Monday, February 10, 2014

THE COMICS' BEAT: The Riddler In Frank Gorshin's 'The Riddler'

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, probably a shocker for some fans of both Batman and music, a dancy, zany Riddler dedicated hit, sung by the man who played the arch-villain on the Adam West Batman TV series, Frank Gorshin.

Now while you will be surprised at how many riddles can fit into a song - not to mention how many insane laughs you can add to a 70's beat - Frank's voice does have a decent swing sound to it. Hit play and see what you think...

"What do you call a sleeping bull?"



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2 comments:

  1. Well, shit.....
    Funny stuff Dan. I don't how the hell you found this, other than the insane magic of youtube....or a spare record your mum might have. I could easily see people trying out those horrible puns on other people at parties....Oh Frank Gorshin. Reminding us all he might've made a better Joker after all, but he'll always be the Riddler to us.

    Orange Maramalade......Sweet christ.....

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  2. Thanks Dale! It was Frank's Riddler that made the character my top bat-rouge, but I didn't find this track until I went looking for Riddler costume pics to help with a fancy dress party costume back round 2003. Talk about surprised!

    I picture the backup singers looking like the shows henchmen everytime I hear it - and you're right that laugh does give Mark Hamil's Joker a run for its money!

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