Friday, January 11, 2008
Yes, Dear Reader....this travesty actually exists....well...kinda...
Take it away, Wikipedia:
While a parody of a Batman musical was featured in one of the most recent series' comics, in 2002, Jim Steinman, David Ives, and Tim Burton had worked on a theatre production called Batman: The Musical although it was ultimately cancelled. Steinman has recently revealed five songs from the musical. The first is the opening theme for "Gotham City" and the entry of Batman with his tortured solo "The Graveyard Shift"; followed by "The Joker's Song (Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?)", "The Catwoman's Song (I Need All The Love I Can Get)", "We're Still The Children We Once Were" (the climactic sequence) and "In The Land Of The Pig The Butcher Is King", sung by the corrupt blood-suckers ruling Gotham, recently covered on the Meat Loaf album Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose. These songs can be heard at the Batman: The Musical memorial site, Dark Knight of the Soul
Just the thought of Batman getting the "Phantom of the Opera" treatment makes me smile for all the wrong reasons. It's too bad that this'll never see the light of day, because it could be an unintentional humor value goldmine...
For download tonight....the entire demo session....
01 THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT
02 IN THE LAND OF THE PIG, THE BUTCHER IS KING
03 NOT ALLOWED TO LOVE
04 Not Allowed (Pop Version)
05 Not Allowed (Dance Version)
06 THE JOKER'S SONG (WONDERFUL TOYS)
07 THE CATWOMAN'S SONG (I NEED ALL THE LOVE I CAN GET)
08 WE'RE STILL THE CHILDREN WE ONCE WERE
09 CRY TO HEAVEN
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