Monday, June 20, 2011

Really? Conan Rocks Out?

I don't know why they insist on filling the Conan the Barbarian movie previews with heavy guitar licks. Are guitar licks the cue for awesome bloody action (check out the Red-bar trailer at Crom)? Perhaps you can say this is the Danzig influence? Say what you will about the '82 John Milius version but his choice of composer Basil Poledouris was spot on for any Conan/Kull soundtrack.

But I think I know why the film-makers are leaning in the direction of cliched 'heavy metal' muscle-bound barbarian tunes. It's because Conan once fronted a band...
Yes, that's right, we can blame Stan Lee and John Romita for this ha-ha funny that has directly influenced the music choice for the new Conan movie.

But Conan and the Barbarians were just part of a larger recording project, there were many famous folks that have kept their musical talents 'hidden' for these many years. Don't be shy, come on out and let the world dance to your music!
Hulk on drums? Sure. Power-man on Bass? I can see that. But Captain America on tambourine? What the hell, he's not Davy Jones he's an American legend!

And what is the product of all this 'untapped' talent? Why it's Spider-man: Rock Reflections of a Super-hero!

Listen at your own risk!

And just for a bonus for listening to the entire track, get yourself a vintage Conan 7-11 cup by none other than Barry Winsor Smith, no less!


  1. I'm not sure why the studio marketing departments think that trailers need to use whatever music is on the Top 40 list. Lucky for us the actual Conan film will have a more appropriate instumental soundtrack.

    Thanks for posting about Rock Reflections! I remember seeing the ads for it in Marvel comics at the time but never heard it.

  2. I think "nobody has a crush on Peter" because of his seizure-esque dance moves dispalyed on that back cover.

  3. I don't think that music will be in the movie. Maybe in the end credits.