This week, the mighty LOUIE spotlight is pointed at William Shatner‘s inspired rendition of The Cramps‘ “Garbage Man.”
Or as Captain Kirk might say, this rendition may …“Boldly Go Where No Garbage Man Has Gone Before…”
This recording is from the upcoming “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk” compilation being released by Demented Punk Records on January 12th, 2018. The new collection will be available digitally and as a two-CD or three-LP vinyl set. John Cafiero, the frontman of Osaka Popstar, is responsible for producing this collection, collaborating with Barret Hansen, aka Dr. Demento, who also wrote an afterward to follow Cafiero’s foreward. This collection will feature some contributions from the B-52s, Los Straitjackets, Shonen Knife, Joan Jett, James Kochalka Superstar, Nobunny, the Meatmen, Osaka Popstar, the Vandals, Philly Boy Roy, Elvira, the Misfits and the late Adam West.
The Cramps’ “Garbage Man,” is of course a LOUIE mutant, and/ or LOUIE relative, borrowing some elements from Richard Berry‘s most famous composition.
A shame we have to wait until January to get this.
This would have been a great Christmas present….
Check out the full song list at:
Rolling Stone – Joan Jett, ‘Weird Al,’ William Shatner Tapped for Dr. Demento Box Set