Comics Allianceis yet another general interest comics blog that launched recently. We meant to link to it a while ago, but what with one thing and another, it got driven clear out of our mind. Anyway Comics Alliance is notable for being an AOL-affiliated blog, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t jealous of the groovy sidebar with a calendar of events, covers, polls and other snappy doodads. Anyway it’s a solid effort by proprietors John Anderson and Chris Dooley.
Anyhoo, we mention this because we’re stealing our very first link from Comics Alliance, Gabba Gabba Hey! which WAS linking to a swell animated video of the Ramones singing the Spider-Man theme song, directed by LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE’S Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Alas the video has removed by Viacom. Oh well. Of course, it took us about five minutes to find ANOTHER YouTube upload, so hey ho! Let’s go anyway! This will be down in no time, we’re sure.
The song was from the Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits album of 1995, when many more Ramones were alive than now. The album, which we own, contains such things as Wax covering “Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy” and Helmet covering “Gigantor” which is fun but not as good as the Dickies version, which is one of the greatest things ever recorded.
We know that artistic rights clearances and so on make this video stuff subject to all the laws of intellectual property and what not, but it would be nice if such things were readily available, for real and legally, right? *sigh*