Legendary radio host DR. DEMENTO is getting a two-CD box set . . . with a twist. It’s called “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”, and it’s full of new punk covers of 30 of the songs featured on his show over the years.
They include all your favorites . . . “Fish Heads”, “Shaving Cream”, “Dead Puppies”, “Surfin’ Bird”, and “Eat It”.
So who’s doing all the covering? A lot of artists you’ve never heard of. But some you HAVE . . . including Joan Jett, the Misfits, William Shatner, the B-52s, the late, great Adam West, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark . . .
And Weird Al Yankovic . . . who, ironically, didn’t do “Eat It”. He did a new version of the Ramones’ “Beat on the Brat”.
Shatner contributed a cover of “Garbageman” by the Cramps. (You can listen to it here. And check out the track list here.)
The set comes out January 12th.