Dr. Demento’s New Punk Album Features William Shatner Singing The Cramps, Weird Al Yankovic Singing The Ramones & Much More

Call­ing all fans of the Dr. Demen­to Show. The new album, Dr. Demen­to Cov­ered in Punk, fea­tures “dement­ed” cov­ers of clas­sic punk tunes and “30 cov­ers of songs orig­i­nal­ly aired on the Dr. Demen­to radio show.” Think “Fish Heads.”

On the nos­tal­gia-induc­ing album, you can notably enjoy two fix­tures of Amer­i­can odd­ball cul­ture, William Shat­ner and Weird Al Yankovic, singing “The Garbage­man” by The Cramps (above) and The Ramones’ “Beat on the Brat” (below). The Mis­fits, Joan Jett, Fred Schnei­der of the B52s, the Van­dals, The Dead Milk­men, The Meatmen–they all make an appear­ance on the album too. It’s due out today.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

The His­to­ry of Punk Rock in 200 Tracks: An 11-Hour Playlist Takes You From 1965 to 2016

The Cramps Play a Men­tal Hos­pi­tal in Napa, Cal­i­for­nia in 1978: The Punk­est of Punk Con­certs

Two Leg­ends: Weird Al Yankovic “Inter­views” James Brown (1986)

DC’s Leg­endary Punk Label Dischord Records Makes Its Entire Music Cat­a­log Free to Stream Online

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