Monday, September 16, 2013

THE COMICS' BEAT: Solomon Grundy In Crash Test Dummies' 'Superman's Song'

Mondays. They are worse than Dr Doom and after a heavy one, it can be a little hard to get the drum pumping again for the week ahead. As a former DJ, each Monday I dig into my collection, and chuck up a hit nodding to comics' best.

This week, it's a bit of a crowd favourite; Crash Test Dummies' Superman's Song. What I always dug most about the song however, wasn't it's references to Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Tarzan or Jane, it was that it left the usually used Lex Luthor behind, and used Solomon Grundy as Kal-El's lyrical nemesis. Of course as a eulogy for the Man of Steel a year before his comic-book death, it could have inspired a few other things too.

"Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see
Another man like him'"




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

7 comments:

  1. Now this really is a good song, not to mention kinda sad. At least in tone anyways. Good pic for this week Dan:)

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  2. Thanks Dale - the clip is kinda cool/sad too huh, just like Mondays!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. *sigh* Now I feel old.
    Good song Dan.

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  4. That's the thing about the Dummies isn't it - the lead singer's voice is so distinctive, it instantly takes you back. I liked being younger. Comics were cheaper then.

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  5. And gas. And beer. About the only thing that's cheaper is music.

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  6. (Starts seeing why the song made everyone feel blue and prepares the bourbon)

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  7. Make mine a double and skip the rocks.

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