@seitan - Lol, you sound like I did when I first started choosing songs… had to stop myself from using the kitten emojis in this, and tomorrow’s post! Gotta admit, that cover for the “Cat Man” video’s terrifying, but that song’s amazing! It’s the sort of song I can imagine playing as backdrop to a scene featuring Catwoman, for sure! Hadn’t heard that one by Franz Ferdinand, but completely agree about it fitting Firefly well. Only FF could make the mental conflict of symbolic internal smoldering so catchy, and with quite the entertaining video to match! Reminds me a little of the artwork from David Firth’s stuff, actually.
@capo-mage - Ooh, “Run Through the Jungle” gives the exact amount of gritty that I got when reading up on Grodd… love how much is communicated through the lead singer’s voice there! It’s been forever since I last listened to Primus, but you’ve definitely reminded me of why I started listening to them to begin with with that song. Aw, man, I watched the music video for it, and then went to watch one of the live performance videos, it was so good. And to round out your list with “Eye of the Tiger” and “Killer Queen” earns it the chef kiss! Your songs are great in that they seem to touch on individual attributes for characters in some ways, while doing a good job of representing the overall feel that a character gives off (similar to how I mentioned with Grodd). Wonderful job this week!
@Vroom - You’ll always get a “yes, please!” from me for The Beastie Boys. How I love both the music video and the song for that. Considering the state of this battle, the equally formidable natures of their opposing teams, etc. choosing “Intergalactic” is a great choice, as well!
As for “Superbeast,” I’m not familiar with Rob Zombie’s work (outside of my remembering seeing his name associated with stuff like The Devil’s Rejects in the past), so I came to the listening of that blind, but was certainly won over by the end! Both the the song’s, “I’m the superbeast,” and the video’s imagery instill a good level of fear (similar what you feel when going to “Halloween Horror Nights” or the mental note of warning one gets from a “Beware: Guard Dog on Duty” sign, to stick with the beast motif), and I was brought back to my old GWAR and Lordi days, so it was a win/win!
@LDFM - How’d I forget, “Welcome to the Jungle” when that’s such a must-have on a list like this?? Thank you for adding that gem for us! Can’t say I blame you for reacting so favorably to “The Black Manta,” either. With something like that, you can’t help but feel that if the scene it was being played for didn’t grip you well enough, the song certainly will, causing a cold sweat to start as you think about how scary the ocean actually is when thought about long enough. I like the choice for Dex Starr - was unfamiliar with him, too, but that song comes off as appropriately intimidating to me! You did an A+ job capturing the connotation of “sophistication” with the Sinatra choice. Definitely something I think Penguin would approve of, and doubly wonderful to hear you’d approve of it as well!
Touching on that, I love how varied the music tastes have been in this community - it’s an excellent mix of both acoustic and electric guitar, along with everything ranging from Motown and opera to electronic and symphonic delight! It’s great hearing your choices and more about your interests!
@ralphsix - Ahh, I adore that as a group song, especially in how it showcases the different vices that one would associate with an “animal/beast nature,” and how it’s dualistic in a way, by speaking of a lust for life, but also alluding to other… ahem, “varieties” of such with the followup lyrics. The focus of such being found in the blood is also cool in that it reminds me of the internal battle some of the characters have in finding balance between that and their human side, versus how other characters on the team handle the presence of theirs. A short, but sweet submission of memorable quality!
@Razzzcat - That’s quite the list you have shared there, and a wide variety of characters made happy, to boot! I quite like the tribute to all the scary monsters present in our team this week, folding into it the idea their being something to run away from (certainly, they’d heartily agree!).
“Cat Claw,” “Black/White,” and the happy resurfacing of “Weird Science” were great matches for their characters, and it was a joy being introduced to new songs like “Fire,” “Vide Noir”, and the like! With bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, I’ve only heard a few of their songs such as, “Maps,” so branching out to their other music was fun, as was my venture into “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.” Because of how upbeat they are, what surprised me most were probably “We Are The Ones,” and “My Prerogative,” I think, but I can see both Killer Croc and King Shark vibing out well to those (at a minimum, I will be! lol). And if KS isn’t a New Edition fan, then shame on him because that song’s fantastic.
@UnLagunas - Ahh, while I was kind of tempted to give him something from the soundtrack for Dexter or Silence of the Lambs, Flamingo was a difficult one for me when I went through choosing songs, so I’m glad that you found one for him (and thank you for the language warning)! I love how much that song’s giving me Marilyn Manson vibes in certain parts, and how it, at least for me, leaves a lingering feeling of some level of instability I think is appropriate for, well, someone who eats faces. That aside, considering some of what it seems like The Cheetah has to deal with internally, I like that you went lighthearted with her choice! And the Sly Cooper soundtrack is so good… it manages to both make me think tuxedo and top hat and the concept of: “legitimate business front hiding criminal interests.” I’m sometimes still amazed by how some of the old video game soundtracks are so well done, able to convey an awful lot in atmosphere in such small soundbites.
Speaking of which, I haven’t heard Persona music in a long time, so I was happy to hear that! It, “Survival,” and “The Mariner’s Revenge Song” were superb (along with how good Persona’s music always is, I adore the grandeur of the second one, and maritime feel of the last one, especially!). Your best choice for King Shark is right up my alley, by the way, as I was considering going with something Pirates of the Caribbean for him, so I can relate. Since you found so many songs, were there any characters that gave you the easiest time in finding their match?
@Lincolnfan78 - Aww, no problem, I added the videos for you! I’m glad you got to choose something for the Penguin, especially from something as fitting as The Phantom of the Opera! For one, the checkerboard color scheme’s such a perfect match, but adding to it, that song’s certainly appropriate when considering what his childhood was like. Poignant and powerful. As for Firefly, I like how the video for “Standing Outside the Fire” seems to go really well with how anti-social that character is, and how the lyrics could be seen as taking on an interesting alternative perspective on his fascination with fire on both a physical and symbolic level. Very interesting take on your chosen characters this week!