Monday, July 29, 2013

THE COMICS' BEAT: Rom Spaceknight In Wu-Tang Clan's 'Impossible'

Mondays. They are worse than Dr Doom and after a heavy one, it can be a little hard to get the drum of excitement pumping again for the week ahead. As a former DJ, to cure this common kryptonite poisoning, I'm going to dig into my collection each week and chuck up a hit from any musical genre, that nods to one of comics' best.

First track on the playlist, Impossible from the Wu-Tang Clan album Wu-Tang Forever; a song that has the brilliance to mix the worlds of Transformers with Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema's creation, ROM Spaceknight together.

"A Spaceknight like Rom, consume planets like Unicron,
Blasting photon bombs from the arm like Galvatron."

 What do you think?  For the full lyrics to this song, click here. To buy this track, visit


  1. The world and influence of comics is everywhere, it's ingrained in the fabric of everybody and everything whether it's known or not.

    True comic fans just enjoy it more. Outkast: the dynamic duo, Rick Ross and Justice League tracks. The list goes on.

    Wu Tang Forever

  2. Ack, I cant even bear to hear my own melodious voice on a Monday morning, never mind the Wu-Tang Clan or whatever theyr called! These days, one prefers the Sound of Silence [both the actual silence and the Simon/Garfunkel one] to ease me into the merry week. And my job's hard enough without listening to them first thing!
    Funny how you brought this up tho - on my Fantastic Four forum we just had started a discussion on what music to listen to whilst reading our favourite comics, and theres an interview somewhere about one of the books editors and what he listens to.

  3. So cool to see this. Quick! Someone tell Shlomo about this!!!!

    And while you're at it,tell him to protect his damn neck!!!
    Right Tiger?;)

  4. oh yes i remember reading about that on Lee's Rom Spaceknight Revisited site but i never actually listened to the song. thanks Dan, you be representin dawg. now my life would be complete if i could here you rap this song with your aussie accent.

  5. Now that would be worth hearing Shlomo:) But yeah, thx Dan, just downloaded that one.....for free:)

    Shimmy Shimmy ya!

  6. Ha! Nice try Dave, but I'm a New Zealander, we have the accent all others are a variation of, and it's all our own ;-)

    Karl, my comic music playlist is massive and includes everyone from the Human Torch to the Legion of Super-Heroes, from musical genres just as diverse, so as I roll them out each Monday, hopefully a few will surprise you. One that features Elektra even is almost a twin in melody to the Sounds of Silence you mentioned, so will look forward to your thoughts!

    Dale, thanks for the support mate! Next week, I think I'll mix grunge and Chris Claremont. How does that sound?

  7. Thanks for that OA! Wu-Tang are comic fans and name drop characters quite a bit, but I wanted to kick off this feature with a couple of known groups before I started profiling rarer ones for you all in a couple of weeks time.

    I think you'll dig what's ahead. My comic based playlist literally scrolls forever, and pulling one out this week already lead to me losing a few hours playing others I hadn't listened to in a while too. Looking forward to your thoughts!

  8. well i know you're kiwi mate but i figured your accent had temporarily converted to an aussie variant :) although not that i would be able to tell the difference being a yankee and all.

  9. @Dan: I'm waiting on that play list and I seen the Wolverine movie. You were right, it's good. Even the little changes that were made let the movie flow nicely. All Wolverine fans should see this one for sure.

    @Dale: Dude lol at the protect ya neck reference.

  10. @Tiger: ha ha right?
    Hey Dan was a dj, so this should all be second nature to him, right Dan? ;)

  11. Don't kniw about second nature, but yip for two years I was up at 4am reading news on the radio till noon, then home, then to No1 where I would dj till close. It was great. each night of the week was a different genre.