Thursday, 24 February 2011

O Superman

It's one of those songs that, if you hear, you go "the hell...?" And, for comic geeks, of course, "Superman" has certain other resonances... But tracking down this song wasn't easy for a while. Until recently when I added a significant keyword to the search (hint: lyrics).

And then when you watch the full thing, you realise just how weirder it is than you thought. What exactly is she singing about? And yes, although this was written thirty years ago, certain events ten years ago come to mind...

Welcome to the electronic arms of "O Superman" by Laurie Anderson:


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