Forbidden Planet is starting 2018 off with an event of DEMENTED proportions!
On Thursday January 11th from 6:30 to 8:30PM Forbidden Planet will be “Covered In Punk” thanks legendary weirdo radio personality Dr Demento and punk rocker/pop culture aficionado John Cafiero.
Forbidden Planet will host an in store signing in celebration of the release of “Dr Demento Covered in Punk”! Cafiero has assembled one of the most eclectic all star line ups of musical artists in the history of recording to create a two hour album presented in the style of a Dr Demento Show radio broadcast. With classic novelty songs being covered by legendary punk musicians, and infamous punk songs re-imagined in newly demented versions by some truly mind-blowing recording artists, plus an extensive booklet, and packaging illustrated by some greats from the fringe of the comics world—the Doctor is in and he’s ‘Covered in Punk’!.
Dr. Demento (Legendary Radio Personality)
John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar + Producer/Curator of “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”)
Fred Schneider (of the B52s)
Jerry Only (of the Misfits)
Uncle Floyd Vivino (TV & Radio personality, Comedian and Musician)
Dennis Diken (The Smithereens)
Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Milk ’n’ Cookies)
Dean Rispler (Dictators, Karen Black)
Drew Friedman (Iconic illustrator and cover artist of “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”)
Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (House of Fun Studio: Comic Book Artists/Creators, Milk & Cheese, Eltingville Club, Beasts of Burden + interior illustration for “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”)
“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.”
What: Dr Demento Covered In Punk record release party and in-store signing.
Who: Dr. Demento, John Cafiero, Fred Schneider, Jerry Only, Uncle Floyd, Drew Friedman, Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer
When: January 11th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Forbidden Planet NYC 832 Broadway Ny, Ny 10003
Why: Because if you don’t come you will regret it for the rest of your life.