An upcoming episode of Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated featuring a special ska zombie story line will air on the Cartoon Network this coming Tuesday March 26th.
The episode titled "Dance Of The Undead," features a zombie ska group called Rude Boy and the Ska-Tastics (see picture above) who come back to life in order to turn people into zombies and make them dance to ska music forever! Even better, Dave Wakeling and his California-based version of the English Beat band recorded two new songs that feature prominently in the episode.
According to an interview Wakeling conducted with the San Francisco Examiner early last year, the tunes, will feature in a ghoulish battle-of-the-bands episode pitting Rude Boy and The Ska-Tastics versus recurring Scooby Doo musical combo the Hex Girls.
“This was my first opportunity to do anything for television as a gun for hire, and I actually managed to record and mix two songs in 12 hours. It was like running at double speed with no brakes, but it was exciting, and Warner Bros. really loved them. So the zombies have a song called ‘You’re Dead Right, Mate,’ and the Hex Girls have one called ‘We’re the Good Bad Girls,’ which has a definite Ramones-Runaways vibe to it,” says Wakeling. “But frankly, I’m really happy I did it, because I’ve always loved ‘Scooby-Doo."Below is a picture of Rude Boy who definitely has a zombie meets 2-Tone circa 1979-80 look.
Don't forget to set those DVR's to record the episode which airs on the Cartoon Network at 5 pm on March 26th!