Monday, October 4, 2010

Tuesday Treasures: Toon Tunes

When I was a kid, Saturday mornings were magic.

Not only was there no school, not only were there mass quantities of sugary cereal, there were those wonderful, wonderful cartoons.

The freedoms and joys of Saturday morning will be covered in another post, but today I'm going to share an album that takes me back to those long-ago animation-fests.

Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits:

Released in 1995, Saturday Morning is a collection of various artists recording covers of their favorite childhood cartoon theme songs.

Some you will recognize, others you've never heard of, but all are good.

This music is just plain fun.

I've owned this CD for fifteen years, and still listen to it regularly.

Here's just a sample:

Spider-Man, by The Ramones (yes, The Ramones):

Popeye, by Face To Face (I'd never heard of them, either, but this is one of my favorites on this CD):

Fat Albert, by Dig:

And The Banana Splits, by Liz Phair and Material Issue:

It's hard to pick songs to show you here, because every song on the album is fun.

I enjoy this album as much now as when I bought it years ago; not only does it bring my childhood to mind, it's just good music in its own right.

I can't listen to this music without feeling good, and my kids love to listen to it, too; Blake often asks for the "Nana Spits" song.

If you're a child of the 70's and/or 80's, like me, you'll enjoy this record (that's what we used to call 'em in the 70's, kids). If you're a bit younger, I think you'll still enjoy the music and overall sense of fun in every song.

Go ahead. Listen to some cartoons.
Thanks for reading my ranting,



  1. Oh boy do I miss all those great cartoons! Memories. Sweet, sweet memories.

  2. We have the Boomerang channel through our cable provider which means we get the best of the best...Flinstones, Jetsons, Hong Kong Phooey, Smurfs, and just about anything else you could think of all day and all night long.

    Cool Post,
    Christi Corbett