Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection

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Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 1991
Genre Comedy rock, Novelty songs
Length 1:55:00
Label Rhino Records
Producer Various
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection is a release by radio disc jockey Dr. Demento to celebrate 20 years since the beginning of his radio career and novelty song show. It covers many of the novelty and comedy songs from the 1950s to the 1980s, such as Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight) by Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group, to the then recent release of Eat It by "Weird Al" Yankovic, whose popularity was boosted by Demento.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

# Title Performer(s) Time Writer(s) Year released
1 "Delicious" Backus, Jim & Friend 3:09 Buddy Kaye 1958
2 "The Scotsman" Bryan Bowers 2:27 Mike Cross 1980
3 "Junk Food Junkie" Larry Groce 3:05 Larry Groce 1976
4 "Eat It" "Weird Al" Yankovic 3:20 Alfred Yankovic 1984
5 "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)" Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group 2:30 Marty Bloom/Ernest Breur/Billy Rose 1958
6 "Wet Dream" Kip Addotta 5:08 Biff Manard/Kip Addotta 1984
7 "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" Allan Sherman 2:49 Allan Sherman/Lou Busch 1963
8 "Wappin'" Darrell Hammond & Christopher Snell 3:02 Christopher Snell 1989
9 "The Purple People Eater" Sheb Wooley 2:15 Sheb Wooley 1958
10 "Monster Mash" Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt Kickers 3:13 Bobby Pickett/Leonard L. Capizzi 1962
11 "Cocktails for Two" Spike Jones and his City Slickers 2:58 Arthur Johnston/Sam Coslow 1944
12 "Transfusion" Nervous Norvus 2:27 Jimmy Drake 1956
13 "Beep Beep" The Playmates 2:47 Carl Cicchetti/Donald Claps 1958
14 "St. George and the Dragonet" Stan Freberg 3:26 Daws Butler/Stan Freberg/Walter Schumann 1953
15 "Witch Doctor" David Seville 2:21 Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. 1958
16 "Gitarzan" Ray Stevens 3:15 Bill Everette/Ray Stevens 1969
17 "Earache My Eye" Cheech & Chong feat. Alice Bowie 5:22 Cheech Marin/Gaye Delorme/Thomas Chong 1974
18 "Dead Puppies" Ogden Edsl 2:12 Bill Frenzer/Rich Thieman 1977

Disc two[edit]

# Title Performer(s) Time Writer(s) Year released
1 "Dancin' Fool" Frank Zappa 3:36 Frank Zappa 1979
2 "Star Trekkin'" The Firm 3:47 Grahame Lister/John O'Connor 1987
3 "The Time Warp" The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast 3:19 Richard O'Brien 1975
4 "The Masochism Tango" Tom Lehrer 2:56 Tom Lehrer 1959
5 "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun" Julie Brown 4:41 Julie Brown/Charles Coffey/Ray Colcord/Terrence McNally 1984
6 "The Ballad of Irving" Frank Gallop/Phil Leeds 3:27 John Aylesworth/Frank Peppiatt/Dick Williams 1966
7 "The Battle of Kookamonga" Homer & Jethro 2:39 Jimmie Driftwood/J. J. Reynolds 1960
8 "King Tut" Steve Martin 2:39 Steve Martin 1978
9 "Der Fuehrer's Face" Spike Jones and His City Slickers 2:12 Oliver Wallace 1942
10 "Fish Heads" Barnes and Barnes 2:26 Artie Barnes 1980
11 "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" Tom Lehrer 2:09 Tom Lehrer 1959
12 "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" Shel Silverstein 2:47 Shel Silverstein 1969
13 "The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati" Rose & The Arrangement 2:11 Drill 1974
14 "Surfin' Bird" The Trashmen 2:24 Al Frazier/Robert Harris/Carl White/Turner Wilson 1963
15 "Pencil Neck Geek" Freddie Blassie 3:29 Pete Cicero/Martin Margulies 1975
16 "Ti Kwan Leep/Boot to the Head" The Frantics 6:08 The Frantics 1987
17 "Existential Blues" Tom "T-Bone" Stankus 6:14 Tom "T-Bone" Stankus 1979
18 "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" Napoleon XIV 2:10 N. Bonaparte (Jerry Samuels) 1966

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