I saw a thread on the John Byrne Forum and it brought back some great memories. One of the folks over there asked if anybody associated particular songs with specific comic books. That really struck a chord with me because, when we were kids, Mike and I used to sit and listen to the radio in his room and read comics. If we were listening to a particularly memorable song the first time we read a comic, we'd start to associate that song with the comic. Over the years, I've forgotten most of the associations, but two instances have stuck with me.
The first is the Marvel Comics adaptation of the movie CONAN THE BARBARIAN. I was flipping through the photo section in the back of the magazine when the song "Rosanna" by Toto came on the radio. Ever since, whenever I see certain stills from the movie or pages from the book, that song pops into my head.
The second is THOR #261 (seen here)
When I was in Mike's room (back when we lived in the tiny red-and-white trailer) I was reading this issue of THOR. We got it in one of those great three-packs they'd sell in the toy section of K-Mart or in the grocery stores. While I was flipping through it, the song "Keep on Dancin'" by Gary's Gang came on the radio. Now, whenever I hear that song, I see that cover in my head. Years ago, at the height of my addiction to Napster, I found a copy of the song and played it over and over, remembering that afternoon spent reading comics with my bro'.
Anyone else make these crazy connections?