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BATMAN ’66 Gets a Metal Cover in Tribute to Adam West

BATMAN ’66 Gets a Metal Cover in Tribute to Adam West

This weekend, Adam West passed away at the age of 88. Although West was an actor for several decades, he will always be fondly remembered as TV’s first “Caped Crusader” in the Batman TV series from 1966. West’s campy and even hilarious take on DC’s most popular superhero earned him a fan following that spanned generations. Now, in honor of West’s legacy, it’s time for Batman ’66 to meet metal.

Eric Calderone (a.k.a. Erock) has posted his heavy metal inspired take on the incredibly catchy Batman opening theme by Neal Hefti, complete with a few exaggerated sound effects in comic book style. “If you are from my decade (early – mid 80s), Adam West was your first Batman,” wrote Calderone on his YouTube page. “Pretty bummed about his passing but I’d say he made his mark, definitely for me. I tried not to stray too far from the original to shoot for a proper tribute. Thank you Batman.”

We have to say that the Adam West quote that opens this video was a perfect example of the humor he brought to his Batman, a hero who was so light that he could never be called a Dark Knight. It’s only been within the last decade that a whole new generation of fans has re-embraced Batman ’66, both in comics and in the complete series on DVD. West’s legacy will always live on, and this video was a great tribute to him.

If you want to hear more more music from Calderone, visit Metalyze.com or check out his frequently updated YouTube channel.

What did you think about Calderone’s on Batman ’66‘s iconic opening theme song? Rock out in the comment section below.

Image: Eric Calderone

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