Showing posts with label coots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coots. Show all posts

Friday, October 10, 2014

"Coming Out of Their Shells" Album Available for Digital Download



Holy guacamole! Either the world has ended or I am dreaming. Whatever reality this may be, the "Coming Out of Their Shells" album is now available for digital download through iTunes or Amazon.com.

Yes, fellow Turtles fans, this is the infamous stage show soundtrack previously only available on cassette from Pizza Hut back in 1990.

Back then, that cassette could be had for less than $4. Now, for less than $10, you can get all 10 songs as high-quality MP3s. But hey, they extra $$ is totally worth the convenience of not having to fast forward through all that empty space at the end of "Pizza Power," or ever having to flip sides. Download it and add it to your phone and/or MP3 player today! Then turn up the volume and put it on repeat!

Track List:
  1. Out of Our Shells
  2. Sing About It
  3. Tubin'
  4. Skipping Stones
  5. Pizza Power
  6. Walk Straight
  7. No Treaties
  8. Cowabunga
  9. April Ballad
  10. Count on Us
Buy it Now!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Coming Out Of Their Shells - French



Once again humoring my love for the old TMNT Coming Out Of Their Shells Tour, with the help of my pal gobo I recently acquired a CD of the French-language version of the infamous TMNT concert tour. And because I'm a giving person, I'm also sharing it with you. Enjoy!

Download it here.





Track List:
  1. Les Tortues Sont Là (Coming Out Of Our Shells)
  2. Pizza Power
  3. Ricochets (Skipping Stones)
  4. Soi Toi-Même (Walk Straight)
  5. Ça Baigne (Tubin')
  6. Cowabuga
  7. Rap De Shredder (I Hate Music)
  8. Ballade d'April (April's Ballad)
  9. Pas De Trève (No Treaties)
  10. Laisse Parler Ton Coeur (Follow Your Heart)
  11. Bats-Toi (Count On Us)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Video Flashback: Gettin' Down in Your Town Tour



The second entry into the "Video Flashback" series is a personal favorite of mine. After the wildly-successful "Comin' Out of Their Shells" tour, the TMNT hit the road again in a smaller follow-up tour. This tour played in venues at amusement parks and only featured four songs, three of which were new (although the fourth song, "Sing About It," was never actually played in full in the COOTS tour). And all things considered, the songs are quite good! Laugh if you must, but I'll stand by that statement even if Shredder appears at my front door threatening to steal all of the world's music. And even more-so if he breaks into "I Hate Music."

But I digress. Here is the "Gettin' Down in Your Town Tour," in three parts. Enjoy!





Monday, August 4, 2008

TMNT Flashback: The Coming Out of Their Shells Tour



The TMNT have a rich 25 year history full of what seems to be an endless stream of interpretations. While many of these are fantastic, there are some not so fantastic bits. If you ask people about what the low lights of the past 25 years have been, there are three common answers: The third movie, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, and The Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (COOTS). I actually have no dislike for any of these (my personal steaming pile of Turtle puke is Volume 4 of the comic books), and speaking of COOTS in particular, I love every ounce of it.

Oh sure, it's cheesy as hell. It's also probably one of the most blatantly obvious examples of Eastman and Laird "selling out" the Turtles, if you're one to accuse them of that (I, personally, am not). But damn was it a lot of fun for my 6th grade, 11-year-old self. I mean, really a hell of a lot fun. Now I consider it one of my little guilty pleasures, and I love making particular new acquisitions.

So for a spot of fun, here's a look at a few promotional pictures from the tour. The first one (top), oddly, features a Los Angeles manhole cover.

This second picture was part of an Entertainment Weekly article about the tour. You can read the entirety of the article here - As you'll see, the writer wasn't willing to have a spot of fun at all. :p







The last picture also comes from Entertainment Weekly, but this time they were massively confused about what was being written about, as it was included with a movie review of TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze (they gave it a C+).

Monday, May 12, 2008

eBay Auction: "The Hollywood Store"




Here's an interesting piece of art that has appeared on eBay. Titled "The Hollywood Store," I don't know what the intended use or purpose of this piece was (maybe there actually was such a store - wouldn't be much of a stretch), but amongst several familiar names and faces are two rock and roll Turtles (Mike and Leo, it looks like). Interesting that the artist would choose the Coming Out of Their Shells Turtles to depict... although more likely it was the first and/or only reference material they had to go by.

eBay auction #110252129381
Disclaimer: This is not my auction, I do not know the seller, and I cannot vouch for the seller.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Coming Out of Their Shells - Hebrew



Here is certainly one of the more obscure things I've picked up over the years. Yes, this is another foreign language edition of the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour - This time in Hebrew.

Once again, I'm offering MP3s of the album for download for a limited time only.

Due to my complete illiteracy in Hebrew, I had to call in some help on the translating of the track names, and even then my volunteer got stumped on a few of of the vowels (but a big thanks to oldmanwinters for at least giving me something to work with!). So the blank underscores are missing vowels. If anyone can offer more complete translations, please let me know and I'll send you a photo of the track names. However, all of the songs are completely recognizable, so providing the English titles is no problem.

Here is your download link.

Track listing:
  1. Ysano M_hs_rion (Coming Out of Our Shells)
  2. Kot pisa (Pizza Power)
  3. Mata (Tubin')
  4. Shira Sh_l (April's Ballad)
  5. Qowabunga (Cowabunga)
  6. Yalak Yashar (Walk Straight)
  7. Ad Mvvt (No Treaties)
  8. Yyalak Im Helev (Follow Your Heart)
  9. Son_ Mosipa (I Hate Music)
  10. Y_s Al Mi L_smok (Count On Us)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Saliendo De Sus Caparazones



In addition to being a collector of obscure TMNT items, I'm also a bit of a tech geek. This means I ask for things like USB turntables for Christmas. And, having received such an item, I have now used my basic audio editing skillz to record the LP of the Spanish translation of the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour to MP3.

As such, I am offering these files for download for a limited time. You can download the album here. Grab 'em while they're there!

Track Listing:
  1. Rap Del Tortugon (original song)
  2. Baila Tortuga (original song)
  3. Cuenta Con Nosotros (Dance Mix) (original mix)
  4. Saliendo De Nuestros Caparazones (Coming Out Of Our Shells)
  5. El Poder De La Pizza (Pizza Power)
  6. Buscando Piedras (Skipping Stones)
  7. A Luchar (Walk Straight)
  8. Cowabunga
  9. No Hay Tratos (No Treaties)
  10. Sigue A Tu Corazon (Follow Your Heart)
  11. Cuenta Con Nosotros (Count On Us)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Cowabunga en Español



1990's Coming Out of Their Shells Tour was a huge hit in the United States, but the album also made its way overseas and even got translated for Spanish-speaking countries.

This image is of a 7" LP single of the song "Cowabunga" from the main album. The B side has a dance mix of "Count On Us" ("Cuenta Con Nosotros").

While I'm not 100% certain, I do believe this single and the Spanish-language version of the full album only got released on LP.