If you’re familiar with that band, but not Wurster, you’re in for a treat. Wurster is a walking encyclopedia of obscure music trivia and knowledge and he pairs it with impeccable comedic timing and an ability to improvise on the fly.
Wurster, who also plays drums with the Mountain Goats and Bob Mould, can be heard as a frequent call-in guest on Tom Scharpling’s weekly radio show, “The Best Show On WFMU.” Together they are the perfect comedy duo for obsessive music and comedy nerds. Wurster, who also does pitch-perfect impressions of Gene Simmons and Marky Ramone, booked one of the Dead Milkmen’s first shows and was name checked in their song, “Stuart,” about a kid who desperately wants a burrow owl for Christmas.
Here’s the Scharpling-directed video for Aimee Mann’s “Labrador,” in which Wurster and Jon Hamm appear.