DR. DEMENTO

COVERED IN PUNK (GREEN/PINK/YELLOW COL. VINYL) (DEMENTED PUNK)

DR. DEMENTO - COVERED IN PUNK (GREEN/PINK/YELLOW COL. VINYL) 148440
Format:
3 LP
Release:
12.01.2018
Label:
DEMENTED PUNK
Genre:
Hardcore/Punk
Kat.-Nr.:
148440
Barcode:
0859433007014
This two-hour demented punk extravaganza is an audio oddity unlike anything else... T 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 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.

Exclusive vinyl only hidden surprise comedy bits appear at the end of several sides of the 3-record set.

Debuted backin 2018 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.

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 An important exclamation point...some of the Covered In Punk versions are better than the original recordings _Billboard