A BONANZA OF DEMENTIA
Rhino Records has just released two brand-new Dr.
Demento compilations: The Dr. Demento 25th
Anniversary Collection, a double CD/double cassette
package, and a single CD/cassette called Dr.
Demento's Country Corn.
Both are available now from The Demento Society as
well as at local stores.
Like the best-selling 20th Anniversary Collection, the
25th Anniversary package contains a wide variety of
hits from the show spanning many genres of music
from the 1940s to the 1990s, featuring such stars as
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Spike Jones, Stan Freberg,
Tom Lehrer, Leonard Nimoy and They Might Be
Giants. Approximately half the tracks are being
released on CD for the first time, while many others
have been very hard to find until now.
The original "Shaving Cream" by Benny Bell with
Paul Wynn is here, along with "The Curly Shuffle,"
"Mr. Custer," "The Martian Boogie," "My Dead Dog
Rover," "In Heaven There Is No Beer," "Moose
Turd Pie" and "Stardrek." Among the real collector's
items are the original "Rubber Biscuit" by The
Chips, "Highly Illogical" by Leonard Nimoy as
Spock, "There's A New Sound" (AKA "The Sound
of Worms") by Tony Burrello as originally released
on the Horrible Records label in 1952, the original
"Old Philosopher" by Eddie Lawrence, "Tip-Toe
Thru' the Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim, "Peter the
Meter Reader" by Meri Wilson, "Song of the Sewer"
by Art Carney (playing his Honeymooners character,
Ed Norton), "Leader of the Laundromat" by The
Detergents and "I Gotta Get a Fake I. D." by Barnes
& Barnes, with guest vocal by the Doctor himself
(Some tracks are omitted on the cassette version; see
the complete listing elsewhere in the News).
Rarest of all is "The Hunting Song" by Tom Lehrer,
a recording with full orchestra (and some spectacular
sound effects) that has never been released before in
Dr. Demento's Country Corn features Ray Stevens
("The Streak," "Mississippi Squirrel Revival"),
Homer & Jethro ("I'm My Own Grandpaw,")
"Little" Jimmy Dickens ("May the Bird of Paradise
Fly Up Your Nose"), Tom T. Hall ("I Like Beer,")
Jim Stafford ("Wildwood Weed") and Roger Miller
("You Can't Roller Skate In a Buffalo Herd") plus
original versions of "Ode To the Little Brown Shack
Out Back," "I'm a Nut," "Elvis Was a Narc" and that
hilarious tribute to the addictive powers of tobacco,
"Another Puff." (See the complete listing inside).
Both packages have extensive notes by Dr. Demento
(including the complete story of his radio career in
the 25th Anniversary booklet) and many rare photos.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
Scheduled for September release is Holidays In
Dementia, the long-awaited follow-up to Dr.
Demento Presents the Greatest Christmas Novelty
CD, with such holiday hilarity and crackpot carols as
"The Twelve Pains Of Christmas," "Gridlock
Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Watching You" and
"The Pretty Little Dolly." Other tracks include
"Santa's Lament" by the one and only Father Guido
Sarducci (previously released only on a limited-
edition cassette), "It's So Chic To Be Pregnant At
Christmas" by Nancy White (previously released
only in Canada) and "Christmas Wrapping" by The
Waitresses. And note that the title says "Holidays "--
the package includes two New Year's songs (one by
Spike Jones) and two very contemporary Hanukkah
songs, "Hanukkah Rocks" by Gefilte Joe and the
Fish and "Hanukkah Homeboy" by Doc Mo She.
(Once again, see the complete listing inside).
Use the handy order blank inside to get your own
copies of any or all of these spectacular new Dr.
NEW DEMENTED DISCS
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ALL TITLES AVAILABLE ON CD UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. CONTACT LABLES FOR
THE AMERICAN COMEDY BOX
Finally in the stores after five years in preparation, this four-
CD box (the one with the nose, mustache and glasses that
actually stick out) surveys the entire field of American spoken
comedy on records. It's intelligently organized, primarily by
genre: Sketches, Storytellers, Characters, One-Liners, Political
Humor, etc. (There's also a five-song block of "musical
comedy" including Spike Jones and Tom Lehrer among
others). As you might imagine, the majonty of the material is
from the 1960s and 1970s, the Golden Age of comedy on LP,
but the recording dates range from 1915 ("Uncle Josh In a
Barber Shop" by Cal Stewart) to 1994 (Robin Williams on
Lorena Bobbitt). Almost everyone who should be represented
is represented (one absentee is Bob Newhart, who reportedly
refused permission). Many of these recordings haven't been
available anywhere for years, and the vast majority are new to
CD. The liner notes, presented in the form of a newspaper, are
a delight. Congratulations to compiler Howard Leib. RHINO.
HANNA-BARBERA CLASSICS - Vol. 1
Music from Ruff and Reddy, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear,
The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, and other 1950s-1960s TV
treats. The 45-track CD includes not only the cherished theme
songs but many of the other themes that were heard during the
action; they are heard as originally recorded in the studio,
without dialogue. Hanna-Barbera's chief composer, Hoyt
Curtin, with roots in big-band jazz, created music as effective
and appropriate for its context and its times as the music the
better-known Carl Stalling concocted for Warner Bros.
cartoons. Liner notes by yours truly. KID RHINO.
BRUCE MCCULLOCH: Shame-Based Man
A member of the Canadian TV sketch group Kids In the Halls
McCulloch ranges from bemused whimsy to jet-black comedy
in these tales of crazed Doors fans, teen drug addicts, obsessed
stalkers, answering machines, and radio talk show callers you
wouldn't want to meet in person. There are songs with spoken
lyrics, stories with music, and various other permutations of
speech and singing. Original and provocative. ATLANTIC.
RADIO FREE VESTIBULE: Sketches, Songs and
Montreal's Radio Free Vestibule, which has been sending me
demo tapes for years, makes it to the major leagues with this
superb comedy CD, which has eight songs (including "The
Grunge Song," a sly rock spoof) and 16 sketches ranging in
length from 20 seconds to six minutes. Subjects include car
alarms gone gonzo, commercials starring deceased celebrities, a
K-tel type package of avant-garde atonal music, and the
curiously evolving relationship between God and a slacker
named Kevin. A few bits cover specifically Canadian subjects
(like the classic "Looking for a job in Quebec") but most of
this will entertain any contemporary comedy fan who can read
these words. RADIO FREE VESTIBULE, PO BOX 17, NDG
POST OFFICE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA H4A 3P4.
WESLEY WILLIS: Greatest Hits
From the liner notes: "Wesley Willis stands 6' 5" tall and
weighs 320 pounds. For years he has sold his drawings on the
streets of Chicago. On October 21, 1989 he began hearing
voices and is now diagnosed chronic schizophrenic. 3 years ago
he began writing songs. He now has over 400 songs and has
recorded at least 20 albums."
Twenty-two highlights from those albums fill this amazing
CD. They're basically short-short stories about Willis' life and
expenences, spoken and sung (not rapped!) to his own
keyboard-and-drum-machine backing (other musicians help out
now and then). They're best heard a few at a time, but in this
day and age Wesley Willis' utterly guileless lyrics and no-frills
performances are a priceless antidote to calculated corporate
entertainment. (Fans of the alternative bands Urge Overkill,
Skrew and Stabbing Westward must hear his songs inspired by
those groups' local concerts). ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES
RECORDS, PO BOX 419092, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94141-
ROBIN WILLIAMS: A Night At the Met
At long last...the very best stand-up comedy album of all the
1980s is now on CD. COLUMBIA.
RAY STEVENS: Live!
Here's the show that knocks 'em dead in Branson, Missouri,
with a spectacular 6-minute version of "The Streak" (one verse
is sung in an a cappella arrangement that reminded me of PDQ
Bach!) and a cross-section of his other hits, comical and
otherwise ("Amazing Grace" is sung straight). Also on video,
of course. CURB. (Warner Bros. Records has also released a
series of compilations of earlier Stevens tracks).
CHRISTINE LAVIN: Please Don't Make Me Too
No one writes better songs about life and love in the 1990s
than Christine Lavin. There's a little humor in almost every
song, and a lot of it on the opening "Oh No" (in which she
loses her glasses and therefore can't find other essentials either)
and "Waiting for the B Train." SHANACHlE.
VARIOUS "ARTISTS": Barnyard Beat
If you like The Singing Dogs, The Jingle Cats, The Henhouse
Five Plus Too, The Singing Sheep, etc. you're sure to enjoy
this collection of classic rock songs rendered by such "groups"
as Chickenwolf, Mew Kids On the Block, Sealy Dan and The
Red Hot Chili Dogs. KID RHINO.
CAPITOL STEPS: A Whole Newt World
Best new CD in a while for these super-prolific political
parodists; highlights include the title track and "Rolling
Kidney Stones" and "This Is the House That O. J. Built."
SCOTT BEACH: "Trial of the Century?"
On Beach's first recording since his legendary "Religion and
Politics," he brilliantly summarizes the Circus of O. J. and
all its sideshows in his unique breathless rhythmic style.
CASSETTEONLY - CALL 1-800-234-5647.
RAP REIPLINGER: Poi Dog With Crabs
A definitive 22-track CD compilation of the late Mr.
Reiplinger, Hawaii's most innovative comedian; includes
"Loving You Is Surfing You." MOUNTAIN APPLE CO., PO
BOX 22373, HONOLULU, HI 96823.
JOHN HARTFORD: The Walls We Bounce Off Of
Hartford is back to what he does best -- performing solo, just
him and his voice, banjo, fiddle, guitar and shoes on 13
folksy, often humorous originals including "The All Collision
All Explosion Song" (with some amazing mouth-and-
microphone sounds), "Sexual Harrassment," "Fourteen Pole
Cat Skins On a Chevy Camaro" and "Flea Market
Breakdown." SMALL DOG A-BARKIN', PO BOX 443,
MADISON, TN 37116.
AUSTIN LOUNGE LIZARDS: Small Minds
House Speaker Newt Gingrich is inspiring more comedy songs
these days than any politician since Saddam Hussein.
"Gingrich the Newt" on this CD is perhaps the best yet, and
the most cutting. (Honestly, if anyone ever sends me a song
that's favorable to Mr. Gingrich, and funny too, I'll be
delighted to play it on the air). The rest of the CD is more of
what the Lizards have been doing so well for years: lyrics
subtly tweaking middle-American attitudes, set to superbly
sung and played straight-ahead old-school country music.
WATERMELON RECORDS, PO BOX 49152, AUSTIN, TX
LEWIS GRIZZARD: Alimony
Lewis Grizzard, the revered Southern stand-up comedian and
columnist, wrote these gently humorous songs together with
Dick Feller. Grizzard's death left the album half-finished, but
Feller went ahead and sang the remaining songs himself,
sounding as fine as he did on his now-rare and delightful mid-
1970s albums. INTERSOUND, INC., PO BOX 1724, ROSWELL,
THE AMAZING DELORES: Stop Messing With
She'd never been a professional entartainer, but with her
towering beehive hairdo, leopard print tights and a pair of
sequined cat's eye glasses, The Amazing Delores caught
everybody's attention the moment she walked into the West
Virginia honky tonk. When the bandleader discovered she could
play harmonica, she was immediately asked to sit in, and she
not only played harp but improvised stream-of-consciousness
lyrics that brought the house down. Now she has her own CD.
UPSTART RECORDS, PO BOX 44-1418, WEST SOMERVILLE,
ANDY BRECKMAN: Proud Dad
"So Far So Good" looks at the positive side of falling off a
92-story building. "A Desperate Attempt to Make the Critics'
List of the Ten Records They'd Bring to a Desert Island" is a
series of survival tips for a real desert island. Another fine
collection of black humor with guitar from the creator of
"Don't Get Killed." GADFLY RECORDS, PO BOX 244,
WATERBURY, VT 05676.
GIDEON FREUDMANN: Banking Left
The world's foremost 'cellist/singer/songwriter mixes darkly
amusing songs together with somewhat serious ones and some
splendidly unclassifiable acoustic instrumentals to make a
stimulating, enjoyable CD. GADFLY RECORDS; SEE ABOVE.
OSCAR BRAND: I Love Cats
The veteran folksinger offers an entire CD of original songs
about cockroaches (just kidding). Cat-lovers write to
ALCAZAR PRODUCTIONS, PO BOX 429, WATERBURY, VT
JIM'S BIG EGO: "Butthead"
Jim's Big Ego is an electric band led by singer-songwriter Jim
Infantino ("I'm Addicted To Stress"). This 7" vinyl disc (not
on CD as yet) has a rousing electric version of this
masterpiece of self-mockery, which Jim sang live and acoustic
on the Dr. Demento show a few months back, plus two other
swell songs. HANDY DAN RECORDS, 19 WESTMINSTER ST.,
SOMERVILLE, MA 02144.
ALL RHINO AND KID RHINO CD'S AND TAPES ARE
AVAILABLE IN STORES OR FROM RHINO MAIL ORDER, 1-
THE ADDRESS GIVEN IN D. S. NEWS #106 FOR GÜNTHER PACKS A
STIFFY BY THE RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT WAS INCORRECT. THIS CD IS
AVAILABLE FROM JOE NEWMAN, PO BOX 4542, AUSTIN, TX 78765-4542.
Many stores are now stocking This Is Outrageous, a CD of
mostly original, mostly X-rated songs by an anonymous rock
group. Our advice: save your money; the disc is clever at
times, but contrived and often dull, and not likely to outrage
many in this day and age. More likely to actually get a rise out
of people, or provide a bit of guilty pleasure among open-
minded fnends, is a CD called Politically Incorrect by a Texas
band called Feo y Loco; titles include "Killer Transvestite,"
"Tourette's Syndrome Blues," "Microwave Cat" and "Butt
Plugs." (FYL International, PO Box 262362, Houston, TX
The ultimate master of musical outrage, of course, was Frank
Zappa. Being Frank: My Time With Frank Zappa is a new
book about Zappa by Nigey Lennon, who as a teenager had an
affair with Frank, becoming a quasi-member of The Mothers
on a lengthy road trip in 1971. Yes, it's one of those kiss-and-
tell books, but Lennon also gives us plenty of keen insights
on Zappa's art and his complex personality. "As a rugged
individual in a complex world," she writes, "he had reached the
conclusion that his survival hinged on selling the public on
his peculiar art by using reverse psychology, exaggerating his
unsavory qualiuties. It worked, but it took its toll on him."
This well-written book is full of fascinating little revelations:
"He had a curious way of listening to [20th-century classical]
music; he'd sit there with one leg crossed over the other,
tapping out the primary rhythm with the motion of his right
foot, the accents with his other foot, and counter rhythms with
both hands on his knees, all silently. I'd never seen anyone
listen to music with such physical and mental
concentration...No wonder Frank had no use for drugs!"
CALIFORNIA CLASSICS BOOKS, PO Box 29756, LOS
ANGELES, CA 90029.
Whimsical Will's column will return next issue.
MEANWHILE...If you would be interested in
purchasing a CASSETTE COMPILATION of Will's
"musical movie reviews" (including "A Trip To
Jurassic Park," "Hittin' Bedrock," and all three Batman
films) and other highlights from Will's contributions to
the Dr. Demento show, please write to
c/o The Demento Society
PO Box 884
Culver City, CA 90232
Renew Now and Save!
(Package delivery December 1995)
The 1996 Demento Society membership package is
now in its final planning stages.
This will be our most exciting package ever! For
starters, Tom Lehrer and "Weird Al" Yankovic
have both graciously volunteered previously
unreleased songs of theirs to be included on the
Basement Tapes No. 4 CD/cassette.
In addition to the Basement Tapes, the package will
include an all new bio/press kit with news coverage
of the 25th anniversary celebrations, a full-color
membership card, four issues of the Demento
Society News, a discount coupon, and a new glossy
photo of Dr. Demento which he will personally
autograph to you -- plus other goodies to be
Due to increased costs, the 1996 membership fee will
be $16.95. But here's the good news...all
those who apply for new or renewal memberships
by December 31, 1995 will get the complete
1996 membership package for the current price of
$15.95, a saving of $1.
If you are a current member, you may renew your
membership for 1996 at any time, including right
now. You will receive your 1996 membership
package in December, and your membership will be
extended for an additional year beyond its present
expiration date, whatever that might be.
Save a buck and renew now!
FROM THE DOCTOR'S ROLODEX...
Arrogant Worms ("Carrot Juice Is Murder") PO Box 19022, 4th
Avenue Postal Outlet, Vancouver, BC V6K 4R8.
Capitol Steps - order line for CD's - 1-800-733-STEP
Doodoo Wah, PO Box 1500, Columbia, California 95310 (a new
CD arrived at presstime)
Edwards, Jonathan & Darlene - Corinthian Records at PO Box
6296, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Faust and Lewis , c/o Picklehead Music, Box 2211, Evergreen,
Keefe, Joe - 45 N. Lyle St. Kennewick, Washington 99336.
Radio Free Vestibule - PO Box 17, NDG Post Office, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada H4A 3P4
Oglio Records (pronounced "oleo") PO Box 404, Redondo Beach
Rhino Records Mail Order - 1-800-432-0020
Yankovic, "Weird Al" - 8033 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
WHAT'S THE DOCTOR
BEEN UP TO?
In addition to doing his show every week, and
putting together the new Rhino CD's and new
Demento Society membership package (see separate
stories) Dr. Demento has been busy, busy, busy!
He's appeared on the nationally syndicated Gil Gross
and Jim Bohannon radio talk shows, several local
radio talk shows, and done many interviews for
magazines and newspapers, all in the good cause of
letting people know those new releases are available.
Lots more appearances including some TV shows are
being scheduled as this issue goes to press.
On Aug. 26 Dr. Demento served as MC for a "kick-
off ceremony and press conference" for "Love Ride
12," the 12th annual installment of what's believed to
be the largest motorcycle charity event on earth. Over
20,000 bikers annually ride their Harleys and other
machines from the L.A. suburb of Glendale to a park
some 50 miles away, gathering pledges which go to
support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The
Doctor introduced numerous actor/bikers to the
crowd, including Lorenzo Lamas, Perry King,
Robert Patrick, and Michael Gregory. The guest of
honor was none other than Jerry Lewis, saluting the
Love Riders who so far have raised more than $6
million for Jerry's favorite cause.
On the weekend of Sept. 29/Oct. 1, Dr. Demento is
scheduled to be a featured speaker at the 20th annual
ConClave, a science fiction convention in Lansing,
Michigan. He will be presenting a program of sci-fi-
oriented Dementia, and will doubtless collect a
satchel-ful of new "filk songs" to play on the show.
Still available...the unique and
beautiful DR. DEMENTO WRIST WATCH!
It's a custom-designed "never-fade" watch with
genuine quartz movement, stone crown, milled bezel,
sweep second hand, and black double-looped lizard-
textured leather wristband. Guaranteed for two full
years! Includes battery.
DELUXE GOLD-PLATE WATCH $44.95
Specify man's or woman's size. Add $4 for shipping.
USE THE HANDY ORDER BLANK
SILVER-PLATE WATCH $39.95
THE DEMENTO SOCIETY NEWS
Published every now and then
Head Writer - DR DEMENTO
Editor - SUE HANSEN
Design - ARTHUR CHADBOURNE
PO Box 884, Culver City, CA 90232
IF THE DR. DEMENTO SHOW IS NO
LONGER HEARD IN YOUR AREA...
WRITE to the PROGRAM DIRECTOR at one or more of
the stations you listen to and say how much you'd like
to hear the show. (A letter is more effective than a
phone call). If the show was heard on a particular
station until recently, be sure to write that station.
GET YOUR FRIENDS TO WRITE LETTERS TOO.
Get a bunch of them to sign a petition! Many radio
executives are simply not aware how many people
enjoy Mad Music and Crazy Comedy. Let 'em know!
The Doctor thanks you.
Remember the DEMENTO HOTLINE
Open 24 HOURS DAILY!
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Use our handy order blank.
If the word "LAST" appears
on your address label...
your membership has expired or is about to expire, and this is
the last Demento Society News you will receive. RENEW
NOW and get the 1995 membership package -- our best one
yet! You get a full color membership card and button, an
all-new bumper sticker, a special 20th Anniversary press kit
with vintage stories about the Doctor, a new 8x10 glossy
photo (personally autographed with your name by the Doctor,
as always) and BASEMENT TAPES No. 3, which
includes 1994's most requested song "Down With V. E. G."
along with "God Told Me to Rob the 7-11," "Bald Guys," a
previously unreleased "Weird Al" Yankovic demo and our
closing theme song. And we'll keep these newsletters
coming to let you know about all the new Demented Discs. A
year's membership in the Society is only $15.95 postpaid ($21
outside the USA).
YOU CAN RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT
ANY TIME and get the complete 1995 package now. An
additional year will be added to the membership you already
IF YOU HAVE RENEWED RECENTLY, disregard
this notice. THANK YOU!
SEND FOR OUR FREE CATALOG
It contains complete track listings for all the Rhino
CD's and tapes we sell.
DO YOU HAVE FUNNY SONGS IN YOUR HEAD?
Dr. Demento is eager to listen to original songs or parodies
for possible use on the show.
Send your songs on cassette, CD, DAT, reel-to-reel or vinyl to
DR. DEMENTO, PO BOX 884, CULVER CITY, CA 90232
Please allow several weeks --
Dr. Demento listens to all items personally.
(Please do not send song lyrics alone -- the Doctor can only
use material in recorded form).
WHEN ORDERING FROM THE DEMENTO
SOCIETY...PLEASE ALLOW 6 TO 8 WEEKS FOR
THE PROCESSING AND SHIPPING OF YOUR ORDER.
We welcome suggestions for future issues of the
DEMENTO SOCIETY NEWS!
WE'LL PRINT YOUR NAME HERE
OR MOST ANYTHING YOU LIKE! The DEMENTO SOCIETY
NEWS is now accepting advertising. Just $18 per column inch
(this box is one column inch) or $30 for a two-inch ad. Camera-
ready copy or artwork required. Write Sue Hansen, Demento
Society News, PO Box 884, Culver City, CA 90232.
DR. DEMENTO'S BASEMENT TAPES
Nos. 1 & 2 are still available on CD to members
of the Demento Society. If you joined recently, or if
you now have a CD player that you didn't have when
you joined, don't miss this chance to complete your
collection! Supplies are limited. You must be a
member of the Society to purchase these CD's. Price
is $9.98 each plus shipping charge. Use our handy
BASEMENT TAPES NO. 1
1 - IT'S ALIVE - Bobby (Boris) Pickett
2 - ORAL HYGEINE - Mr. Elk & Mr. Seal
3 - THE SMALLEST THING KNOWN TO MAN - Lorne Elliott
4 - THE BABY ZONE - Glenn Super
5 - MOOSE IN MY HOUSE - Scott Laningham
6 - IN 1492 COLUMBUS SAILED THE OCEAN BLUES - Tim Cavanagh
7 - BOOGER ON MY BEER MUG - Sneaky Pete
8 - HANGOVER - Krypton
9 - SHE GRABBED MY COCONUTS - Barry & the Bookbinders
10 - TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME - Palm Springs Yacht Club
11 - MY DOG ATE NOLAN RYAN - Scary Gary Alan
12 - BALLAD OF WOODY & MIA - Loose Bruce Kerr
13 - I LOVE YOU - Jim Fontano
14 - BABY I'M DEAD - Mike Toomey
15 - MUTANT COWS - The Dyzmals
16 - LATE BLOOMER - Lauren Mayer
17 - THEY DON'T WEAR PANTS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF FRANCE -
18 - SUSHI BABY - Bianca Bob & Flystrip
19 - ROAD KILL - Milo Tremley
20 - MRS. FLETCHER (Help Me, I've Fallen) -- Slant 6 & the Jumpstarts
21 - RUDY RUDY - Harry Jeremy
22 - FREEZE DRIED FIDO - Joe Keefe
23 - WHITE SPOTS - Jesse Goldberg
24 - THE YUM YUM TREE - Tom Dark
25 - A TERRORIST CHRISTMAS - James & Kling
26 - I WANT A PART TIME GIRL FOR CHRISTMAS - Howie Nave
BASEMENT TAPES NO. 2
1. WHEN I WAS A DINOSAUR - Trout Fishing In America
2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY - "Weird Al" Yankovic
3. HIGH SCHOOL GYM - Barnes & Barnes with SuLu
4. ESKIMO - Corky and the Juice Pigs
5. I WANNA FRIED PIE - Dick Price
6. DOG WITH PLASTIC STOMACH - The Yuh-uh-uh-uhs
7. GIANT SPIDERS - Joe & Sharon Keefe
8. WE EAT KITTY CATS - The Defectives
9. STRIP NAKED YOU SWEET MAGGOT - The Rudy Schwartz Project
10. B.A.R.F. CONSTRUCTION - Doo-doo Wah
11. DISCO TOILET - Hersh & Chipkin
12. BAD HAIRCUT - Wally Pleasant
13. A TRIP TO JURASSIC PARK - Whimsical Will
14. I GOT A CODE IN MY DOSE - Rosetta Duncan
15. DWARF TOSSIN' - Bouquet of Veal
16. 18 WHEELS LATER - Barry & the Bookbinders
17. P. C. (Politically Correct) - John Kunich
18. CRAZY - Ace T. & the Hindenburg Ground Crew
19. THE RAG RAG - Boogerman
20. BEER GUT - Da Yoopers
21. GET DRUNK WITH DIGNITY - Tim Cavanagh
22. THORAZINE SHUFFLE - Modern Entertainment
23. AN AXL CHRISTMAS - Sponge Awareness Foundation
24. LET'S ALL GET DEMENTED - Ivor Biggun
25. AINT WE CRAZY - Haywire Mac
We still have a few No. 2 cassettes - $9.98.
DR. DEMENTO BOX SET
We still have a very few copies of the boxed set of six
vinyl LP's, DR. DEMENTO PRESENTS THE
GREATEST NOVELTY RECORDS OF ALL TIME,
originally released by Rhino in 1985.
Each set is INDIVIDUALLY AUTOGRAPHED AND
NUMBERED BY DR. DEMENTO, and contains a big
12x12 booklet with almost 100 photos and Dr. D's
notes about all the songs and artists.
Act now - when they're gone, they're gone!
Price is $49.98, plus shipping.
WORSE THAN SLIME
We've sold hundreds of these out-of-print CD's, but
we'll be running out very soon. This is your last
chance to own such nuggets as "2 Hot 4 U Part 2" by
Barry and the Bookbinders, "Teenage Romance" by
Stuart Paul, "Anchovy Pizza" by The Downloaders,
"Touch Yourself" by Barnes & Barnes, "I Wish I Was a
Comic Book" by Wild Man Fischer, "Dr. D" by The
Utensils and the Doctor's own "Astrology Rap." Only
$9.98 plus shipping.
THE SPIKE JONES ANTHOLOGY
"Musical Depreciation Revue"
The Doctor himself personally compiled and wrote
notes for this 2-CD treasure chest of Spike Jones' 40
greatest recordings. 2 CD's - $27.98. 32-track double
cassette package - $17.98. Add shipping charges.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH / APRIL SHOWERS /
BARNEY GOOGLE / BLACK BOTTOM / BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA / CHLOE /
CLINK CLINK, ANOTHER DRINK / COCKTAILS FOR TWO / DANCE OF THE
HOURS / DER FUEHRER'S FACE / THE GLOW-WORM / HAWAIIAN WAR
CHANT / HOTCHA CORNIA / I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE / I ONLY HAVE
EYES FOR YOU / I WENT TO YOUR WEDDING / JONES POLKA / THE LATE
LATE LATE MOVIES, PART II / LEAVE THE DISHES IN THE SINK, MA /
LIEBESTRAUM / LOVE IN BLOOM / THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE / MY
OLD FLAME / NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART / PAL-YAT-CHEE / RHAPSODY
FROM HUNGER(Y) / THE SHIEK OF ARABY / THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC /
WILD BILL HICCUP / WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE / YA WANNA BUY A BUNNY
/ YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE / Following on CD only: BLACK &
BLUE DANUBE WALTZ / HAPPY NEW YEAR / HOLIDAY FOR STRINGS / ILL
BARKIO / LAURA / MORPHEUS / SECRET LOVE / YES! WE HAVE NO
DEMENTO SOCIETY NEWS BACK ISSUES
We have the following issues in stock at press time:
Vol. 2 #2 (Monty Python, "Life with Dr. Demento" by "Mrs.
Vol. 3 #1 ("Collecting Cassettes," 1989 new releases)
Vol. 3 #2 (Moving Day in Dementia, 1990 new releases)
Vol. 4 #1 (Dr D's 20th Anniversary Tour)
#101 (1991-92 new releases)
#102 (Who's Whimsical Will, 1993 new releases)
#103 (Frank Zappa 1940-1993, late 1993 releases)
#104 (1994 new releases, Words from Whimsical Will)
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Here's what's on the new Rhino CD's and tapes:
DR. DEMENTO's 25th ANNIVERSARY
CD and Cassette:
SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA - "Weird Al" Yankovic
HEARTBREAK HOTEL - Stan Freberg
THE CURLY SHUFFLE - Jump 'n the Saddle
FAST FOOD - Stevens & Grdnic
CAR PHONE - Sheeler & Sheeler
HIGHLY ILLOGICAL - Leonard Nimoy
ONE MORE MINUTE - "Weird Al" Yankovic
NO, I DON'T WANNA DO DAT - The Happy Schnapps Combo
DANCE OF THE HOURS - Spike Jones
MY DEAD DOG ROVER - Hank, Stu, Dave & Hank
THERE'S A NEW SOUND - Tony Burrello
SHAVING CREAM - Benny Bell w/ Paul Wynn
PARTICLE MAN - They Might Be Giants
SENSITIVE NEW AGE GUYS - Christine Lavin
THE HUNTING SONG - Tom Lehrer
I GOTTA GET A FAKE I.D. - Barnes & Barnes with friends
PETER THE METER READER - Meri Wilson
'CAUSE I'M A BLONDE - Julie Brown
LEADER OF THE LAUNDROMAT - The Detergents
MR. CUSTER - Larry Verne
SECOND WEEK OF DEER CAMP - Da Yoopers
STARDREK - Bobby Pickett & Peter Ferrara
THREE LITTLE PIGS - Green Jelly
MOOSE TURD PIE - Utah Phillips
Bonus Tracks (CD Only):
RUBBER BISCUIT - The Chips
THE MARTIAN BOOGIE - Brownsville Station
WHEN I WAS A DINOSAUR - Trout Fishing In America
THE OLD PHILOSOPHER - Eddie Lawrence
HAPPY BOY - The Beat Farmers
TIP-TOE THRU' THE TULIPS WITH ME - Tiny Tim
ACHY BREAKY SONG - "Weird Al" Yankovic
IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER - Clean Living
EVERYBODY LIKES MY FANNY - Benny Bell
ENTERING MARION - John Forster
SONG OF THE SEWER - Art Carney
TIMOTHY - The Buoys
DR. DEMENTO'S COUNTRY CORN
CD and Cassette:
I'M A NUT - Leroy Pullins
MISSISSIPPI SQUIRREL REVIVAL - Ray Stevens
ACHY BREAKY SONG - "Weird Al" Yankovic
ODE TO THE LITTLE BROWN SHACK OUT BACK - Billy Edd
l'M MY OWN GRANDPAW - Homer & Jethro
WHEN YOU'RE HOT, YOU'RE HOT - Jerry Reed
COLORADO COOL-AID - Johnny Paycheck
MAY THE BIRD OF PARADISE FLY UP YOUR NOSE - "Little"
I LIKE BEER - Tom T. Hall
WILDWOOD WEED - Jim Stafford
ELVIS WAS A NARC - Pinkard & Bowden
THE STREAK - Ray Stevens
Bonus Tracks (CD Only):
YOU CAN'T ROLLER SKATE IN A BUFFALO HERD - Roger Miller
VIRGIL AND THE $300.00 VACATION - Cledus Maggard
SATURDAY MORNING CONFUSION - Bobby Russell
THE CREDIT CARD SONG - Dick Feller
MY JEANS ARE TOO TIGHT - Gerry House
ANOTHER PUFF - Jerry Reed
HOLIDAYS IN DEMENTIA
CD and Cassette:
THE TWELVE PAINS OF CHRISTMAS - Bob Rivers Comedy Corp
IT'S SO CHIC TO BE PREGNANT AT CHRISTMAS - Nancy White
GRIDLOCK CHRISTMAS - The Hollytones
SANTA CLAUS IS WATCHING YOU - Ray Stevens
RUSTY CHEVROLET - Da Yoopers
CHRISTMAS IS COMING TWICE THIS YEAR - The Hollytones
CHRISTMAS WRAPPING - The Waitresses
HANUKKAH ROCKS - Gefilte Joe & the Fish
HANUKKAH HOMEBOY - Doc Mo Shé
HAPPY NEW YEAR - Spike Jones
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS - Scary Gary Alan
Bonus Tracks (CD Only):
SANTA'S LAMENT - Father Guido Sarducci
IT'S CHRISTMAS AND I WONDER WHERE I AM - The Bob & Tom
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN - Joseph Spence
A TERRORIST CHRISTMAS - James & Kling
STOP THE CAVALRY - Jona Lewie
THE PRETTY LITTLE DOLLY - Mona Abboud
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