The Greatest Cartoon Rockers Of All Time
Sammy Hagar made news last year when he appeared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons", forming a cover band with Homer after his beloved Moe's Tavern was closed.
Which inspired me to come up with my own cartoon fantasy band, consisting of the greatest musicians in cartoon television history (KISS doesn't count).
Animal on Drums - The cornerstone of any great band is a great rhythm section and Animal from "The Muppets" ranks as the premiere animated beat keeper in television history. He's been a member of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem for decades and also had a brief stint playing with the band Weezer.
Mushmouth from Fat Albert on Bass - With all due respect to Fat Albert the rest of the Cosby Kids, Mushmouth's infectious bass lines are the glue that held the Junkyard Band together. Like many other bass players, Mushmouth isn't the most articulate or charismatic member of his group, but his rhythms are funky.
Homer Simpson on Guitar / Backup Vocals - Not only is Homer is an accomplished guitarist who has shared the stage with many of rock's greatest legends, he's also an underrated singer. In the early 90's, Homer founded a band named "Sadgasm" that would later help pave the way for the Grunge scene. At the height of their fame, "Sadgasm" even headlined the renowned Lollapalooza festival
Simon Seville from Alvin and the Chipmunks on Keyboards / Backup Vocals - Often lost in the enormous shadow cast by his brother Alvin, Simon Seville is a virtuoso musician who plays a variety of instruments ranging from keyboards, guitar, saxophone, bagpipes and tuba. He's also a skilled backup singer and has experience dealing with big egos. His versatility would be a huge asset to any band.
Timmy Burch from South Park on Lead Vocals - Every great band needs an iconic frontman who can energize the audience. No cartoon singer has ever been more charismatic than Timmy, the small town 4th grader who heroically overcame physical and mental handicaps to form his own band, The Lords of the Underworld. In spite of vocal criticism from other musicians such as Phil Collins, Timmy's searing growls were able to propel his band to a headlining slot at the prestigious Lalapalalalpaza festival