Punky Brüster – Cooked on Phonics

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Punky Brüster – Cooked on Phonics
Studio album by Devin Townsend
Released March 19, 1996 (1996-03-19)
Genre Heavy metal, punk rock, parody
Length 58:36
Label Hevy Devy
Producer Devin Townsend
Devin Townsend chronology
Punky Brüster – Cooked on Phonics
(1996)
Ocean Machine: Biomech
(1997)

Punky Brüster – Cooked on Phonics (a pun of the literacy program Hooked on Phonics) is the debut studio album by Canadian musician Devin Townsend, originally released as Cooked on Phonics under the fictional band name Punky Brüster. It was released on Townsend's label, HevyDevy Records, on March 19, 1996. It is a metal/punk rock parody concept album written by Townsend. Cooked on Phonics tells the story of a fictitious death metal band from south-central Poland called Cryptic Coroner that sells out their metal look and sound to become a commercial punk rock band called Punky Brüster (the band's name is a pun on the 80's U.S. television series Punky Brewster).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Devin Townsend

No. Title Length
1. "Recipe for Bait"   7:26
2. "Fake Punk"   2:21
3. "EZ$$"   4:13
4. "Metal Dilemma"   3:32
5. "Oats Peas Beans & Barley"   1:49
6. "Wallet Chain"   3:25
7. "Heinous Anus"   1:43
8. "Heavy Metal Mama"   4:47
9. "Crusty's at the Ivanhoe"   6:23
10. "Picture of Myself"   6:43
11. "The Girls Next Door"   4:28
12. "Larry's O"   6:06
13. "Metal Heads Are Punk Rockers" (Bonus track) 3:06
Total length:
58:36

Personnel[edit]

Each member of the project is credited under two aliases, the first as a Punky Brüster member, and the second as a Cryptic Coroner member.

  • Devin Townsend:
    • Dr. Skinny – main vocals, guitar
    • Lord Stenchlor – Brutal sword of Baphomet's greasy spoon
  • John Randahl Harder:
    • Squid Vicious – bass, vocals
    • Jokor, King of the Orcs – Battering old containers of poop strewn from the bowels of pure nasty Hell
  • Adrian White:
    • Dances with Chickens – drums, hysteria
    • Underwator – Rotting corpse sucker from the world beyond the one before the last one

Additional vocalists and musicians[edit]

  • Chris Valagao (E. Val Mescal) – vocals on "Oats Peas Beans & Barley"; total uncleanliness
  • Jed Simon (Ace Longback) – background vocals, skulking, hot pants rocker baby
  • Byron Stroud (Stoolie B. Flames) – vocals; textures; club owners; moocher of gear
  • Bob Wagner (Velvet Kevorkian) – who did nothing, but has a honkin' name
  • Chief Dontsmoken – bad hair; foreign guy; sleepless anarchy
  • Pete of Shit – old gay punk dude; baby onions; chauffeur to the stars
  • Surrey Wagner – drums when DWC was out conquering Gauls in Norway
  • Diananator – groupie extrordinaire

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