Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time gathers two discs' worth of highlights from the five-volume Dr. Demento Presents series, as well as some of the good doctor's other favorite novelty singles. Anyone familiar with Demento's show will instantly recognize the Firm's "Star Trekkin'," Barnes & Barnes' "Fish Heads," and Darrell Hammond's "Wappin'," while Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash" and Sheb Wooley's "Purple People Eater" are among the novelty classics that have become part of the mainstream pop culture canon. Weird Al Yankovic's "Eat It," Ray Stevens' "Gitarzan," Julie Brown's "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records of All Time gathers two discs' worth of highlights from the five-volume Dr. Demento Presents series, as well as some of the good doctor's other favorite novelty singles. Anyone familiar with Demento's show will instantly recognize the Firm's "Star Trekkin'," Barnes & Barnes' "Fish Heads," and Darrell Hammond's "Wappin'," while Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash" and Sheb Wooley's "Purple People Eater" are among the novelty classics that have become part of the mainstream pop culture canon. Weird Al Yankovic's "Eat It," Ray Stevens' "Gitarzan," Julie Brown's "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun," Steve Martin's "King Tut," and Allan Sherman's "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! A Letter From Camp" are some of the other highlights of this fun collection, which is arguably the only novelty rock album most people will ever need.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1991
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227074326
  • Catalog Number: 70743
  • Sales rank: 8,696

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Delicious (3:09)
  2. 2 The Scotsman (2:27)
  3. 3 Junk Food Junkie (3:05)
  4. 4 Eat It (3:20)
  5. 5 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On the Bedpost Overnight - Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group (2:30)
  6. 6 Wet Dream (5:08)
  7. 7 Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! (2:49)
  8. 8 Wappin' - Christopher Snell (3:02)
  9. 9 The Purple People Eater (2:15)
  10. 10 Monster Mash - Crypt-Kickers (3:13)
  11. 11 Cocktails for Two (2:58)
  12. 12 Transfusion (2:27)
  13. 13 Beep Beep - The Playmates (2:47)
  14. 14 St. George and the Dragonet (3:26)
  15. 15 Witch Doctor (2:21)
  16. 16 Gitarzan - Ray Stevens (3:15)
  17. 17 Earache My Eye - Featuring Alice Bowie - Alice Bowie (5:22)
  18. 18 Dead Puppies - Ogden Edsl (2:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dancin' Fool (3:36)
  2. 2 Star Trekkin' - The Firm (3:47)
  3. 3 The Time Warp (3:19)
  4. 4 Masochism Tango (2:56)
  5. 5 The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun - Julie Brown (4:41)
  6. 6 The Ballad of Irving (3:27)
  7. 7 The Battle of Kookamonga (2:39)
  8. 8 King Tut - Steve Martin & the Toot Uncommons (2:39)
  9. 9 Der Fuehrer's Face (2:12)
  10. 10 Fish Heads (2:26)
  11. 11 Poisoning Pigeons in the Park (2:09)
  12. 12 Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out (2:47)
  13. 13 The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati - Rose & The Arrangement (2:11)
  14. 14 Surfin' Bird (2:24)
  15. 15 Pencil Neck Geek - Fred Blassie (3:29)
  16. 16 Ti Kwan Leep/Boot to the Head (6:08)
  17. 17 Existential Blues - Tom "T-Bone" Stankus (6:14)
  18. 18 They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! (2:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dr. Demento Primary Artist
Jim Backus Track Performer
Barnes & Barnes Track Performer
Fred Blassie Track Performer
Julie Brown Track Performer
Cheech & Chong Track Performer
Stan Freberg Track Performer
Homer & Jethro Track Performer
Tom Lehrer Track Performer
Steve Martin Track Performer
Nervous Norvus Track Performer
Bobby "Boris" Pickett Track Performer
David Seville Track Performer
Allan Sherman Track Performer
Sheb Wooley Track Performer
Ray Stevens Track Performer
Bryan Bowers Track Performer
Shel Silverstein Track Performer
The Trashmen Track Performer
Spike Jones Track Performer
Lonnie Donegan Track Performer
The Playmates Track Performer
Larry Groce Track Performer
Kip Addotta Track Performer
The Frantics Track Performer
Frank Zappa Track Performer
Napoleon XIV Track Performer
"Weird Al" Yankovic Track Performer
Frank Gallop Track Performer
Spike Jones & His City Slickers Track Performer
Ogden Edsl Track Performer
Crypt Keepers Track Performer
Toot Uncommons Track Performer
Crypt-Kickers Track Performer
Darrell Hammond Track Performer
Christopher Snell Track Performer
Steve Clark Drums
Alice Bowie Track Performer
The Firm Track Performer
Technical Credits
Julie Brown Composer
Dr. Demento Liner Notes
Bob Cooper Composer
Ken Perry Remastering
The Frantics Composer
Charles Coffey Composer
Ray Colcord Composer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Terrence McNally Composer
Richard O'Brien Composer
Jerry Samuels Composer
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Turner Wilson Composer
John Earl Harris Composer
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  • Posted October 6, 2014

    I'm so glad I found this! Years ago I worked at a firm who had a

    I'm so glad I found this! Years ago I worked at a firm who had a very demanding client with a guaranteed 4 hour on site response when they had a problem. Every Friday afternoon shortly after 1:00 our office would celebrate if we hadn't heard from that client because that meant we could all go home on time. We celebrated by playing recordings from Dr. Demento's radio show!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Doctor Demento is sent by God!

    If you want something to aid in overcoming a bad situation, listen to a Doctor Demento CD! My one complaint is not being able to pick a single favorite song. They're all great! Fun for the entire family and soothing for long drives. Tell your freinds and neighbors! Begin your Demento collection today!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Makes me feel like a kid again

    I remember listening to this many years ago on the radio. I use to put the transistor radio under my pillow to listen so my mother would not hear the radio playing when it was to be bedtime. This is a great CD if you like to have fun songs to listen to and a little bit on the bad side of life. very enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY HAHAA

    HAHA this is the FUNNIEST CD I have EVER heard! I love this! Excuse me, I'm hyperventilating! :-D

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    Posted May 5, 2010

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