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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: A Wedding Song

I’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, you’ll say “It was a good life. I finally got to hear The Wedding of Mr. Universe and Fantastic Gal by The Capes & Masks.”

Not that this is a great record, mind you. It’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.


(click for a closer look)

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 clichés. 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 they’re only kidding!

Their approach to the super-hero wedding is to throw in explosions every few seconds. I guarantee you won’t enjoy listening to this, but once you’ve heard it your life will be complete. Just click on the bar below…


(if no bar appears please click here to listen)

Next Tuesday is April Fool’s Day, no foolin’! Tune in for a super-song by a surprise singer.


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10 Responses to “D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: A Wedding Song”

  1. Michael Burton Says:

    My life is way more complete than I needed it to be just now.

    I loved that comic book, too, even though the story is terrible — way too many cameos for any plot to develop. But the reprint stories were pretty good, and this was the first time I’d seen them.

  2. D. J. David B. Says:

    Man, that record is even worse than I remembered it. Maybe someone else will record a song about The Wedding of Sue and Reed so we can replace that one.

  3. Craig Says:

    Yeah, but aren’t most wedding bands pretty lame?

  4. Jim McPherson Says:

    The “Pow!” panel looks like a swipe from Batman #1 of Batman punching the Joker, which is also a swipe from a Jack Kirby panel from Captain Marvel Adventures #1.
    The main figure at top right looks like a Buck Rogers swipe to me.

  5. D. J. David B. Says:

    Good catch, Jim! I’ll bet you’re right.

    You can see the image a little bigger here:

    http://arflovers.com/Blog/images/03_25_08_fantasticfour2.jpg

  6. ajlec2000 Says:

    Are you kidding me?!?!?!?
    I’d kill for a fresh copy of that LP.
    As a kid I played it till it wouldn’t play any more. I’ve still got the vinyl but the cover died around 1976. Its up there with bachelor pad and secret agent for ultimate cool jazz!

  7. D. J. David B. Says:

    You know, I may have a spare copy I would part with…

  8. ajlec2000 Says:

    Really?

  9. Arflovers » Blog Archive » D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: The Eagle’s Code Says:

    [...] while back (March 25th to be exact!) we presented a truly awful track from this rip-off superhero album by The Capes & [...]

  10. Super I.T.C.H » Blog Archive » D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Hey, What th-? Says:

    [...] (guitar, base, drums) and Mr. Masks (flugelhorn) whose delightful album Comic Book Heroes (see here, here, here, here and here for more) gave us so many great generic comics tunes. When you hear that [...]

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