Saturday, February 23, 2013

Nobody Loves The Hulk (A Slight Reprise)

So, I'm skimming the back-up features in Hulk Annual #18 (1992)...because what else am I supposed to do when I'm illin'?

And what do I stumble across but this:

Wait a minute wait a minute WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!

As you may remember, a couple of months ago we examined what is unquestionably the greatest rock & roll song of all time, "Nobody Loves The Hulk." Go read about (and listen to it).

So what the hey? Well, aside from sharing a title, and some similarities in the chorus, the songs are pretty different. A coincidence? Or did Brevoort and/or Kanterovich know of the original song, and were just riffing on it?

Regardless, this little ditty...well, let's be polite, and just say that it's NOT the greatest rock & roll song of all time.

Let's listen in:

Here's a hint, Rick...don't give us 11 verses before getting to the the chorus...

Let's here what a more...prominent...critic has to say:

The end indeed...

1 comment:

Erich said...

Man, that was painful. It's always irritating when a writer (who is NOT a songwriter or poet) thinks that all that's necessary for song lyrics or poetry is rhyme, but completely disregards meter.

I do appreciate that Brevoort and Kanterovich tried to make this feature more than just a standard "Top 10 Enemies" list by turning it into a song...if only it had been done by someone with actual musical credentials. (Bill Mumy was doing some occasional writing for Marvel at this time, so he probably could have made something out of it.) The fact that it's just a list of villains isn't necessarily a hindrance; there have been several good songs that are just lists of things. ("Reasons to Be Cheerful Part 3," "88 Lines About 44 Women," "People Who Died," and of course, "We Didn't Start the Fire," to name a few.) This is NOT one of them.

Plus...The Ringmaster? Really? The Absorbing Man has a better claim to being on this list. Heck, the GLOB has a better claim to it!