Iâ€™m just giddy with excitement at the prospect of sharing this song with you, our loyal Arf readers. Someday, when you lay dying, gasping your last breath, youâ€™ll say â€œIt was a good life. I finally got to hear The Wedding of Mr. Universe and Fantastic Gal by The Capes & Masks.â€
Not that this is a great record, mind you. Itâ€™s pretty inferior trash, truth be told. But how cool is it that somebody created a knock-off of The Wedding of Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Girl?
I must admit that The Fantastic Four Annual #3 was one of my favorite comics books at that time, featuring just about every Marvel Comics super-hero as well as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in attendance at the wedding of Sue and Reed.
The cheesy, sleazy album by The Capes & Masks is a blatant attempt to cash in on the super-hero craze. Not wanting to get permission to use actual comic book characters (and pay those licensing fees!), Mr. Capes and Mr. Masks crafted an entire album of generic comic book music. The cover is a pastiche of comic book clichÃ©s. Lots of men in tights and POW sound effects. And the songs sort of sound like comic book songs, but without mentioning any real characters. Plus they throw in some lame Jewish humor just to let us know theyâ€™re only kidding!
Their approach to the super-hero wedding is to throw in explosions every few seconds. I guarantee you wonâ€™t enjoy listening to this, but once youâ€™ve heard it your life will be complete. Just click on the bar belowâ€¦
Next Tuesday is April Foolâ€™s Day, no foolinâ€™! Tune in for a super-song by a surprise singer.
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)