Monday, February 2, 2009

The Traits-"Nobody Loves The Hulk" (1970) 45RPM

I know very little about this single other than it was advertised for mail order purchase in some Marvel comics magazines cover dated 1970.

After giving it a listen, the tune itself sounds like a a garage band of the era ripping off riffs and beats from one hit wonder the Strawberry Alarm Clock's psychedelic rock hit, "Incense and Peppermints" with weird-ass lyrics involving the Incredible Hulk....

I've tried to dig up some info on the band, The Traits, but have found little other than it is not the same Traits helmed by Roy Head (writer and performer of the 1965 tune, "Treat Her Right", later covered by Billy "Crash" Craddock, Barbara Mandrell, and George Thorogood). Slickdpdx of Knownunknowns has this to say:

"I heard that it was a promotional item that was never released. Forgotten about, it was left to rot in a warehouse in Queens until its discovery decades later."

More than likely, this may be the case.

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Charles said...

I like this song very much, it's so sticky. Also the lyric is right, anybody loves Hulk, because he is violent and as Valtrex said "He is dangerous as an hungry lion".

Robert M. Lindsey said...

Man, I am LOVING this blog! Where are earth did you get so many soundtracks? Have you always made a point to collect them?