Saturday, 6 November 2010

Nickelodeon's taste in garage-surf-punk-stuff

Nickelodeon has turned out some great shows over the years; Doug, Rocko's Modern Life, Spongebob Squarepants, Rugrats and so on... but it turns out some of the bods at head office also have some sweet taste in music. Ever get a feeling you couldn't quite put your finger on when the opening to Rocko's Modern Life came on? That's cause it's The B-52s Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson laying down the vocals. Awesome!

The B-52s are clearly not shy of the cartoon world, lest we forget this:

And if you think that's bad then wise up and listen to this...

Yeah the BC-52s don't look so bad now do they?

But there's also another garage-surf gem lurking in the Nicktoon archive. The much missed Lux Interior, front man of The Cramps, one of the darkest and dirtiest bands out there, provided vocals for a song on Spongebob Square pants, one of the sunniest & funnest programs to come out of Nick-Studios. See and hear for yourself:

NICE! They must be blasting out some good tunes on the office stereo at Nick HQ. Good work people! Who would have thought, let's get this guy on our family friendly cartoon?

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