Friday, July 18, 2008

The Adventures of Batman & Rubin (the Jewish Boy Wonder) - Allen & Rossi

I thought this would be a good one to put up to tie in with the opening of "The Dark Knight". I went record shopping a couple of months ago and scored a sealed copy of this. Marty Allen and Steve Rossi were a popular comedy duo at the time, and this is the story of a comic book reading boy named Rubin (Allen), and his dream of joining Batman and battling the Penguin, the Catwoman, and the Riddler.

The most interesting thing about this record is listed at the top of the cover: "Created and Written by Bob Kane (Creator of Batman & Robin)". Yup, supposedly this album was written by Bob Kane himself. He even wrote the liner notes on the back cover. (However, considering how much has later been discovered about Kane's "sole" creatorship of Batman, I have some doubts about this.)

I know a lot of you are going to want to know if this album is funny. To be honest, I didn't get many laughs from it. (Maybe if you're Jewish some of the references might be funnier.) But regardless of that, I thought it would be good to put up for the historical significance of it. Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. Rubin's Dream
  2. Enter Batman
  3. Enter Commissioner Gordon
  4. Enter the Penguin
  5. At the Discotheque
  6. Enter the Catwoman
  7. Enter the Riddler
  8. A Clue
  9. Batman and Rubin Meet the Riddler
  10. Rubin Awakes
Click here or here to download!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just want to say that i first heard this album when i was like 10 on my dads old record player. I thought it was great then, lol. And thank you for putting it online.