Dr. Demento Covered In Punk


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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’!!



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


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