Artist Suggestions for a New Saturday Morning Tribute CD

One of the few CDs I still listen to in this amazing digital age is Saturday Morning: Cartoon's Greatest Hits. The album, which is still not available on iTunes, was a tribute to all the best cartoon theme songs of the '60s and '70s. Things like Scooby Doo and Sigmund and the Sea Monster, but with bands like Helmet covering them.

It's highly worth the buy if you managed to track down a physical copy. My favorite is Sponge's rendition of "Go Speed Racer Go," and I still think it was a sin to use some ridiculous techno track for the credits of the Wachowski film adaptation rather than Vinne and Co.'s clearly superior version. You also get the classic Ramones performance of "Spider-Man," as well as an amazing Sublime interpretation of "Hong Kong Phooey."

Being a child of the '80s and '90s, I thought about submitting a wish list of my own childhood entertainment being interpreted by modern pop and rock artists. However, I'm just too worried that Michael Bay will find it and try to poop on it. Instead, I wanted to explore the current crop of children's shows and offer some suggestions in case producer Ralph Sall is thinking about a sequel.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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