Monday, May 16, 2016

Musical Monday - Dusty California by Paul & Storm

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the Avengers were also a rock band? Apparently, Paul & Storm did, and they came up with a song that sounds like it was taken straight off of an Eagles album from the 1970s.

To a certain extent, a song about superheroes who are in a rock band is pretty much something that really should sound like it came from the 1970s, because there were so many television shows from that era that more or less had that as the theme. Well, sort of had that as the theme. And they were mostly cartoons. I remember the Jackson 5 had an animated show about the band where they fought villains and saved the day. There were Josie and the Pussycats, who were more or less an all female version of the Scooby Doo gang with instruments. Even though the Archies animated show only lasted one season in 1968, it produced the hit single Sugar, Sugar, and ran in reruns through most of the 1970s. Kiss starred in the terrible movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park in 1978 where the band members all had super powers. I'm just surprised that Sid and Marty Krofft didn't have a live action show about rock star super heroes with giant puppets and stop motion animation, although they did have a show featuring the fictitious rock band Kool and the Kongs as well as the Bay City Rollers Show.

I want to live in the alternate universe where one of the biggest media properties is a story about a country rock band that got hit by cosmic rays emitted from a meteor and gained super powers. I'd watch that movie.

Previous Musical Monday: Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
Subsequent Musical Monday: Down Today by Jonathan Coulton

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  1. What do you mean "if" the Avengers were also a rock band in the '70s? They were. This is documented fact:

    Full story here:

    1. @David C: Exactly how musically talentless did they imagine Falcon to be that they assigned him "hand clapping" as his contribution to the album?

  2. Also, "The Impossibles" from Hanna-Barbera's "Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles" were both superheroes and a rock band.

    And they're back from limbo this week, as it happens!

    1. @David C: There are few things quite as much fun as 1960s era rock star superheroes.