Meep Morp's "Under the Smogberry Trees" is an engaging history of "The Dr. Demento Show, covering the lasting impact of funny music on pop culture, and including interviews with celebrities and funny musicians connected to and/or inspired by the show over its four decades and counting. It also serves as the definitive profile of musicologist Barret Hansen, his musical roots and his mission, in his own words, following Hansen from his Minneapolis childhood, through his Master's degree in Folk Music Studies, and on to donning the top hat of Dr. Demento in 1970 and carrying it into both the Comedy Music and Radio Halls of Fame! Packed with brand new interviews, insane archival footage, original animation and hilarious recreations, let's celebrate the music we all grew up with as we finally get to know the man beneath the top hat who has served it to us on a black platter every weekend in "UNDER THE SMOGBERRY TREES!"
The True Story of Dr. Demento and Mr. Hansen
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"Under the Smogberry Trees" had a Kickstarter campaign that successfully ran from April 3 - May 4 of 2013. The campaign had 1,764 backers. See more