In 1983, a rock band called Gary Sohmer's Windjammer delved into the dark arts to summon forth ancient dread powers that had been slumbering for 65 million years. They used them not to destroy civilization, but to create a singularly monstrous work of rock and roll.
More recently, Sohmers has served as the pop culture specialist on Antiques Roadshow. You can watch one of his stand up routines. It's not very funny.