“Wait, is it Tuesday again? I must have overslept! Quick, where are my pants? Where are my socks? I’ve got to put a comics tune on the Arf blog or Craig Yoe will fire me!
“There’s no time to do any research. I’ll just do another version of the Batman Theme. That oughta hold the bastards.
“Oops! Did I just say that out loud?”
Never mind. This is actually an excellent recording by Les and Larry Elgart of the theme from the incredibly popular Batman TV show, circa 1966.
Can you cross your eyes and see Batgirl in 3D?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there was never a bigger phenomenon before or since. Everybody wanted to jump on the Batwagon with their version of the classic Neal Hefti composition. For one thing, it’s a sure way to make quick cash. For another, it’s a remarkably easy song to play. (“Na na na na na na na na, Batman!”)
Les and Larry don’t take the easy way out, though. They play their asses off on this track. Listenâ€¦
To hear this bombastic bat-tune, click on the bar below…
Next week, it’s that modern stone age familyâ€¦
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)