Bookended by Cats was named after Milo and Otis. They are the short, orange, and furry brothers who, upon entering our lives in 2003, often bookended us on our couch. And who are we? We're a geek couple living in PA. We love music, movies, TV, comics, books, and comic cons. And, from time to time, we'll share our thoughts on these nerdy things.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Friday 80s Flashback for July 22, 2022

[Comics and SDCC!] -- Instead of celebrating another album that turned 40 in 2022, this week I'm honoring the return of SDCC, the San Diego Comic Con! This also continues a Comic-Con theme I've used over the past several years. This week's selections are 80s tunes inspired by, about, or somehow related to comic books. So, even though I unfortunately am not at SDCC this year (insert weeping and gnashing of teeth here), I'm still providing some Comic-Con related content. 

Flashback #1: "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" – XTC (1981)

This track was so inspired by the DC Comics character, Sgt. Rock, that the 7" single included a poster that showed a Sgt. Rock comic. Well, the song isn't so much about the character as it is about a comic fan daydreaming that the character can help him win over his love interest.  

Flashback #2: "I Am The Law" – Anthrax (1987)

A heavy metal / thrash tribute to UK comic 2000 AD’s most famous character, Judge Dredd

Flashback #3: "Precious" – The Pretenders (1980)

This track includes the line "Now Howard the Duck and Mr. Stress both stayed/trapped in a world he never made." It's a tenuous connection, but I'll take it!

Well, those tracks are my three offerings, so that's all till next week. Dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the Prophet or Madman archives or via Bookended's 80s Flashback tag

For reference, here are some of my previous SDCC-related Flashbacks:
As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.

I'll see you in seven!

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