Monday, May 28, 2018

The Partridge Family in The Marvel Universe



I remember seeing ads for "The biggest rock event of the decade", as Stan Lee so subtly put it - Spider-Man Rock Reflections of a Superhero,  and wondering what that was all about.  I am sure that I can find the contents on YouTube, but did anyone here get this when it first came out?  If so, did you find it to be any good?  Was there a story thread or just random songs strung together?  And does anything on it top the classic Metamorpho theme song from Power Records?  That's a high bar.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got Spider-Man Rock Reflections of a Superhero on CD in 2006. It is... certainly interesting.

Some songs are decent, others not, but always entertaining. It does tell the story of Spider-man up to the death of Gwen Stacey.

I do love the lyrics "Its like fighting both sides of a mirror," and "could somebody call me Peter Parker before I go insane, you see this other guy I've been lately forgot I had a name."

Ooo... also, ""Peter don't cheat when the test comes, peter eats lunch all alone. Peter gets tripped on in Gym class AHAHA Peter can't wait to get home."

On the CD at least, I'm pretty sure the narration by Stan Lee is somewhat out of order.

I enjoy listening every now and then.

AirDave said...

Wait...there was a Spider-Man rock album?!

Anonymous said...

I've had the CD for years, listened to it twice. Definitely not as good as power records.

jackel said...

...has anyone here heard Bill Mummy's song "King Jack" from one of his cd/album...
...its all about Jack Kirby and it is great....
...an amusing and interesting cover today, Ross....

Cary Comic said...

David Cassidy: RIP! :-(

Jay Johnson said...

also, in 1972 there was a "rock comic" album called "spider-man: from beyond the grave" by the web-spinners. it had a fold-out jacket and the inside was a comic story (over 40 panels) drawn by romita. there even was a guest-star, dr. strange. the record was dialog (quite a bit of peter talking to himself) along with about 6 songs between chapters. not grammy material, but not horrible and definitely interesting.

btw: sorry about the formatting, but it is #nocaps week here in vegas.

Gearloose said...

You should have Alfred, Cadbury, Jarvis, Duckworth, and Lurch as The League of Gentlemen's Gentleman.

Guy Smiley said...

I'm waiting on the epic battle between Sylvester P Smythe and Alfred E Neuman.

jackel said...

hey Gearloose, i suggested that a couple of months back as the league of extraordinary gentlemen's gentlemen....

Emsley Wyatt said...

And now for something completely different.............

Anonymous said...

@Emsley Watt: like, say, Jughead Jones turning out to be J. Wellington Wimpy's love-child by Olive Oyl's long-long sister...Crudelia?

jackel said...

...in my L.E.G.G. i had included
Alfred, Jarvis, Lurch, Duckworth, Smithers (the Lodge's butler in Archie comics), Cadbury, Kato, and Nestro (Captain Haddock's butler in the Tintin comics)....
...they were led by the small silent butler in the Village from The Prisoner tv show and comics...
...i think that was everyone...

jackel said...

OOPS...
...as soon as i posted i remembered the other one...
it was Tom Strong's steam-powered robot butler Pneuman....

Anonymous said...

For the Gentleman's Gentlemen, I would add Wing (who worked with the Crimson Avenger), Mr. Carson form Downton Abbey, Stipesy (who worked with the Star-Spangle Kid, Jamesir Bensonmum (who the blind butler played by Alec Guiness in 'Murder by Death'), Riff Raff from Rocky Horror Picture Show, Baldrick (who works for Blackadder), Wadsworth from the movie Clue, Passerpartout (the personal valet of Phileas Fogg in 'Around the World in Eighty Days'), Hillary (who works for Lara Croft), Igor(who worked for Dr. Frankenstein), Cato (the butler and sparring partner for Inspector Clouseau), Wintergreen (Deathstroke's butler), Mr. Homm (the manservant of Lwaxana Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation), Max from Hart to Hart, Poole (the butler to Dr. Henry Jekyll), Samwise Gamgee (gardener and manservant to Frodo Baggins), Wong (works for Doctor Strange), and finally Puck alias Owen Burnett (who worked for David Xanatos in Gargoyles).
Ordinaryguy2

Dr. OTR said...

Gentlemen's Gentlemen could also include Jack Benny's valet Rochester (so long as it's not the Extraordinary Gentlemen version). Unfortunately most of the cartoon images that come up for Rochester are, um, not very enlightened, but you could draw on the mouse version from the wonderful Warner Bros cartoon "The Mouse that Jack Built".

Mortimer J Marker said...

Why not have Irona from Richie Rich, Hazel from the comic strip of the same name, Alice from the Brady Bunch, American Maid from The Tick, and Petunia from Little Audrey cartoons assemble as The Ready Maids!

Cary Comic said...

@Anonymous: "Crudelia." LOL!

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