Here's what's rad about being drunk--sometimes you buy random things. I was drunk and bought this from a Muslim dude sells stuff outside the Muslim Community Center by my house. I've walked by his sale hundreds of times and never bought a thing. But one day I was drunk and went through his CDs and found this gem!
In a shameless attempt to capitalize on Spider-Man's fame and this exciting thing called "Rock and Roll," a ridiculous CD was born! Or, actually Album, as this is the 25th anniversary re-release. The back cover is absolutely genius! Hulk on the Drums! Power Man on Base! Conan and the Barbarians on Strings. And my favorite, Falcon -- Hand clapping. LOL
(click on it to make it bigger!)
The inside cover has this very creepy picture of old web head.
And the back inside cover is an image inspired by the song "Peter Stays and the Spider Man Goes."
And now prepare to have your mind blown by some selections from the album including some super dry passionless narraration by Stan Lee.
Here's my first pick (and one of my personal favorites) - Peter Stays and Spider-Man Goes!
Anyway, here's some exciting narration by Stan the Man Lee! And by exciting I mean totally emotionless. He put the same amount of emotion one would put into reading a stereo manual!
The narration leads to this jazzy tune (and one of my personal favorites) Square Boy, You Gotta Get Cool, Get Cool...
More "heartfelt" narration from Stan.
Yes, he's got powers! He is the - Spider-Man!
But Peter's life takes a turn for the worse...
And even worse! Because (as it's put so eloquently in one of my favorite songs) - No One's Got a Crush on Peter! (this one's for you, Makepeace!)
But wait...someone did have a crush on Peter! Gwendolyn!
Things are looking up for Mr. Peter!
Luckily, it's not all about Web-Head. Some of his greatest villains get their due. Like this rock-opera masterpiece - Dr. Octopus pt. 1!
Luckily, it's only a dream! A really fucking weird dream!
Hollywood really dropped the ball by not putting this next song in Spider-Man 2.
I gotta give the album props for trying to work in actual bits of Spider-Man story. Like this woeful tale.
And now it's time for a folksy Cat Stevens-esque sad song about Spidey's sorrow.
And the last of the robotic-like narration from Stan. I have a theory about this--Stan probably had pride back in the 70's and felt stupid doing narration for this album. That's why he did such a crappy job. I don't think he has pride anymore, as he will pimp anything with gusto! I've seen him do it! I know!
Although the album takes a darker turn towards the end, it does end on a thoughtful upbeat number.
And that's it! Remember to get super drunk and go shopping! You can get amazing things like this album! Which I snapped up for the low low price of one American dollar!