Sonny Sharrock – Space Ghost: Coast To Coast, the record on #neuguitars #blog #SonnySharrock
Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an American adult animated comedy talk show created by Mike Lazzo and hosted by a re-imagined version of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost. In contrast to the original 1960s series, Space Ghost, which aired as a standard Hanna-Barbera Saturday-morning superhero cartoon, Space Ghost Coast to Coast is a reboot of the series intended for teens and adults, reinterpreted as a surreal spoof talk show and animated using the original series’ artwork. For its first three seasons, the series is presented as a serious talk show with subdued jokes, but later seasons rely more on surrealism and non-sequitur humor.
In the early seasons of the show, music was played by Zorak and his band “The Original Way-Outs”. The original theme song, “Hit Single”, composed by free jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock, was performed by Sharrock on guitar, Lance Carter on drums, Eddie Horst on bass, and Alfreda Gerald on vocals. Sharrock and Carter recorded several songs for the show, several of which were later compiled on the album Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
As a tribute to Sharrock, who died in May 1994 shortly after the show first aired, the episode “Sharrock” featured fifteen minutes of unedited takes of music recorded for the show.