1 comedy album for two consecutive weeks, and held various positions in the top 10 of the comedy chart over the course of six months.

- It also had a unique crossover charting outside comedy as the #18 new alternative music album, #20 on Billboard's top independent album chart, and #5 on the Billboard Compilation Albums chart.

- Dr. Demento Covered in Punk was the focus of a CNN news segment as well as many other regional and national news outlets.

It's got punk bands covering novelty songs and funny-music types covering punk songs, and it's just a ridiculous amount of fun.

_Stereogum One of the 10 Best Albums to Stream Now _Rolling Stone It's the stuff of hand buzzers and whoopie cushions...

but carefully crafted and compiled... one of the best pop records of 2018. An important exclamation point...some of the Covered In Punk versions are better than the original recordings _Billboard