But in the meantime, here's a fun litle project for us all to participate in.
BEST OR WORST THEME SONG TO A SUPERHERO MOVIE OR TV SHOW!!!
And my totally Top of My Head Top Five Is:
5. Theme from Superman (feature film 1978)
John Williams, obviously. Or as he was referred to back in the 50s, Johnny Williams.
The work of the splendidly monikered hepster jazz guy Neal Hefti. He probably was able to retire on the royalties from the TV version alone.
3. The Green Hornet
Rimsky-Korsakov and "The Flight of the Bumblebee." Classical composers could have made a fucking fortune back in the day if they'd had better management.
2. The Shadow
Camille Saint-Saens was wracked with pain, when people pronounced it as Saint-Sains. (That's an Ogden Nash joke). I should add that the music in question is Camille's "Omphale's Spinning Wheel."
And the Numero Uno toe-tapper for a caped or maked crusader is....
Theme from Superman (TV Show 1951)
The best superhero theme of them all, and believe it of not, nobody has a clue who wrote it. It's officially credited to a dude name Leon Klatzkin, but apparently he wasn't a composer -- he was an editor who helped license obscure b-movie scores to early TV. There's been some informed speculation that it was the work of the great Miklós Rózsa, of Ben-Hur fame, but it's never been reliably confirmed.
Alrighty then -- what would YOUR choices be?
Have a great weekend, everybody!!!!