Oh! Superman!

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s my shameless attempt at being relevant in order to get more hits!

Superman Returns is finally in theatres and I thought I’d capitalize….er, I mean celebrate with this quick post showcasing two of my favorite Superman-related songs.

Vinyl Syndicate – Man Of Steal
A drum and bass mix of the main Superman theme. It’s taken from Aphrodite’s 1999 mix album Urban Jungle. Not much to say about this one, other than it’s really cool and I dig it. I had an idea for a music video for this song the first time I heard it. It involved flying ravers and a lot of glowsticks. And before you ask, no I wasn’t on ecstasy at the time.

I was on ketamine.

Meco -Themes From Superman
I have to respect a guy like Meco. Not because of his artistic ability (I don’t even think Disco Stu could do that) but because of his amazing ability to cash in on other people’s success. This is the dude that recorded a disco version of the Star Wars theme just months after the movie came out – and scored a massive hit (and the admiration of John Williams!!) in the process. Riding high off that success (and another John Williams soundtrack to a hit movie) Meco recorded Superman And Other Galactic Heroes the following year. Sadly, Meco wasn’t able to have lightning strike twice, and the album wasn’t nearly as successful as his smash-hit take on Star Wars.

Much like his Star Wars music, Meco’s ‘Themes From Superman’ isn’t really ‘good’ in the traditional sense, but more interesting in a ‘what the fuck is going on?!?!’ kind of way. I have a bizarre fascination with the music of Meco, and have nearly all of his albums. I might post some more of his stuff later.

WARNING: This is a long track (15 minutes) and a big file.
ADDITIONAL WARNING: Prolonged exposure to the music of Meco has been known to cause paralysis, mental instability and in some rare cases, death. Listen at your own risk.

4 Responses to “Oh! Superman!”

  1. VonCheech says:

    hey, where is the link on this post..
    can’t find it.

    thank you, i been looking for this one.
    does this record only one song ?

  2. VonCheech says:

    do you have the cover too ?

    thanks again.

  3. Hector says:

    Yo tengo el LP pero me gustaría la versión digital. Saludos.

  4. Soundtrack Reader says:

    please share these tracks if you have them…

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