Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Riddler Sings!

Originally uploaded by Scipio1.
Due entirely to the perspicacity of Ian at the Brill Building, SuperHero Radio is now proudly playing the one-of-a-kind novelty song "The Riddler", written by Mel Torme and performed by Frank Gorshin, ably backed-up by a trio of girl singers whom I like to picture as Query, Quiz, and Echo....


Anonymous said...

If you're taking contributions, I've got a few .mp3s that might be of interest to you...

The Batman Beyond intro music

Ookla the Mok - Super Powers (my favorite line: "A dying alien helped me accessorize." Also includes references to Wonder Woman, Superman, Shazam, and many of Marvel's gallery.)

Ookla the Mok - My Secret Origin ("I'm waiting for my Lady of the Lake to come and crown me king, I'm waiting for my rocket to land so I can get my power ring...")

Donovan - Sunshine Superman (includes the line: "Superman and Green Lantern ain't got nothin' on me.")

Mutton Birds - Green Lantern (lyrics: "You're still the Green Lantern to me.")

Yeah, so I collect Green Lantern songs. So what?

I'd be more than happy to gmail them to you if you're interested.

Scipio said...

Thanks, Amph! I have to be judicious about adding new songs. My space on SuperHero Radio is 98% full and with contributions not yet covering the current cost, I don't want to spend the money yet to buy more space.

I'm definitely interested in the Ookla the Mok songs because, you know, it's Ookla the Mok.

Donovan, I'll pass on; there's a hundred songs that mention Superman in passing and I've had to winnow selections down to the most "comic booky" of the songs.

Batman Beyond, although VERY comic book, is just noise to my aged ears so I intentionally haven't posted it.

The Mutton Birds? Haven't heard of it. Yes, please!

And thanks for the helping hand, not only in songs but in advertising the station!

Anonymous said...

No problem. I'll try to donate funds when I can, too.

Ian said...

Written by Mel Torme? I didn't know that, it makes the song all the more better.

Scipio said...

Yes, Mel Torme.

Mel was into doing anything that would increase his hipness, and the '60s Batman was hip.