Saturday, September 13, 2008


Laurie Anderson - O Superman (1981)

Laurie Anderson's politically charged, haunting synth classic took on an eerie new meaning in the new millenium, when planes plunged into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre. [Touched upon in our DDW retrospective.]

The song; a reference to the Jules Massenet aria, O Souverain, o juge, o père; has held varying political significance throughout it's lifespan as perhaps Anderson's most memorable track.

While the song actually bares no relevance to the superhero it shares a name with, it seemed like a vaguely appropriate song, given our recent musings on Superman as a cartoon [Last Son Part 1/Part 2]. It is also another fine opportunity to cram a great song onto the site through the flimsy premise of this weekend supplement.

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