Thursday, September 21, 2006

What's So Super?

Do you notice how many rock songs have been written about Superman? Just off the very top of my head I can think of Superman songs by The Flaming Lips, Crash Test Dummies, Better Than Ezra, Three Doors Down, Spin Doctors and on and on.

But to be honest, Superman is kind of a boring superhero. He's too perfect and too impervious. He is to males what Barbie is to girls. By far, Spiderman is the coolest superhero ever created, but how many songs do you hear about him? Just the theme song to his TV shows. Can Batman get a little love? No, no, no. It's all about the blue tights and red cape when it comes to singing and philosophy.

I'm still waiting for the day when a piece of your destroyed home planet or a bite from a radioactive spider does not sap your strength or recombine your DNA. Where are the superheros that get around these things and break out in blisters or have their hair fall out?

5 comments:

Native Minnow said...

Duh, those are the guys who become super villains

Native Minnow said...

Are you not counting Bat Dance by Prince (or was he already going by the Artist Formerly Known as Prince when that song came out)?

Furthermore, am I supposed to include two question marks in that last sentence (one inside the parentheses and one following)?

PsychoIntern said...

"I think you were...two separate questions-two question marks!!"

did that quote above look "lifted from" a Seinfeld episode?

PsychoIntern said...

oops...it should have said "two separate questions-two separate question marks. that sounds more seinfeldesque...

flieswithoutwings said...

So the unwritten law of the universe is that if you have an unfortunate malformation you have to be a villain? Nobody like that turns out good?

And I don't think the Prince/Batman album can be counted because he was PAID specifically to write Batman songs. He didn't just CHOOSE to write songs about Batman.