If you made it to your local cineplex this summer, odds are you probably saw one (or if your like me, all), of the following big budget super hero movies – The Avengers, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman. With that in mind I thought we’d dedicate this week’s Mix Tape to all those DC and Marvel comic book heroes that we grew up with, and that I spent much of my allowance on each week. So sit back, enjoy and play it loud!!!
We kick things off with The Who’s take on the surf-rock inspired theme from the 1960′s Batman television show, that can be found on their sophomore album A Quick One. Then we’ve got indie-jam act moe., with the studio version of Captain America, the lead track from 2001′s Dither. From there we’ve got recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Donovan with Sunshine Superman - the jangly title track from his third studio album, that also happens to name check another DC super hero: Green Lantern.
Next up is The Ramones tackling the theme to the original Spiderman cartoon series from 1967, which originally appeared as a hidden track on Adios Amigos, and was also included on the alt.rock compilation Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits. Up next is Suicide with a live take on Ghost Rider; the synth act actually took their name from the title of Ghost Rider comic book titled Satan Suicide. Finally, we close things out with Iron Man from Black Sabbath’s stoner-metal classic Paranoid.