Remember When The Ninja Turtles Became A Touring Rock Band?
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014

  • Posted by: Matt Howard

Michael Bay shell-shocked masses of man-boys today after revealing his explosive remake of the iconic 80s comic-turned-cartoon-turned-toy-turned-movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If you want to see that trailer, go right ahead, traitor. But while we all angrily tweet about Michael Bay's insistence to knock down big buildings in slow motion, and play "told ya so" about his bastardization of our favorite foursome, let's all remember that the marketing foot clan has pummeled our heroes countless times in the past. The same year that we were first introduced to Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo in live-action form, the Turtles did the unthinkable — they started their own rock n' roll group. On August 17, 1990, in partnership with PizzaHut (it's delicious), a group of costumed turtles performed a preposterous, 10-track album entitled Coming Out Of Our Shells live on Pay-Per-View and followed it by a failed world tour. Don't believe us?
The band featured Donatello on keys, Leonardo on bass guitar, Michaelangelo on guitar/lead vocals & Raphael on drums/percussion/tenor saxophone/vocals. Guest vocalist include Master Splinter, April O'Neil, and The Shredder. Coming Out Of Our Shells Tracklisting: 1. "Coming Out of Our Shells!" performed by Raphael 2. "Sing About It" performed by Raphael 3. "Tubin'" performed by Michaelangelo 4. "Skipping Stones" performed by Master Splinter 5. "Pizza Power" performed by all four turtles 6. "Walk Straight" performed by Raphael 7. "No Treaties" performed by Raphael 8. "Cowabunga" performed by Michaelangelo 9. "April's Ballad" performed by April O'Neil 10. "Count On Us" performed by all four turtles Here's a look at the opening of one of their totally righteous rock n' roll concerts...
They even appeared on Regis and Kathie Lee!
And fellas, at least Michael Bay cast Megan Fox as April O'Neil...
It pains me to admit that I begged and pleaded with my parents to see this show. Back then, I thought this shit would be my Woodstock. The early 90s were weird, man.
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