Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Morning Linkage Post: North Korea & Spidey Music

ITEM: The Diplomat posts the third (AFAIK) article I've seen recently discussing North Korean comics. This one is entitled "North Korea's Comic Propaganda." I'm all for more comic-related news, but I'm scratching my head as to why this particular subject has been cropping up with relative frequency all of a sudden.

ITEM: You know how Spider-Man used have a feature spot on The Electric Company? The very cool Spidey theme song was composed and performed by Gary William Friedman under the pseudonym Will Power. What you also didn't know was that the show's audience only ever heard a small snippet of the full song. It's actually a three-minute, fully orchestrated, awesomely groovy masterpiece...

I have to say that this gives The Ramones' version of 1967 Spidey theme a serious run for its money for the title of "Most Awesome Spider-Man Theme Music Ever."


Matt K said...

ITEM: Dang! Let's hear it for that awesome horn section!

ITEM: I think this could actually balance out the awfulness of the "Spidey" comics which were also a product of The Electric Company's Spider-Man Team-Up.

ITEM: I couldn't help chuckling at each instance of the line "nobody knows who you are." Ah for the days when it was (very nearly) still that simple.

Sean Kleefeld said...

And don't forget the whispered "Ssssssssspidermanahahahah"s and that crazy high falsetto "Nobody knows who you aaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!" at the end. :)