July 3, 2013

TEEN SECRET AGENT TITANS

I've been enjoying the Batman universe lately (see my last post about visiting the 1966 Batcave location). One Caped Crusader-related show I've never explored, that my students speak fondly of, is Teen Titans featuring Robin. This animated series ran on Cartoon Network from 2003-2006 and featured a theme song by J-Pop band Puffy (called Puffy AmiYumi in the States). English vocals were apparently used for serious episodes and Japanese vocals were reserved for silly ones. It's quite a catchy tune! I wonder if Spy Vibers can detect a familiar melody? The song actually borrows the verse from the Secret Agent theme by Johnny Rivers, as well as an inverted version of the guitar progression. Here are the two back-to-back, plus an added full version! I believe it's time for a Teen Titans Twist party. Enjoy!

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3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the heck out of the Teen Titans cartoon; it's actually my favorite cartoon adaptation of a comic book series. For your further listening enjoyment, here's the full length version of the theme with middle eight bars and a guitar solo, as presented in the official music video for the song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhhOMceBJv8

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  2. really fun to hear the full version- thanks!!

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  3. i've added it to the post. i love the chanting bit when they spell out the show title :) i got into Puffy in Japan many years back. i somehow lost touch with their work once they hit in the States.

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