Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man "A Rockomic: From Beyond the Grave"

In 1972, Ron Dante recorded this album for Buddha records entitled 'Spiderman: A Rockomic', offering up infectious tunes like 'Goin' Crosstown' interspersed within a storyline. The album music was released under the name The Webspinners.

Clipped from Nothing But Comics: Although questions remain about how much permission Marvel Comics gave Icarus to record the album, it’s indisputable that Buddah Records was licensed by Marvel to release The Amazing Spider-Man:  From Beyond the Grave:  A Rockomic.  This unique hybrid of comic book and rock album featured wordless Spider-Man comic strips illustrated by legendary Spider-Man artist John Romita, Sr. that went along with the music on the vinyl LP.  The album’s lead singer is Ron Dante, who was also the lead singer of the fictional comics-inspired cartoon band The Archies.

Dork Note: Had this album when I was a kid!

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