Burt Ward's "Boy Wonder" song, a collaboration with Frank Zappa


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/31/burt-wards-boy-wonder-so.html


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Even then they all knew Batman was gay


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Even in the 60s, she felt the need to clarify her gender. She knew. We all knew.


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He compares TMOI to the Hell’s Angels?
Wuuuut?


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I’ve actually read that book. Accidentally ran across it in the library. Had to read it since a had a huge crush on Robin. Ward talks a lot about how big his dick is and how they had to pad his shorts. Foo on that!


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Holy Fucking Wow.

This transcends wonderful things.


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Little known fact I acquired from a trivia book, Burt Ward was the 1st choice of the producer of The Graduate for the role that made Dustin Hoffman a star. He could not get out of the time conflicts from the Batman contract.


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(2003)
He had his own VFX facility at one point.


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I wonder if Burt Ward was even aware of what was going on. Did he really think he was just palling around with a bunch of weirdos?


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More proof of musical genius Frank Zappa’s insatiable desire to compose and bring joy to the world by any means necessary. Any excuse to cut a track. You can tell doo-wop styles were not too far in the past - in 1966 he also released Freak Out which was jumped on by the press looking for dirty hippie totems as noted in the above interview. I wonder if any of this was cut from when he had the orchestra time booked for Freak Out? Though this track is more reminiscent of his Soul Giants/ Del-Fi records days, or even Go Cry on Somebody Else’s Shoulder from Freak Out, his spoken word approach was both a nod to the theatrical “poetic interlude” of 50’s crooners, and set the stage for more notable (or notorious) spoken word records which I am loath to mention here (1968’s The Transformed Man etc.)

Long Live Zappa!


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Another one for the excavated archives of fifty thousand years hence


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Imagine how bad all the campy 60’s spoken word records like this one would have been if they’d had autotune back then.


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I thought that was the “Baby on Board” song…


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