Archive for the Batman Category

Glamour Ghouls

Posted in 70's, Batman, bowie, Brian Eno, Comics, glam, halloween, Marc Bolan, rock on October 26, 2008 by planetmondo
I found a load of old scraps and cuttings like this in the loft recently

There’s a gallery of grotesques to choose from when you get to glam related rocky horrors…

Alice Cooper – The New York Dolls ‘Frankenstein’ – Iggy’s ‘Death Trip’ and ‘Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell’ – Suzi Q’s ‘Devil Gate Drive’- Bolan’s ‘Mystic Lady’, ‘Demon Queen’ (or his earlier John’s Children tune ‘‘Desdemona’‘ banned because of it’s “lift up your skirt and fly” line)- Bowie’s ‘Width Of A Circle’, ‘Please Mr Gravedigger’, ‘Beauty And The Beast’ – Roxy’s ‘Bogus Man’ or Eno’s ‘Spirit’s Drifting’ and ‘Everything Merges With The Night’ are just a handful of the Halloween themed hits and howlers available from the spangle age..but I thought these few tunes could do with being reanimated as pre-season of the witch friendly..

David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).

An overlooked, underplayed thumper that gets lost in the shadows of ‘Ashes To Ashes’ and ‘Fashion’

Marc Bolan You Scare Me To Death

Hellraiser – a heavier-hitting side of The Sweet

Blockbuster –

Blockbuster could well have been inspired by the Batman bruiser Blockbuster(DC’s answer to The Hulk)

Which brings us back to Bowie who referenced Batman in Uncle Arthur

“Uncle Arthur still reads comics
Uncle Arthur follows Batman”

And that’s ‘doing the loop’

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Blogbuster – The Rocking Horror Show

Posted in Batman, blogbuster, Comics on October 18, 2007 by planetmondo


I’ve been checking out the daily Halloween countdown over at armagideon time and it’s such a black diamond that I’m logging it in the blog

Bitter Andrew has created a Harvest Festival of horror and song, a creepshow autumnal advent calendar, a medley of mad, musical and macabre motif’s…
*goes on like this for several hours*

Each post is a pumpkin size peach packed with tip top tracks and clips from cult comics with a spin that will leave you grinning like a gargoyle and downloading like a demon – it’s all treat’s no trick’s so get on over and fill your cyberspace boot’s with the some of these grab bag goodies;

Bowie, New York Dolls, Flesh For Lulu, Goldfrapp, Air, PIL,

And in a similar vein why not treat yourself to….

The Bollock Brothers – Horror Movies

Holy Beatlemania Pt. 2 – I Read The Word today….

Posted in Batman, Bootleg remixes, Comics, The Beatles, The Who on October 16, 2007 by planetmondo

I’m not normally one to blow my own bugle as;

A – I don’t own any tootle type instruments.

B – There aren’t many occasions when I feel flushed enough to fire up a fanfare.

But today is different – I’m in this month’s edition of The Word!! (Issue 57 – Springsteen on the cover) And am so buzzing I could break out the sweet sherry and spam baps.

I did a piece of cyberspace scrapbooking last month about Batman issue 222, which is based around The Beatles ‘Paul is dead’ myth. This has ended up(re written to 240 words by me) in The Word, and if that’s not batty enough I’m on the letter’s page. Twice!!

I’m probably more amazed than anyone as I haven’t written anything longer than a shopping list since leaving school.

The original bat blog looks like this and the updated piece is on page 27 of The Word 57 which looks like this.

So support your local newsagent and The Word team by grabbing yourself a copy.

And why not treat yourself to this dynamic duo from the Batcavern.

The Who – Batman

Go Home Productions -Paperback Believer

PS – The Batman/Beatles story has even made the cover (behind the CD). I’ll shut up now.

Holy Beatlemania – The Fab Four go to Gotham

Posted in Batman, Comics, The Beatles on September 6, 2007 by planetmondo

Almost daily I’m amazed how pervasive The Beatles influence has been. Aside from the obvious clones and copycats, there’s oblique references like Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python animations and The Goodies music based slapstick skits. To even more obscure motifs like Chekov’s haircut in Star Trek (honestly! It really is based on a Beatles moptop).

And then there’s batty Beatlemania of Batman no. 222 “Dead Til Proven Alive”. The June 1970 issue based around the Paul is dead rumors, which sees the Dynamic Duo trying to crack clues – backward recordings, cryptic artwork etc, to reveal the rogue rock star. Fortunately the full story has been scanned in and is available to read here . It’s almost as bonkers as issue 133 of Daredevil which guest stars international “mentalist” Uri Geller in a walk on appearance.