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Space Ghost's Musical Bar-B-Que: 25 Hickory-Smoked Harmonies

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Fans of the Cartoon Network's brilliantly absurd Space Ghost Coast to Coast and its sister series Cartoon Planet will worship at the altar of Space Ghost's Musical Bar-B-Que, a collection of 25 oddball musical performances fleshed out by bits of dialogue and the occasional "nugget of joy" from the show's sidekick, the evil mantis Zorak. Opening with the should-have-been grunge classic "Smells Like Cartoon Planet," the set is a smorgasbord of musical pranks, mocking folk ("Put Your Sox on Mama"), lounge schmaltz ("Everybody Wants to Be Space Ghost"), hip-hop ("Don't Touch Me") and Elvis ("I Love Everybody"); like the best cartoon music -- Carl Stalling, for example, or Alf Clausen's work on The Simpsons -- the songs work even when removed from their animated images, and are sufficiently twisted to appeal to adults as well as children.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:41
2 0:38
3 0:20
4 1:17
5 0:22
6 1:29
7 0:54
8 0:51
9 1:11
10 0:46
11 1:06
12 0:35
13 1:36
14 0:33
15 1:16
16 2:05
17 0:40
18 1:42
19 1:13
20 0:27
21 1:14
22 1:11
23 0:32
24 0:50
25 1:37
26 0:33
27 1:51
28 1:00
29 1:00
30 0:31
31 2:01
32 0:16
33 2:40
34 0:47
35 1:11
36 1:17
37 1:28
38 0:45
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