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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Go Cat Go!!, Jan 24, 2012.
Some great guitar playing here! Believe it or not.
That indeed is some great playing...
I don't think I've ever heard the whole song, thanks for posting!
I always loved that theme song. Thanks for posting. I've never heard all of it either.
I think that's Billy West who worked at WBCN before becoming the voice of Stimpy and is a fine player.
That's a fun song and good playing. On a related note I regularly marvel at the playing that is backing on a lot of cartoons. The players must be something else to hit those cues and change styles and rhythms with such fluency
'Don't whizz on the electric fence!'
Great playing there! Thanks for posting.
Don't forget the credits "Big House Blues"
wow, it's not often you see Ren & Stimpy threads on TGP. It was such a groundbreaking cartoon in it's time, I remember my wife and I used to watch it amazed that they were getting away with such adult themes in a "kids" show.
Great music too! My personal favorite is probably the Muddy Mudskipper show theme, great lyrics.
And don't forget, Frank Zappa made an appearance on the show. He was the voice of the pope in the Powdered Toast Man episode.
That's just awesome on so many levels. I'm sitting at my desk at work just bopping my head.
Jim Smith played the guitar on the show's theme. He's also one of the main artists on Ren and Stimpy. I've worked as an artist with Ren and Stimpy creator John K on a bunch of projects since I moved to LA a few years ago. John also plays guitar. A lot of cartoonists and animators are musicians as well.
You can see Jim's work here: http://jimsmithcartoons.blogspot.com/
Also see what John K is up to here: http://www.johnkstuff.blogspot.com/
I always thought it sounded like they borrowed Robert Cray's setup for that....
Ren and Stimpy wasn't really intended to be a kids show. John wanted it to be like the old Looney Tunes where it was for everybody. There was a lot of adult themes in those classic cartoons from the 40's and 50's.
Pretty much the whole show was made by cartoonists which was revolutionary at the time. If you couldn't draw, you couldn't write for the show. That's also how it was done back in the old times. Nickelodeon also fought John every step of the way even when the show became a hit. Eventually he was fired from his own show and a lot of the original artists quit after season 2.
Billy West does so many great voices... Fry and Bender from Futurama come to mind immediately. That's pretty cool that he can play so well too!
Ren & Stimpy was great until John K left. The whole show just went down a notch or two. Still a GREAT show, my favorite is 'Space Madness'
Yeah there were some good episodes after he left, but it wasn't the same.
Powdered Toast Man! Totally forgot about that guy till just now. Thank you ever so much!
Love the toonz 2.
What about the Kilted Yaksmen?
Um, ever heard of Hubert Sumlin? The whole thing is a Wolf cop!
Yes, "Space Madness"!! I was in a band that used that for a break tune!