Last week, Dr. Demento hung up his studio headphones after about 40 years of putting the "alter" in "alternative radio." For those of us of a certain age, the Doctor's weekly radio program was the sonic counterpart to those well-thumbed copies of MAD Magazine.
As a tribute, my pal Keith, who hosts "Strictly the Sixties" every Thursday on WCCR LP FM counted down his top ten favorite novelty records of the Sixties.
This weighed in at Number 10:
In case you're wondering (and you know you were), at the Number 1 spot on his list was the record that Grandmaster Keith calls "The 'Citizen Kane' of Novelty Records."
Salon.com published a nice tribute to the Doctor last week, also tracing the history of the novelty record, from Spike Mulligan to (for better or worse) SNL Digital Video Shorts.
Update: Here's Keith's comments, together with the full top-10 playlist.