Episode 073: Who Was That Masked Man?
(Featuring all music and songs discussing the nature of Heroes and Villains)
Having spent his life dedicated to the preservation of musical taste in all of its inherent forms, Austin Rich dons his headphones every week to aid Blasphuphmus Radio in the never-ending battle against terrible radio in all of its inherent forms. This week Austin is faced with his toughest challenge yet, and he squares off with music that meditates on the nature of heroes and villains themselves. Will he succeed? There’s only one way to find out, by tuning in.
As I’m sure you can guess, I’m a big fan of Comics, and I have often been excited by those rare musical moments when the two converge. It is not very common, believe me; music loves to tell different kinds of stories than the ones you encounter in your typical staple bound beauty, and while I have always felt that there was a huge connection between Comics and Rock ‘n’ Roll (ahem, The Ramones, ahem), you don’t always think about the one when the other is mentioned.
But with a little digging, I was able to uncover a good hour’s worth of material that managed to follow and particularly four-color theme. The only inclusion that feels a little off is the Sabbath song; while I am a huge fan, it is the only representation from Marvel Comics in this particular show. My only defense is that I have always been a DC guy, and I get the references of their Distinguished Competition than I do the ones from the Bullpen. For anyone else who were able to follow those references: We meet at TFAW every Tuesday; where have you been?
As we move into the summer, there will be some scheduling snafus that will change the way we do things here at Blasphuphmus Radio. As usual, we will do our best to keep you entertained regardless. Stay tuned for more information.
See you in seven.
Who Was That Masked Man?
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Jump Into The Fire [Excerpt] * Harry Nilsson * Nilsson Schmilsson * RCA Victor Records
02.) We’re All Devo! [Excerpt] * Devo * Pioneers Who got Scalped * Rhino Records
03.) Satelite [Excerpt] * Kicking Giant * Halo * Spartadisc Records
04.) Batman * John Zorn * Naked City
05.) Heroes And Villains * Brian Wilson * Smile * NoneSuch Records
06.) Superman * R.E.M. * And I Feel Fine… The Best of the I.R.S Years 1982 – 1987 * E.M.I. / I.R.S. Records
07.) Supergirl * The Readymades * Homework #2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
08.) Greatest American Hero * Zoinks * Bad Move Space Cadet * Dr. Strange Records
09.) Green Lantern Theme * Announcer * The Superman / Aquaman Hour of Adventure * Filmation Records
10.) Doctor Who: Main Title * Delia Derbyshire * Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
11.) Superhumans * The Flaming Lips * Transmissions From The Satellite Heart * Warner Bros. Records
12.) My Hero, Zero * The Lemonheads * School House Rock! Rocks * Atlantic Records
13.) The Shadow Knows * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best of Link Wray * Rhino Records
14.) Iron Man * Black Sabbath * Paranoid * Warner Bros. Records
15.) The Lone Ranger (“March of the Swiss Soldiers”) * Gioachino Rossini / The Lone Ranger / Announcer * William Tell Overture * Mutual Broadcasting System Radio
16.) The Thunderbirds: Main Theme * Barry Gray * Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
17.) Doomed Metropolis * Bishop Of Battle * Prequel Plus * Know Wave Records
18.) Go Monkey Go * Devo * The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains * Rhino Records
19.) Monkey vs. Robot * James Kochalka Superstar * Monkey vs. Robot * The Orchard Records
20.) Taut * Gricer * Gricer * Taut Recordings
21.) Superheroes * Brad, Janet & The Criminologist * The Rocky Horror Picture Show * Ode Sounds & Visuals Records
22.) Taut [Excerpt] * Gricer * Gricer * Taut Recordings