Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Adam West-Miranda

I'd seen this sleeve and somehow always presumed it to be a couple of straight songs with Adam trying to cash in on his bat-popularity. 

NOT the case.

You can read about and hear MIRANDA here:

Friday, July 10, 2015

Adam Adamant Lives!

Never shown at the time in the US, ADAM ADAMANT LIVES! was a 2 series BBC show that began in 1966. Decidedly in the vein of THE AVENGERS with a trace of DR WHO mixed in, the premise is that an Edwardian adventurer frozen is thawed in modern day London where he attempts to fit in while righting wrongs and helping people with a female companion in tow. Currently, the surviving episodes can be found on YouTube.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Marvel Super-Heroes

Here we have the first Marvel heroes to pop up in any medium other than comic books (or the occasional newspaper article). This 1966 syndicated series was...well...weird. The theme songs were memorable, the voice acting good (John Vernon--later from ANIMAL HOUSE--was Iron Man!), and the art was--LITERALLY--the art from the already classic comics by Wood, Heck, Kirby, Colan, and Ayers. The problem came in the fact that they were barely animated. In fact. sometimes not at all! Sometimes, teh camera simply moved around the image while sound effects went off or dialogue continued offscreen! Still, they carry a certain nostalgia and were ver popular in the VHS days.

Since they were syndicated, they didn't air in every market in '66. In my neck of the woods, I never got to see them until 1969!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Tommy Roe-It's Now Winter's Day

On a hot summer day, here's some cold to cool you off. Once a Buddy Holly clone, Tommy Roe survived the '60s with minor hits like this from late '66, topping off the decade with his pop masterpiece, DIZZY.