I’m pretty sure we were all clueless to the fact that we were watching reruns from the 1970’s, even though the clothes and music should’ve given it away! Almost every episode showcased the Junkyard Gang’s musical abilities via trash cans, brooms, bicycle tires, and discarded furniture and they could jam! I don’t think our teachers truly appreciated our creative pursuits when they found us hanging out in the dumpster area attempting to put together a Fat Albert tribute band. To this day I can still do a pretty good Mushmouth though.
In 1995 a cool CD called Saturday Morning Cartoon’s Greatest Hits came out. Its basically 19 tracks of alternative bands covering TV theme songs and there’s not a stinker in the bunch. It’s really fun to listen to and I highly recommend it! Replacing rusty car parts with loud guitars, here’s Dig with their take on the “Fat Albert Theme”.