A surf-rock band I recall running across in the mid-1990s, The Aquabats have been reborn as superheroes in these utterly insane adventures, drawing more influence from 70s-era Asian monster matinees à la Infra-Man than anything else.
each half-hour, our costumed quintet fights some rubber-suited creature
(Manant and the Floating Eye of Death among them), stumbles upon a
cartoon short (starring themselves, natch) and rocks out.
repeat. Wallowing playfully in absurdity, it has all the depth of an
Internet meme, yet all its viral infection.
Factorys two-disc set rounds up all 13 episodes of the inaugural
season, adding up to a cathode-ray experience so colorful and energetic,
kids wont appreciate it properly.
They just dont know how good they
have it; I wouldve sold off one of my younger sibs to see this show in
1979. Rod Lott