Friday Mix Tape: Super Summer Songs

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.

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