With the release of the new TMNT movie in theatres this weekend, it's conjured up some fond memories from my childhood... and a few not-so-fond memories too. I thought I had completely purged the god awful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Coming Out Of Their Shells" tour from my mind, but this week I stumbled across the entire album (yes they recorded an album) on the internet. If you're not familiar with it, basically after the third feature film the marketing machine went into overdrive, and they put musical instruments in the hands of 4 guys wearing the Turtles costumes and turned the whole thing into a radical rock show extravaganza. I had seen clips of the live show but never heard the studio recordings of the songs... let me just tell you it's every bit as ridiculous as you would expect. Definitely a dubious moment in TMNT history, but still pretty damn hilarious. Hopefully the new CG turtles will do a similar tour in a few years... maybe they can open for Billy Talent or A New Found Glory.
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