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Dr. Demento has a new album for 2018

This is your friendly neighborhood music nerd, breaking in with a special report: Dr. Demento is covered in punk! Read on below for details!

Punk and Dementia are best served together
Dr. Demento Covered in Punk!
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Fans of Dr. Demento and punk rock are in for a treat on Jan. 12, 2018, with the upcoming release of the newest Dr. D compilation, Dr. Demento Covered in Punk. It’s available for pre-order at Amazon, if you want to check it out. The album is going to feature remakes of classic demented tunes, interspersed with the good doctor’s typical commentary, as if it were an actual episode of The Dr. Demento Show. The set includes contributions by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Joan Jett and William Shatner.

Yeah, that’s right. I said William Shatner. Captain Kirk himself performs a cover of an old Cramps tune, “Garbageman.” It’s…exactly what you’d expect from a William Shatner recording. Unlike some of Dr. D’s previous albums, this one features all new recordings, steeped in the punk tradition. It’s going to be available on two CDs, Three LPs or digitally.

Of course, I’m going to nerd out on this one. I buy anything “Weird Al” or Dr. Demento anyway, so this is a treat. The punk aspect is only the icing on the cake. I cannot wait to get hold of this and, of course, provide you with the inevitable review.

Beat on the Brat 

Earlier today, “Weird Al” announced his contribution to the record, which you can see below:

The “Weird Al” Track will also appear on Al’s upcoming Squeeze Box box set.

The Garbageman

For William Shatner’s take on the Cramps classic, “The Garbageman,” look out below:

What do you think, music fans? Are you planning to buy the new Dr. Demento compilation? I’ve already pre-ordered and can’t wait to hear this new and exciting album from one of my favorite people!

Dr. Demento Covered in Punk Track List

Here’s the tracklist, sourced from Rolling Stone.

Disc One
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” – Dr. Demento
8. “Fluffy” – Fred Schneider
9. “Demento Segment IV” – Dr. Demento & Gloria Balsam
10. “Dead Puppies” – James Kochalka Superstar
11. “Demento Segment V” – Dr. Demento
12. “Surfin’ Bird” – Nobunny
13. “Rat Fink” – Balzac
14. “Demento Segment VI” – Dr. Demento
15. “I Like” – Colleen Green
16. “Demento Segment VII” – Dr. Demento
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” – Dr. Demento
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” – Dr. Demento
30. “Gloria Balsam Closing ID” – Gloria Balsam

Disc Two
1. “Dr. Demento Covered In Punk Theme” – Osaka Popstar
2. “Demento Segment XI” – Dr. Demento
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” – Dr. Demento
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” – Dr. Demento
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” – Dr. Demento
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

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David Buck

David Buck is an author, musician, copywriter, and voice over artist based in Colorado. His work has appeared on Nerdvana Media, The Nintendo Times, Star, EN World, SyFy Wire and across the web. In his spare time, he composes music, writes science fiction, and paints miniatures.


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