CHILDREN'S TREASURY OF SUPERMAN MUSICAL STORIES - The Merriettes
TRACK LISTING: Superman, Clark Kent, Busy Busy Busy, Lois Lane, Superboy, Kid Stuff, Don't Want To Go Back to the 5th Dimension, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Jimmy Olsen, The Lion and the Cub, Krypto, A Dog's Life
IMPRESSIONS: Maybe Superman is a harder sell with me than Batman but this companion album to the other Merriettes lp is tedious whereas the Batman album is fun. Granted, Superman is much more boring (Wayne?) than Batman but the singers even sound as if they're struggling to inject some life into the rather lackluster songs; one gets the sense of them reading the lyric sheets by rote rather than having a party as in the Batman record. Ah well, it's still worth a listen for the kitschy 60's go-go music sound to the tunes. A special warning: the opening track "Superman" is obnoxiously annoying in parts. High points are the absolute bizarreness of "Mr. Mxyzptlk" (which features the extra-dimensional imp pronouncing his name sounding like a chicken pulled backwards through a hedge) and the slightly obscene-toned "Jimmy Olsen".
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Busy Busy Busy, Superboy, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Jimmy Olsen, Krypto
FACT SHEET: Yeah, I got nuthin'.