Mark Ryden Enlists 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Katy Perry, and Others for Strange Art/Music Collaboration

Famed pop surrealist, Mark Ryden, recently teamed up with musicians to create a limited edition concept album titled, 'The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music.'

The album was released in conjunction with his "The Gay Nineties West" art exhibit at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, California, on May 3rd.

It features an array of talented musicians, including Katy Perry, Scarling, Nick Cave, Metallica's Kirk Hammet, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, and 'Weird Al' Yankovic, among others, each performing their own version of the 1892 song, "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)." All proceeds from the record will go toward "Little Kids Rock," a non-profit foundation that supports music education for children in disadvantaged schools.

Ryden recently uploaded music videos to go along with the tracks, each featuring Ryden's own artwork. As expected, the videos are incredibly weird.

It wouldn't be a Ryden creation without the appearance of creepy dolls, potato-headed Jesus, and singing fetuses. Check out some of the videos below, and you'll see what we mean.

Scarling's version:

Katy Perry:

Weird Al Yankovic:

Nick Cave:

You can watch the rest of "The Gay Nineties" videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/rydenart

Visit Ryden's website for a full list of the album's musicians and to peek at the artworks currently on display in LA: http://markryden.com/

You can learn more about the "Little Kids Rock" foundation here: http://www.littlekidsrock.org/