Sunday, April 8, 2018

Battle of the Bands

So I was at London Drugs near my place last week because I went to mail a package.  Whenever I go there I also at least browse the food aisles looking for a snack.  This time I also went down their meager toy section that has books and trading cards.  Unfortunately, there were no Star Wars trading cards, I ended up buy a pack of Garbage Pail Kids just for the hell of it.

Garbage Pail Kids were an 80's parody of Cabbage Patch Kids.  Topps Trading Cards made trading cards of gross out characters and it was popular enough to spawn a terrible movie.  In fact, I just watched the movie not too long ago and I can confirm that it is indeed terrible.  Like everything from the 80's, Garbage Pail Kids are seeing a resurgence in various sets of trading cards.  The pack I bought parodies the music genre in Battle of the Bands.

There are different musical genres represented in the set, here some I got in my pack.  Now, let's see if we can recognize the actual bands the cards are making of.

Okay, this one is pretty easy, its a riff on Mastodon.

I'll admit I'm not sure who In Control Curt is, so I'm going to need some help.  The back of card says "Alternative" if that helps.  I thought Nirvana, because the left hand guy looks like Kurt, but the other guys don't really resemble Dave and Krist.  Well, the other puppet guy maybe kinda looks like Krist.  What do you guys think?

Lol, it's Green Day!  That one was pretty easy.

Love Shack Cindy is obviously from Love Shack by the B-52s .  I noticed this card had a green splatter around the border while the other cards didn't.  I looked online at a checklist and this card is a puke parallel.  Makes sense when you think about it.

Grateful Dead.

It's Pitbull, I guess the kids like him, or they did.

Here we go with Cracking Corgan smashing some pumpkins.  It's seems familar, but I just can't put my finger of who this reminds me of...

You know you've made it as a performer when you are parodied in a Garbage Pail Kids trading card.  Congratulations to Rivers Cuomo, those 26 years of hard work have finally paid off.

According to the package you can get artist sketch cards, too bad I didn't get one of those.  I also saw they had other GPK card sets there, one was called We Hate the 80's.  Sounds kinda funny, I might pick up a pack next time I'm in!

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