Singer-songwriter Patti Smith has written a song for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force ending, which will be aired on Sunday, August 23.
Patti Smith, 68, influenced the punk scene in the 1970s her first album entitled Horses. She is known for using her own poetry in her songs, and she is most known for her song “Because the Night,” which she wrote with Bruce Springsteen. Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an animated series that airs on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The animated series revolves around the adventures of fast food items including a shapeshifting ball of ground meat called Meatwad, an intelligent box of French fries called Frylock, and a pathological liar and milkshake called Master Shake.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a critical success and it even had its own movie in 2007 entitled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, which is notable as it is the first film an Adult Swim program was turned into a feature film.
Now, the series is coming to a close as it airs its 137th episode on Sunday at midnight, as Pitchfork reports. Where does Patti Smith come into play?
Apparently, the “punk poet laureate,” as she is called, is the perfect artist to come up with the eulogy for the Adult Swim show that’s about to end. And Patti, indeed, was able to capture the emotions that fans of the show experienced when it was announced that their favorite Adult Swim program will no longer be continued. You can hear the entire song on the YouTube video below, shared by the Adult Swim YouTube account.
“I never dreamed/ I’d be an Aqua Teen/ Thirteen seasons/ What did it mean?/ A Master Shake/ Meatwad, a floating head/ And now you’re dead/ And it’s the end/ Of Aqua Teen Hunger Force/ It’s the end/ Of Aqua Teen Hunger Force“
Catch the final episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force on August 23, Sunday entitled “The Last One Forever and Ever (For Real This Time) (We F***ing Mean It)”
Meanwhile, aside from writing a short song for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force ending, Patti Smith is also busy with her second memoir entitled M Train, which is a followup to her successful 2010 book Just Kids that documented her relationship with renowned photographer and artist, Robert Mapplethorpe. Her second book will be focused more on her journey through life and the relationships she has formed through the years.
As the Rolling Stone reports, Patti Smith will also be busy for the 40th anniversary tour of her Horses album.
What do you think about Patti Smith’s eulogy to Aqua Teen Hunger Force? Will you be catching the final episode on Sunday?
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