We have all grown up with comics and super heroes. They have inspired us to be better and do what is right among other things. Like write songs about them. Here are some musicians, songs, and albums that were inspired by comics and super heroes.
1. Kirby Krackle are a comic book rock band from Seattle, WA. With all kinds of songs about super heroes and comics from Green Lantern to Spider-Man to and even to Great Lakes Avengers. They’ve released three albums, a self-titled debut, E for Everyone, and Super Powered Love plus several more singles and specials not all just about super heroes but in fact a wide variety of nerd topics.
2. All in My Tights by Devo Spice with Carrie Dahlby and Chris Mezzolesta. The one thing all good super hero needs is a good set of tights and here is a tribute to those garish, form fitting, brightly colored costumes that look ridiculous and are completely impractical for fighting crime. Cute and funny song.
3. Dual Core’s Super Powers album features several nerdcore artists and songs about heroes. Artists like Beefy, MC Wreckshin, ytcracker, and ZeaLous1. The songs talk about standard comic book heroes and how everyday people can be heroes.
4. Songs for Superheroes by Insane Ian’s EP of comic book comedy. From big names like Green Lantern and Batman to smaller names like Spider-Ham and Ant Man with a skit about his own supe….. well some guy name Dave who gets powers.
5. Grimm’s Lament by H2Awesome! about Aunt Petunia’s favorite rock covered member of the Fantastic Four. A look into the psyche of the Thing and the sorrow of his life. A rock song. Ha ha ha rock song
6. Smells Like Team Justice by Mikey Mason shares with what would happen if the Super Friends formed a band. Grunge mixed with campy super heroics makes for an awesome song. Does get a little dark and has some cursing, just to warn you.
7. Ookla the Mok vs. Evil is an album that features the evil side of things. Songs about being, tributes to certain villains, and the joys of evil.
8. Two songs from Beefy, Uncanny with MC Lars and Side Kick. One deals with one of the greatest animated comic series, X-Men: The Animated Series, and even uses a remix of the theme music from the series (it’s bumping slumping). The other one talks about various sidekicks, mostly video games but Robin is there, letting us know why they are heroes in their own right.
9. Marvel Poppins by the Great Luke Ski featuring Carrie Dahlby. Written, mixed, and released with in four days of hearing Disney buying Marvel Comics back in 2009. Using a song from Mary Poppins the song deals with some of the things that could have happen with the purchase. Not all of them bad.
10. Adam Warrock, nuff said.
Honorable Mention: The Ramones covering Spider-Man theme from Cartoon Network’s Saturday Morning Greatest Hits album.
I know I have been gone for most of this month, but I have been dealing with some personal demons for a few weeks. I missed a few events to post about and Kickstarter projects to talk about. Just letting you know I do not plan to stop posting on this site and will continue to do my best for all.