- An MVD Exclusive
- Format: LP
- SKU: DPMS004
- UPC: 859433007106
- Street Date: 10/21/22
- PreBook Date: 09/16/22
- Label: Demented Punk »
- Genre: Alternative/Punk
- Run Time: 18:14 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 2019
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 20
- Territory: WORLD
'Weird Al' Yankovic & Osaka Popstar - Beat On The Brat (Maxi Single) (Red & Black - Half & Half)
12-inch split maxi-single features Weird Al Yankovic & NYC's Osaka Popstar paying homage to the founding fathers of punk rock The Ramones!
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This special 12-inch split maxi-single, pressed on Limited Edition RED & BLACK HALF & HALF COLOR VINYL, features GRAMMY award winner "Weird Al" Yankovic teamed with NYC's Osaka Popstar paying homage to the founding fathers of punk rock, The Ramones! Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a blistering, accordion-tinged cover," "Beat on the Brat" features "Weird Al" on lead vocals and accordion, backed by Osaka Popstar, (John Cafiero on backing vocals, Dean Rispler on guitar, Sal Maida (Sparks) on bass, and Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) on drums).
Originally appearing on the #1 charting punk-comedy crossover album "Dr. Demento Covered in Punk," the aforementioned studio version, (Produced by longtime Misfits and Ramones collaborator John Cafiero), is accompanied by two exclusive, previously unavailable LIVE bonus tracks ("Beat on the Brat" and "I Wanna Be Sedated") performed by "Weird Al" and his band on the "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour".
The flip side features an all-new studio version of the title track by Osaka Popstar (a bonus cut from the newly expanded adn remastered edition of the critically acclaimed debut album "Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk"), plus 3 additional Ramones covers by Osaka Popstar recorded LIVE in concert--with special guest appearances by members of the Misfits, Ramones & Black Flag--never before released on vinyl!
- Includes exclusive bonus tracks plus MP3 Download Card
- The feature film 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story' Starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as 'Weird Al' and Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Dr. Demento will be released November 4th, 2022.
- Dr. Demento Covered in Punk charted at #1 for two consecutive weeks and held various positions in the top 10 on the Billboard comedy chart over the course of six months. It simultaneously charted as the #18 new alternative music album, #20 on Billboard's
- On Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 a 'Weird Al' Yankovic / Osaka Popstar split vinyl 12' was released, quickly sold out and was cited by iHeart Radio Music News, the Aquarian and several other outlets as one of the Top 5 and Top 10 RSD BF releases.
- For fans of The Ramones, The Misfits, Black Flag, The Voidoids, John Cafiero, Garbage Pail Kids, Dr. Demento Ramones, Dr. Demento, punk rock & punk-pop.
I selected 'Beat on the Brat' by the Ramones, because I truly believe it's the most upbeat, danceable song about child abuse ever written.
—'Weird Al' Yankovic
A blistering, accordion-tinged cover
A worthy punk tribute to the original
Really, really good