Monday, February 15, 2016

Bat-Music #7 - The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale - Batman and Robin

Bat-Music #7 - The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale - Batman and Robin
At first glance, "Batman and Robin," by Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale, might seem like yet another quickie cash-in on the Batman phenomena, featuring a cover version of the Batman theme, and a bunch of generic instrumentals that you would never associate with the TV show if it wasn't for Batman inspired titles.  And, honestly, that's pretty much what it is.  But what makes this album special is the musicians behind it.  Never heard of "The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale?" Well, I don't blame you because they weren't a real band, it was just the name the producers slapped on this and other cheaply produced cash-in records to make them seem more legit.  But the actual musicians that recorded this in the studio were no less than Sun Ra and His Arkestra and The Blues Project.  Which in theory, should make this a good listen.  And it does, to some extent.  The band is definitely a step above what you would hear on a record like this, and there are a few creative touches here and there.  Overall, though, a cheap cash-in record is still a cheap cash-in record, and it doesn't have a lot to offer after the novelty wears off.

Tracklist:
  1. Batman Theme    
  2. Batman's Batmorang    
  3. Batman And Robin Over The Roofs    
  4. The Penguin Chase    
  5. Flight Of The Batman    
  6. Joker Is Wild    
  7. Robin's Theme    
  8. Penguin's Umbrella    
  9. Batman And Robin Swing    
  10. Batmobile Wheels    
  11. The Riddler's Retreat    
  12. The Bat Cave

The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale - Robin's Theme

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