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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Calling Captain Gorgeous!

Loyal readers of the ITCH blog know that every Tuesday, I, DJ David B, like to share with you the best, the rarest, the catchiest and the most fun music that has to do with comics and cartoons. I also enjoy bringing you complete garbage. And today is no exception. What can I say? I like it all.

A couple of Tuesdays ago I posted a pretty awful track called “The Green Hairnet,” a weak parody of the Green Hornet by the Jimmy Bowen Orchestra and Chorus. The readers’ reaction wasn’t exactly overwhelming. In fact, the reaction was exactly zero. <sigh> Back to the drawing board.

The way I figure it, the record was bad but not THAT bad. In order to get the ITCHers excited enough to post a comment the song has to be truly atrocious. Not just a dud. A real rotten record. This week I think I’ve succeeded. Here’s a record that’s not only an unfunny superhero parody, it has that lame attempt at “Jewish humor” that was almost mandatory for records of this ilk at that time. It’s “Captain Gorgeous.”

Super heroes were hot in the mid-1960s because of the Batman craze. (Not really, but that was the word on the street.) “Put out a record with a guy in a cape and you’ve got a hit. And throw in some Yiddish words. Then it’s even funnier.” I don’t know if that’s an exact quote but it’s probably very close.

So without further ado, here is a truly bad record you’ll wish you never heard. You won’t get up and dance. You’ll just sit in your seat and squirm. Click the link below to listen.

Captain Gorgeous – Jimmy Bowen Orch & Chorus


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4 Responses to “D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Calling Captain Gorgeous!”

  1. Brett Says:

    I just listened to both of the Jimmy Bowen tracks and they are delightfully horrible. I wonder how many of these knock off songs ever made any money?

  2. David B Says:

    Judging by how many copies of it turn up on eBay, I think the LP did pretty well back in its day. I have more delightfully horrible tracks ready to go!

  3. booksteve Says:

    This was the first example of this type of humor I had ever heard and I hated it! Totally cringe-worthy! On the other hand, that comic you picture was the most valuable and coolest Golden Age comic I ever owned. My copy had a triangle clipped out of the upper right hand corner ( for returns?) but was otherwise…GORGEOUS!

  4. booksteve Says:

    This was the first example of this type of humor I ever heard around 1968 and I hated it! Totally cringe-worthy! On the other hand, that comic you picture was the most valuable and coolest Golden Age comic I ever owned. My copy had a triangle clipped out of the upper right hand corner ( for returns?) but was otherwise…GORGEOUS!

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