Friday, December 22, 2006

No, I'm Not. It's Just a Song

OK, so who remembers this silly song by The Clique called "Superman"? It's a metaphorical comparison of the jealous lover's perceptions of his girlfriend, who's seeing another guy.
"I am, I am Superman, and I know what's happening." He uses his stalker-ray vision to "see" that his girlfriend really doesn't like the guy she's going out with.

Kinda like the Beatles' "I'm looking through you, you're not the same."

Or like whoever-it-is "Is she really going out with him, is she really gonna take him home tonight?"

Anyway, create your own "Sing Along with Kal-El" over the weekend!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Weatherspoon's Catalyst Record

...Being a depiction of a story record. As you can see, it's from 1975, the period just before the filming began on Superman: The Movie. No, I haven't played it...yet.

More Super-records coming!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Free Supermusic CD! Act Now!

OK, here's the deal. To the first five Super-Fans who post a comment to this entry, I'll send you a FREE copy of the CD Supermusic, an anthology I've created of one-hit wonders, covers, and original songs referring to the Man of Steel. It contains things like songs from the 1960s Broadway musical, the movie serials, the Superboy & Super Pup pilots, and more!

Check out the complete tracklist below. And I'd love to hear from YOU!

Eight-Track Super-Fever!

As the more experienced of us know, Eight-Track Tapes were a short-lived format (only 20 years or so) which lost the consumer marathon, to the audio cassette. You can still find a fair selection of eight-tracks at your neighborhood thrift store. These are statistically likely to contain country music, or to be bootlegged knock-offs of actual albums.

You can see from the examples here that Eight Tracks were also current in the late 1970s when Superman: The Movie commercialism was at a peak. While the tape above has only one Super-selection (but track 2 is a Battlestar Galactica knock-off!), the tape pictured below has only Super-songs on it.
Sad to say, my access to eight-track technology has waned over the years, so I haven't heard these lovely paeans to Krypton's son.
But stay tuned tomorrow for more Super-music, and learn how YOU can hear some!
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